Miracle Quotes from Saints

How Famous Saints Describe Miracles

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Saints have experienced God's miraculous power working through their lives, and developed wisdom about miracles in the process. Colin Anderson/Getty Images

Saints have experienced God's power working through their lives in miraculous ways. Even though they were ordinary people, their faith in God empowered them to do extraordinary work to help others, such as healing and providing for people's needs in situations that seemed impossible. These miracle quotes from saints describe their wisdom about miracles:

"Yes, this is still the age of miracles. We too would work them if we had faith!" - St. Josemaria Escriva

"Humility and purity are the wings which carry us to God and make us almost divine. Remember that a bad man who is ashamed of the wrong things he is doing, is nearer to God than a good man who blushes at doing the right thing." - St. Padre Pio

"Miracles were necessary before the world believed, in order that it might believe." - St. Augustine

"A person struck by the greatness of miracles shakes in mind and body; and when the person has been stunned by this shaking, the person then thinks about his or her own weakness." - St. Hildegard of Bingen

"A miracle, we say, is a supernatural and divine work, exceeding the nature of man, which none except a divine hand is able to have worked. For nothing is impossible for God, the word of all." - St. Lawrence of Brindisi

"May all your miraculous works, whatever is grasped within the circumference of heaven, earth, and the abyss, be jubilant to you and forever give you that praise which, going out from you, flows back into you, its source." - St. Gertrude the Great

"If we characterize miracles -- or marvels -- as things that need a marvelous cause like the power of God, then the creation and all other things only God can do are miracles." - St. Thomas Aquinas

"Power will rest with you just so long as your principles remain sound. The real key-bearer of the kingdom of heaven is the person who opens up true knowledge to the worthy and shuts doors to the unworthy." - St. Columba

"Not all can merit the miracles of divine power, but they who are aided by the pursuits of religious devotion, and that they lose the fruits of divine working who are devoid of reverence for heaven." - St. Ambrose

"God does not work miracles and grant favors by means of some statutes so these statutes may be held in higher esteem than others, but so he may awaken the dormant devotion and affection of the faithful through his wonderful works." - St. John of the Cross

"In studying nature we have not to inquire how God the Creator may, as he freely wills, use his creatures to work miracles and thereby show forth his power. We have rather to inquire what nature with its immanent causes can naturally bring to pass." - St. Albertus Magnus

"The working of miracles and gifts of healing are performed through the Holy Spirit." - St. Basil the Great

"The working of signs and miracles is not always necessary nor useful to everyone nor granted to everyone. Humility, therefore, is the teacher of all virtues. It is the surest foundation for a heavenly building. It is the personal and splendid gift of the savior. It achieves all the miracles which Christ worked and does so without the risk of vanity." - St. John Cassian

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." St. Paul the Apostle

"We cannot but believe that all miracles, whether wrought by angels or by other means, so long as they are so done as to commend the worship and religion of the one God in whom alone are blessedness, are wrought by those who love us in a true and godly sort, or through their means, God himself working in them." - St. Augustine

"A man who leans on God is immovable and cannot be overthrown." - St. Claude de la Colombiere