The bread you store up belongs to the hungry; the cloak that lies in your chest belongs to the naked; the gold you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.
-St. Basil the Great

The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt.
-St. Ambrose of Milan

It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn't give to someone in greater need than we are.
-St. Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive.
-Francis of Assisi

God has no need of your money, but the poor have. You give it to the poor, and God receives it.
-Saint Augustine

Alms are an inheritance and a justice which is due to the poor and which Jesus has levied upon us.
- Saint Francis of Assisi

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
-Saint Augustine


I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.
- Saint Dominic Savio

The only true riches are those that make us rich in virtue. Therefore, if you ant to be rich, beloved, love true riches. If you aspire to the heights of real honor, strive to reach the kingdom of Heaven. If you value rank and renown, hasten to be enrolled in the heavenly court of the Angels.
-Pope St. Gregory the Great

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.
-St. Jerome


Make yourself familiar with the Angels, and behold them frequently in spirit. Without being seen, they are present with you.
-St. Francis de Sales

Beside each believer stands an Angel as protector and shepherd, leading him to life.
-St. Basil the Great

When tempted, invoke your Angel. he is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.
-St. John Bosco

I bind to myself today the power in the love of the Seraphim, in the obedience of the Angels, in the ministration of the Archangels, in the hope of Resurrection unto reward, in the prayers of the Patriarchs, in the predictions of the Prophets, in the preaching of the Apostles, in the faith of the Confessors, in the purity of the holy Virgins, in the deeds of Righteous men.
-St. Patrick of Ireland