Saints, Blds, Venerables


St. Francis on Custody of the Eyes

A Sermon of St. John Marie Vianney on Purity

A Young Lady Looks at Life – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Frances of Rome Saw the Tortures the Impure Souls Endured in Hell

St. Agnes’ Holy Purity

St. Perpetua & Her Great Modesty

St. Cyprian “But continence and modesty consist not alone in purity of the flesh, but also in seemliness, as well as in modesty of dress and adornment”

St. John Chrysostom on Modesty (see also Fathers of the Church)

St. Leonard of Port Maurice ”If this thought was deep in
your soul, would you venture into the holy place (Church) with unbecoming gait, or in apparel that is immodest ?

Modesty & Decorum – St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle

St. Clement of Alexandria Excerpts on Purity

St. Augustine, On Marriage and Concupiscence

Modesty, Continence and Chastity – St. Padre PioComportment at Holy Mass and Afterwards – St. Padre Pio

St. Ambrose on Modesty

Purity Excerpts – St. Francis de Sales

Modesty of the Eyes – St. Alphonsus Maria de LiguoriSt. Alphonsus on Scandal & Modesty

St. Jerome on Dressing Well

The Summa: Modesty – St. Thomas AquinasSumma Theologiae – The precepts of temperanceSt. Thomas Aquinas & The Prostitute

Adultery ‘in the heart’ – St. John Paul II (see also POPES)

St. Jacinta Marto ““My dear Mother [Godinho], the sins that bring most souls to Hell are the sins of the flesh. Certain fashions are going to be introduced which will offend Our Lord very much. Those who serve God should not follow these fashions. The Church has no fashions; Our Lord is always the same.”

St. Bernard, “How beautiful then is modesty
and what a gem among virtues it is.”

Holy Purity – St. Josemaria Escriva

Do you not consider how great a sin it is to introduce a harmful fashion? – St. Bernadine quotes

St. Dominic Savio “Death but not sin!” (Refused to swim nude like the other boys. according to St. John Bosco.)

St. John Bosco, “Holy Purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.”

Saint Peter Julian Eymard, “We must be pure. I do not speak merely of the purity of the senses. We must observe great purity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.”

Saint Ignatius of Loyola “Let your modesty be a sufficient incitement, yea, an exhortation to everyone to be at peace on their merely looking at you.”

Saint Philip Neri, “Humility is the safeguard of chastity. In the matter of purity, there is no greater danger than not fearing the danger. For my part, when I find a man secure of himself and without fear, I give him up for lost. I am less alarmed for one who is tempted and who resists by avoiding the occasions, than for one who is not tempted and is not careful to avoid occasions. When a person puts himself in an occasion, saying, I shall not fall, it is an almost infallible sign that he will fall, and with great injury to his soul.”

Saint Paul (I Tim 2:5, 10) “Women also in decent apparel; adorning
themselves with modesty and sobriety “as it becometh women professing goodliness with good works.”


Venerable Pope Pius II (see POPES)

Temples of God – Ven. Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Lucia of Fatima’s Reflections on Fashions

Servants of God

Modesty is always in style – Fr. John Hardon S.J. Servant of God