68 Beautiful Catholic Marriage Quotes You’ll Want To Save

Discover inspiring Catholic marriage quotes to strengthen your bond and faith. Explore timeless wisdom from saints and scripture that celebrates love and commitment.

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As a Catholic myself, I find inspiration in reading Catholic marriage quotes. They provide me with comfort, guidance, and reassurance. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

These quotes are exactly what the title describes: beautiful. You’ll definitely want to grab a pen and paper because these are worth saving. I’ve also included Pinterest Pin images at the bottom for you to save.

This blog post contains some quotes that aren’t necessarily about marriage but about love in general. I decided to add them because it shows the generous and kind nature of love. These qualities can definitely be applied to married love.

Catholic marriage quotes from the Bible

The Bible is a great place to start when looking for quotes on marriage. These quotes serve as the building blocks for further guidance (such as from saints). Set aside some time and meditate on them.

“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.”

Genesis 2:24

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her.”

Ephesians 5:25

“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.”

Mark 10:9
catholic marriage quotes from the bible

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.”

Proverbs 18:22

“Two are better than one: They get a good wage for their labor. If the one falls, the other will lift up his companion. Woe to the solitary man! For if he should fall, he has no one to lift him up. So also, if two sleep together, they keep each other warm. How can one alone keep warm? Where a lone man may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.”

Matthew 19:6

Catholic quotes on love

Before we get into more specific quotes on marriage, I wanted to start with these Catholic quotes on love. An understanding of love is essential to a successful marriage.

“Love and do what you will.”

St. Augustine

“The things that we love tell us what we are.”

St. Thomas Aquinas

“The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.”

St. Teresa of Avila

“In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.”

St. John of the Cross

“We are not called upon to do all the good possible, but only that which we can do.”

St. Francis de Sales

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”

St. Catherine of Siena
catholic quotes on love

“My vocation, at last I have found it; my vocation is love.”

St. Teresa of Lisieux

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

St. Paul the Apostle

“Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving.”

St. Maximilian Kolbe

“Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.”

St. John Paul II

“Love is a mystery that transforms everything it touches into things beautiful and pleasing to God.”

St. Faustina

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”

Blessed Mother Teresa

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Saint quotes on love of neighbor

What does love of neighbor have to do with marriage? I have found that the more giving and kind I am to others, the kinder I become at home too. For me, looking out for others is who I am. It fills my soul.

Have you ever volunteered and felt amazing afterwards? You probably felt so good for giving back to your community. I’d be willing to bet that good feeling bled into your home life too.

“Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another.”

St. Vincent de Paul

“If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.”

St. John Chrysostom

“A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”

St. Basil the Great

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.”

St. Augustine

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

St. Francis of Assisi
saint quotes on love of neighbor

“Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.”

St. Therese of Lisieux

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which He looks compassion on this world.”

St. Teresa of Avila

“Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.”

St. Anthony of Padua

“When we serve the poor and the sick, we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.”

St. Jerome

“When we attend to the needs of those in want, we give them what is theirs, not ours.”

St. Gregory the Great

Catholic saint quotes on love

Saints can be such wonderful guides when we need extra help. These quotes are reminders of what love is and how important it is to the Lord.

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

St. Augustine

“The soul cannot live without love.”

St. Catherine of Siena

“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.”

St. Teresa of Avila

“Where there is no love, put love, and you will draw love out.”

St. John of the Cross
catholic saint quotes on love

“To love God is something greater than to know Him.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori

“Love is never something ready-made, something merely ‘given’ to man and woman; it is always at the same time a ‘task’ which they are set.”

St. John Paul II

“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.”

St. Clare of Assisi

“Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.”

St. Benedict

Pope Francis quotes on marriage

Pope Francis has some wonderful quotes on marriage. That’s why he needed his own section! 🙂 My favorite is the first one below. Don’t just try to get by in your marriage: do the work to make it amazing!

“A marriage does not succeed just because it lasts; its quality is also important.”

“Marriage is a precious sign, for when a man and a woman celebrate the sacrament of marriage, God is, as it were, ‘mirrored’ in them; he impresses in them his own features and the indelible character of his love.”

“Married life is a beautiful thing, and we must guard it always.”

“Every family is always a light, however faint, amid the darkness of this world.”

“To spouses, I give this advice: argue as much as you like. If the plates fly, let them! But never end the day without making peace.”

pope francis quotes on marriage

“A happy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: ‘May I? Thank you. Sorry.'”

“The sacrament of marriage is a great act of faith and love.”

“The perfect family does not exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let’s not even talk about the perfect mother-in-law!”

“No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love.”

“The family is the place where parents become their children’s first teachers in the faith.”

Catholic saint quotes on marriage

Now we turn to saint quotes on marriage. Like I mentioned before, saints can help guide us into a deeper understanding of our faith. I hope you found these quotes just as inspirational as I did!

“The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together.”

St. John Chrysostom

“Marriage is natural law and it is a great sacrament because it symbolizes the union of Christ and the Church.”

St. Thomas Aquinas

“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”

St. John Paul II

“What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.”

St. Augustine
catholic saint quotes on marriage

“With God, nothing is impossible.”

St. Rita of Cascia

“Love is the most beautiful sentiment the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.”

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

“The marriage bond has been established by the Creator and is qualified by its very nature for cooperation with God’s own creative work.”

St. Josemaria Escriva

“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”

St. Catherine of Siena

“May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.”

St. Teresa of Avila

Catholic quotes on family

Your marriage is the foundation of your family. A family doesn’t begin when you have children. As soon as you marry your spouse, you are officially a family. Love your family and turn to them in times of need.

“The future of humanity passes by way of the family.”

St. Pope John Paul II

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

St. Teresa of Calcutta

“As soon as a child is born, he should be consecrated to the service of God.”

St. John Chrysostom

“The family is the first essential cell of human society.”

St. Josemaria Escriva

“In our family, love is what holds us together.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love.”

Pope Benedict XVI
catholic quotes on family

“The family is the fundamental cell of society where we learn to live with others despite our differences and to belong to one another.”

Pope Francis

“The home of the parents is the school of the children.”

St. John Vianney

“Peace in society depends upon peace in the family.”

St. Augustine

“The family is more sacred than the state.”

Pope Leo XIII

“The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society.”

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Final thoughts on Catholic marriage quotes

Your marriage is important. Thank you for taking the time to read this post!

I hope you found some Catholic marriage quotes that you wrote down for later. You can always pin this post and come back to it again.

Reading inspirational quotes can have many benefits. If your marriage is struggling, I suggest reading these quotes as well.

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About the Author

Melissa is a wife of 8 years and mother to 2 young kiddos. She has a passion for helping couples prioritize and strengthen their marriage after having kids. She knows firsthand how difficult it can be to connect with your spouse when you have little people running around, demanding all of your attention.

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