Quotes by St. Irenaeus

St. Irenaeus is the patron saint of apologists and catechists. The name “Irenaeus” means “Peacemaker." His feast day is June 28th. 

Here are six quotes by St. Irenaeus:

  1. "The glory of God is a human being fully alive."

  2. "For the greatness of man lies in his being loved by God."

  3. "Jesus Christ, in His infinite love, has become what we are, in order that He may make us entirely what He is."

  4. "By this order and these links, and by others which we are able to discern, and by many more which are not, the universe is held together and bound together as one."

  5. "Since God is immense and omnipotent, He has always existed without beginning and without end."

  6. "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking."


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