Quotes on the Cross

My previous post was about The Cross.

I didn’t provide quotes because I didn’t want to overload the post with too much information.

Since there are so many great quotes on the cross, I want to share some.

Here are 12 quotes from the saints plus 1 from the Lord Himself!


“Our life is a continuous battle with many crosses, trials and temptations. But only with them can noble and heroic souls be formed.” ~ Blessed Tarsykia Matskiv

“One cannot desire freedom from the cross when one is especially chosen for the cross.” ~ St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“You must accept your cross. If you bear it courageously, it will carry you to heaven.” ~ St. Jean Vianney

“Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

“We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.” ~ St. Teresa of Ávila

“Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.” ~ St. Augustine

“Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end.” ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola

“If you really want to love Jesus, first learn to suffer, because suffering teaches you to love.” ~ St. Gemma Galgani

“Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.” ~ St. John of the Cross

“Keep your eyes on the crucifix, for Jesus without the cross is a man without a mission, and the cross without Jesus is a burden without a reliever.” ~ Venerable Fulton Sheen

“Let us bear our cross and leave it to God to determine the length and the weight. He will never let the trial surpass the strength He gives you, and at the very moment you think yourself overwhelmed by sorrow, He will lift you up and give you peace.” ~ St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

“Those who share in the sufferings of Christ are also called, through their own sufferings, to share in glory.” ~ St. John Paul II

“If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” ~ Jesus


Do you connect with any of these quotes?

Is there another quote you’d like to share?

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