The Founder of the Pro
Sanctity Movement - Bishop Guglielmo Giaquinta -
had a deep love for the
saints. These men and women have left us a legacy of wisdom
and influenced the Bishop throughout his life. The following
quotes are drawn from his many writings.
The saint is the focal point
of the divine and the human. A mirror of redemptive love and
the messenger of the word that became flesh. It is because
of this that we call Jesus; God made man, the true saint.
Those of us that come after, empowered by him, imitate his
journey toward holiness and seek the love of the Father.
some of Bishop Giaquita's memorable quotes:
A Saint is someone who
doesn't give up but tries and strives
The world does not belong
to those who limit themselves to sitting on the
sidelines, but to those who work to conquer it.
A saint is someone who is
restless, never complacent, never content with half
A Saint is someone who is
not afraid to read the Gospels in the first person:
“This passage is speaking
to me, challenging me."
The saint is a person who
sees his or her life as a vessel, seeking to be filled.
One who has tasted the love of God and hungers for more.
A person in need of others, in order to give without
measure. being, immersed in the present yet anticipating
Memorable Biblical passages and quotes:
Be perfect as you heavenly
Father is perfect.
It is God's will that you grow
I Thes 4:3
Imitate me as I imitate
A Saint lives fully today,
building a holy tomorrow.
Pope John Paul II
When it is all said and done,
it is ultimately holiness that God requires of us:
it is this holiness that
Christ gives and the Church exists to nurture.
American Bishops 1967
A sad saint is a sorry saint,
and a sorry saint ain't a saint at all!
The sinner holds out a hand to
the Saint, gives a hand to the Saint, since the Saint gives
a hand to the sinner. And all together, one by means of the
other, one pulling up the other, they ascend to Jesus; they
form a chain, which ascends to Jesus, a chain of fingers,
which cannot be unlinked.