21 Catholic Saint Quotes About Hope To Encourage You When Life Is Hard

History often repeats itself. Knowing this, it is important to look to the wisdom of the saints and see how they handled things. It is eye opening to see how much they suffered, and more importantly, how they suffered. With great love and perseverance it is evident that they never gave up hope. That hope in turn always kept them close to God and his will for them.

There are so many things in this world that we cannot control. Read through these saint quotes about hope as a reminder of what we really should be focusing on, and be renewed with a hope that we cannot get from anything on this earth.

1. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” –Pope John XXIII

2.  “Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness, vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms?” –Our Lady of Guadalupe

3.  “Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.” – Saint Francis of Assisi

4. “Jesus is living next to you, in the brothers and sisters with whom you share your daily existence.” –Pope Saint John Paul II

5. “He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.” –Saint Francis de Sales

6.  “Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” –Saint Augustine

7. “Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God’s hands, and let yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child.” –Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

8. “Don’t spend your energies on things that generate worry, anxiety and anguish. Only one this is necessary: Lift up your spirit and love God.” –Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

9. “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayers.” –Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

10. “This, in short, is the difference between us and others who know not God, that in misfortune they complain and murmur, while the adversity does not call us away from the truth of virtue and faith, but strengthens us by its suffering.” –Saint Cyprian

11. “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” –Saint Catherine of Siena

12. “Jesus loves hidden souls. A hidden flower is the most fragrant. I must strive to make the interior of my soul a resting place for the Heart of Jesus.” –Saint Faustina

13. “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” Pope Saint John Paul II

14. “All blessings come to us through our Lord.” –Saint Teresa of Avila

15. “He will teach us, for in beholding his life we find that he is the best example.” –Saint Teresa of Avila

16. “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.” –Saint Francis of Assisi

17. “Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.” –Saint Gregory Nazianzen

18. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” –Saint Francis of Assisi

19.  “Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.” –Saint Bede the Venerable

20. “Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.” –Saint John Chrysostom

21. “Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you. Do not think that He is leaving you alone, for that would be to wrong Him.” –Saint John of The Cross