Weekly Blog

Mark’s Favorite Quotes (Pt. 1)

I see quotes in different places that I invariably save on my phone and refer back to periodically. Recently looking at them, I thought I’d share what has captured my attention for this week’s blog. In no particular order, here we go.


“A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other” 

“God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand His wisdom, but we simply have to trust His will”.

Psalm 37:5

“God has not called me to be successful; He called me to be faithful”. 

St. Teresa of Calcutta 

“Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given: a heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage”. 

St. Francis of Assisi

“Jesus didn’t raise up a million followers. He raised up 12 and told them to go do the same”. 

Curtis Martin 

“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything, tell god your needs and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers”. 

Philippians 4:6

“Few human joys are as deep and thrilling as those experienced by two people who love one another and have achieved something as the result of a great, shared effort”. 

Pope Francis

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” 

Danielle LaPorte 

“The age of casual Catholicism is over. The age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholic by accident, but instead we must be Catholics by conviction”. 

Fr. Terrance Henry, TOR

“The future belongs to people who believe in something beyond themselves, and who live and sacrifice accordingly”. 

Archbishop Charles Chaput 

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today”. 

William Allen White

Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly”. 

St. Ignatius of Loyola

“The more you let yourself compete and compare, the more you forget your own calling”. 

Ann Voskamp

“As soon as I meet people, I pray for them. I welcome everyone as a person sent to me and entrusted to me by Christ. This helps me in all my relationships with people”. 

St. Pope John Paul II

“Don’t wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly”. 

St. Francis DeSales 

“Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch”. 

St. Pope John Paul II

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless”. 

G.K. Chesterton 

God did not tell us to follow Him because He needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole”. 

St. Irenaeus 

“We’re not here to make memories. We’re her to make Disciples”. 

Ennie Hickman

“From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning”.

Pope Benedict XVI (Fr. Joseph Ratzinger-1969)

“First do what is necessary, then do what is possible, and before long you will find yourself doing the impossible”. 

St. Francis of Assisi 

“Let go of everything that has been holding you back. Push fear out of the way and claim the peace, joy, and fulfillment that are yours. Now is the time”.

Danielle Bean 

“Transforming people one at a time is at the heart of God’s plan for the world”. 

Matthew Kelly


Next week I will share a few more of my favorites.

Feel free to email me back with your favorite quote(s).

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God Bless you on your Path to Peace, Joy, and Fulfillment!!!

Remember…God made you for GREATNESS!!!