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Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"The holy Chrism, used by the Church according to apostolic tradition, is made of olive oil mingled with balm, which, among other things, are emblematic of two virtues very specially conspicuous in our Dear Lord Himself, and which He has specially commended to us, as though they, above all things, drew us to Him and [...]

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"You will ask how to put away anger. My child, when you feel its first movements, collect yourself gently and seriously, not hastily or with impetuosity." -St. Francis de Sales

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |0 Comments

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"Let us foster all our virtues, my daughter, because they are pleasing to God, the Chief Aim of all we do." -St. Francis de Sales

February 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |0 Comments

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"Again, there are abject and honorable virtues; for the world generally despises patience, gentleness, simplicity, and even humility itself, while, on the contrary, it highly esteems prudence, valor, and liberality." -St. Francis de Sales

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"Humility might make us indifferent even to a good reputation, were it not for Charity’s sake; but seeing that it is a groundwork of society, and without it we are not merely useless but positively harmful to the world, because of the scandal given by such a deficiency, therefore Charity requires, and humility allows, us [...]

February 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"Nevertheless, there is a difference between humility and abjection; for abjection is the poverty, vileness, and littleness which exist in us, without our taking heed to them; but humility implies a real knowledge and voluntary recognition of that abjection. And the highest point of humility consists in not merely acknowledging one’s abjection, but in taking [...]

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Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"I would not affect either folly or wisdom; for just as humility deters me from pretending to be wise, so simplicity and straightforwardness deter me from pretending to be foolish; and just as vanity is opposed to humility, so all affection and pretense are opposed to honesty and simplicity." -St. Francis de Sales

January 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"The proud man who trusts in himself may well undertake nothing, but the humble man is all the braver that he knows his own helplessness, and his courage waxes in proportion to his low opinion of himself, because all his trust is in God, Who delights to show forth His Power in our weakness, His [...]

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"A really humble man would rather that someone else called him worthless and good-for-nothing, than say so of himself; at all events, if such things are said, he does not contradict them, but acquiesces contentedly, for it is his own opinion." -St. Francis de Sales

January 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"True humility lies in obedience and the most literal compliance with His Will!" -St. Francis de Sales

January 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales