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by Scepter Publishers November 23, 2022 2 min read

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Scepter. As we gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings we have received, here's a look at some quotes about gratitude from the Saints. 


15 Saint Quotes on Thanksgiving:

  1. In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.” -St. Teresa of Avila.
  2. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” - St. Ambrose.
  3. “O my God, let me remember with gratitude and confess to thee thy mercies toward me.” –St. Augustine of Hippo.
  4. “Remember the past with gratitude.  Live the present with enthusiasm.  Look forward to the future with confidence.” –St. John Paul II.
  5. “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.” –St. Gianna Beretta Molla.
  6. “Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.” –Bl. Solanus Casey.
  7. “O God, grant that whatever good things I have, I may share generously with those who have not, and whatever good things I do not have, I may request humbly from those who do.” –St. Thomas Aquinas.
  8. “Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward and learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.” - St. John Chrysostom.
  9. “The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.” - St. Theresa of Calcutta.
  10. “To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.” - Thomas Merton.
  11. “Jesus does not demand great action from us but simply surrender and gratitude.” - St. Therèse of Lisieux.
  12. “Get used to lifting your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because he gives you this and that. Because you have been despised. Because you haven’t what you need or because you have. Because he made his Mother so beautiful, his Mother who is also your Mother. Because he created the sun and the moon and this animal and that plant. Because he made that man eloquent and you he left tongue-tied … Thank him for everything, because everything is good.” –St. Josemaria Escriva.
  13. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” –St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier.
  14. “Thank God ahead of time.” –Blessed Solanus Casey.
  15. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” –St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier.


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