Inspirational Christians

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!”
— Saint Catherine of Siena

We have been looking at Inspirational Christians - examples of leadership, service and witness. There is much to gain from reading of these people's sacrifices and accomplishments. The colourful posters with their quotes spread throughout our Religious Education classrooms inspire our pupils.


“I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. God has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace. a preacher of truth in my own place.”
— Cardinal John Henry Newman

“The death of the the forest is the end of our life.”
— Sister Dorothy Stang

“Without Love, deeds, even the most brilliant count as nothing”
— Saint Therese of Lisieux

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
— Mother Teresa
“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love”
— Mother Teresa

“A Church without charity does not exist.”
— Pope Francis I

“This is what the kingdom of God is...from time to time, experiencing now what we will live in for eternity.”
— Jackie Pullinger

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.”
— Bono, U2

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”
— Corrie ten Boom

“You matter because you are you, and your matter to the end of your life/ We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
— Dame Cicely Saunders

“Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”
— Dorothy Day, Social Activist

“There was this young woman out there on the Olympic ice, and all these cameras are constantly on her,” Pham said. “She was not scared. She just wanted to pray: She didn’t care who was watching.”
— Evan Pham, speaking about Kim Yuna

“Young people, you can be the great generattion. Let your greatness blossom!”
— Nelson Mandela

“Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone.”
— Sophie Scholl

Title photo: Kim Yuna, South Korean Figure Skater, Olympic Gold medalist