7 Inspirational Quotes from St. Josemaria

No matter what our lives look like, we could all use a little inspiration from time to time.


Whether you’re looking for encouragement in your work, family life, relationships, or faith, St. Josemaria Escriva has boundless wisdom to share. Because his mission was to offer inspiration to people and help them to sanctify their ordinary lives, St. Josemaria's message has something for everyone. 


Here are 7 inspirational quotes from St. Josemaria to help you live a holier, happier life!


  1. "Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for Love is heroism.”
  2. "Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks this is the exclusive task of priests and monks? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: 'Be perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect.' Do your duty, placing yourself in God’s hands. Put your intelligence, your heart, and all your resources to work, living up to the obligations imposed on you by your Christian vocation and by your situation in life."
  3. "To begin is for everyone. To persevere is for saints."
  4. "It is not enough to be good; you have to show it. Moreover, to say what you think and act accordingly is to be brave." 
  5. "Don’t let your life be barren. Be useful. Blaze a trail. Shine forth with the light of your faith and of your love. With your apostolic life, wipe out the trail of filth and slime left by the corrupt sowers of hatred. And set aflame all the ways of the earth with the fire of Christ that you bear in your heart."
  6. "Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in following the will of God."
  7. "The holiness that our Lord demands of you is within your reach: be faithful in the heroic minute-by-minute practice of the little duties of each day; foster a continuous presence of God in your life; follow the inspirations of the Holy Spirit; be self-sacrificing; make each day a constant service to others and God."


If you’re struggling in a specific area of life or just want an extra push of inspiration for your everyday tasks, we hope these quotes will help you to find the strength and inspiration you need to grow.  For more inspiration, check out the St. Josemaria Collection.