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September 15, 2023 2 min read

The school year is in full swing! No matter what stage of schooling you are in, it can be challenging to stay motivated and determined when it comes to studying well.  With all the pressures of maintaining good relationships, working, cultivating a social life, etc, we can neglect one of the most important parts of all of it :our education.  We are all called to continue learning and growing even when we are out of school, but it is especially important that we honor the blessing of education when we are in an academic environment.  We have a great opportunity to honor God through our studies.  Here are some great quotes from the saints on studying well and staying the course, even when it is difficult! 

5 Quotes on Education and Studying Well

“Education is the food of youth, the delight of old age, the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity, and the provocation to grace in the soul.”

St. Augustine

“Whenever you begin any good work you should first of all make a most pressing appeal to Christ our Lord to bring it to perfection.”

– St. Benedict

"When you seek truth, you seek God whether you know it or not."

– St. Edith Stein

"Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed."

St. Thomas More

"If you are to serve God with your mind, to study is a grave obligation for you."

St. Josemaria Escriva

We hope these quotes from the saints have encouraged you in your intellectual pursuits.  Wishing you a productive and happy start to the school year! 

For more resources on education and studying, check out the Education and Teacher Resources collection on our website!

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