The Best Saint Quotes On Mountains


There’s always been something about mountains. Growing up at the foot of one, I always believed that if only I could summit its soft crest, I would look down and see the other side of the world. Most peaks aren’t that dramatic. Odds are you’ll see a view pretty similar to the one behind you. But that doesn’t mean each angle won’t take your breath away. Won’t lift your eyes. Won’t cause your heart to beat against your chest.

The saints knew this too. Below we’ve compiled our favorite saint quotes on mountains because mountains have been on our mind lately, especially after spending some time designing our latest print on Sacred Mountains.

We can pray perfectly when we are out in the mountains or on a lake and we feel at one with nature. Nature speaks for us or rather speaks to us. We pray perfectly. 

Pope John Paul II

The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons.

Pope John Paul II

The higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

To the heights!

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Every day that passes, I fall more desperately in love with the mountains… I am ever more determined to climb the mountains, to scale the mighty peaks, to feel that pure joy which can only be felt in the mountains.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

We are half way in the sky. The height of our situation is incredible.

St. Elizabeth Anne Seton (writing about my hometown, Emmitsburg MD!)

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine

Sacred Mountains Print & Poster

We love art that is subtly powerful. Add this design to your room and watch the conversations emerge about Mt. Aratat, where tradition holds Noah’s ark landed. Or Mt. Sinai, where Abraham was called to sacrifice Isaac. Or how about the Mt. of the Beatitudes, 190ft below sea level. Now that’s a conversation piece to have with your friends, no matter their religion!