Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wise Words from De Sales

To remember him on his feast day, here are some quotes from St. Francis De Sales, the "gentleman saint":

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.

For more quotes by St. Francis De Sales, please click here.


AB said...

I enjoyed these quotes very much and sent some of them on to a friend. I love St. Francis de Sales' constant advice to stay calm! His gentle way to God is encouraging. Thanks for sharing with us.

Belloc said...

Glad you liked the quotes! My favourite priest in the whole world is an Oblate of St. Francis De Sales and I always think he's a lot like De Sales was - very gentle and encouraging!