Happy Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales!

Today is the feast day of the Roman Road’s patron saint, St. Francis de Sales.  To celebrate, we thought we’d post a few of his words of wisdom, that speak as much to our own time as to his:

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not “What a lovely sermon” but, “I will do something!”

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

We must never undervalue any person.  The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence.  Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.

Happy feast day, St. Francis de Sales!  Pray for us!!


About Jason & Nikki

We’re a married couple in our mid-30s who live in the D.C. suburbs with our four kids. Jason is a lawyer, and Nikki is home with the kids and has also been working on a Master’s degree in theology. We were received into the Church on the Feast of the Assumption, 2011.
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3 Responses to Happy Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales!

  1. Sue says:

    Beautiful words to live by. Blessed Feast!

  2. TOM MATTHEWS says:


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