TOP POPES' QUOTES ABOUT FAITH
1. Faith Is A Personal Act
“Faith is a personal act — the free response of the human person to the initiative of God who reveals himself. The ability to say one believes in God is therefore both a gift — God reveals himself, he comes to meet us — and a commitment, it is divine grace and human responsibility in an experience of conversation with God who, out of love, addresses men as his friends speaks to us, so that, in faith and with faith, we are able to enter into communion with him."
Pope Benedict 16th, Audience, 23rd January 2013
2. Faith contributes to solutions which are fully human
"Faith throws a new light on everything, manifests God's design for man's total vocation, and thus directs the mind to solutions which are fully human."
Pope Paul 6th, Joy and Hope, 1965 11
3. Joy...The Highest Point Of Faith
"Mary is the Mother of joy! May she teach us to take the path of joy, to experience this joy! That was the high point – this joy, this meeting of Jesus and Mary, and we can imagine what it was like. Their meeting was the high point of Mary’s journey of faith, and that of the whole Church. What is our faith like? Like Mary, do we keep it burning even at times of difficulty, in moments of darkness?"
Pope Francis, Address, 12th October 2013
4. The Catholic Faith Is A Positive Option
"Christianity, Catholicism, is not a collection of prohibitions: it is a positive option."
Pope Benedict 16th, Interview in preparation to Bavaria visit, 2006.
5. Our Grandparents Can Be A Link To The Catholic Faith
“The clothes and hair of grandparents will seem old, they will makes us laugh when we look at the brownish-colored photographs, but the affection of our parents, who gave all of themselves so that we could be here and have what we have, are a lighted flame in every noble heart...faith grows by remembering, by connecting things with the real history lived by our parents and by the whole people of God, by the whole Church.”
Pope Francis, Message to Roman clergy, Lent 2017