We are not justified by our wisdom, intelligence, piety, or by any action of ours, however holy, but by faith, the one means by which God has justified men from the beginning. – St. Clement I

For though remission of sins is given equally to all, the communion of the Holy Spirit is given in proportion to each man’s faith. If you have labored little, you receive little; but if you have done much, the reward is great. – St. Cyril of Jerusalem 

Unless [the soul] absorbs the gift of the Spirit through faith, the mind has the ability to know God but lacks the light necessary for that knowledge. – St. Hilary 

All of us, high and low, in our measure are responsible for the safe-keeping of the faith. – St. John Henry Newman 

By itself faith accomplishes nothing. For even the devils believe and shudder. No, faith must be joined to an active love of God which is expressed in good works. – St. Maximus the Confessor 

He who has been granted the grace of knowledge and yet has grief, grudges, or hate for someone, is like a man who scratches his eyes with thorns and brambles. – St. Maximus the Confessor 

We’re not always called to be successful but we’re always called to be faithful. – St. Teresa of Kolkata 


There’s a difference between believing in God and believing God – Fr. Mike Schmitz 

Faith is often only enough light to take the next step. – Fr. Mike Schmitz 

The development of science and technology, this splendid testimony of the human capacity for understanding and for perseverance, does not free humanity from the obligation to ask the ultimate religious questions. Rather, it spurs us on to face the most painful and decisive of struggles, those of the heart and of the moral conscience. – Pope St. John Paul II

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. – Roman Catechism

Before men can come to the liturgy they must be called to faith and to conversion. – Sacrosanctum Concilium 

Without faith, we are not able to believe in things that are mysteries and that are beyond our capacity to comprehend. You can’t understand the mysteries of faith- but they should make sense. – Sr. Kateri MC

Even though enlightened by him in whom it believes, faith is often lived in darkness and can be put to the test. – CCC 164

In revealing his mysterious name, YHWH (“I AM HE WHO IS,” “I AM WHO AM” or “I AM WHO I AM”), God says who he is and by what name he is to be called. This divine name is mysterious just as God is mystery. It is at once a name revealed and something like the refusal of a name, and hence it better expresses God as what he is – infinitely above everything that we can understand or say. – CCC 206

Faith in God means: Coming to know God’s greatness and majesty; Living in thanksgiving; Knowing the unity and true dignity of all men; Making good use of created things; Trusting God in every circumstance. – CCC 222-227