Tag Archives: Francis de Sales

A Faithful Servant of God

St. Francis de Sales gives advice on how to persevere through spiritual trials that are given to us to strengthen our resolve and deepen our devotion to God: “We are oppressed by a thousand fears, and by the uproar which … Continue reading

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A Good Servant of God

These excerpts from the writings of St. Francis de Sales instruct the believer on the proper attitude necessary to be a good servant of God. “To be a good servant of God is to be charitable to our neighbour, maintaining … Continue reading

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Striving for Spiritual Perfection

Here are a few thoughts from St. Francis de Sales for those who are striving for spiritual perfection: “Make a general and universal resolution to serve God in the best manner you are able and do not waste time in … Continue reading

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In God’s Time

In our quest for spiritual perfection, there is a tendency to become impatient and disquieted due to the slowness of our progress, and even to lose confidence in the power of God’s grace to bring us to our eternal homeland. … Continue reading

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Examples of Liberty of Spirit

The editor of Light and Peace draws from the experience of St. Francis de Sales, who gives us examples of liberty of spirit. St. Francis writes: “It remains for me to give you some examples of true liberty of spirit … Continue reading

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St. Francis de Sales on Liberty of Spirit

The editor of Light and Peace amplifies Padre Quadrupani’s thoughts on liberty of spirit by appending these words of St. Francis de Sales: “A heart possessed of this spirit of liberty is not attached to consolations, but receives afflictions with … Continue reading

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Recreate Sadness Away

Both St. Francis de Sales and Padre Quadrupani warn of the dangers that befall the soul obsessed with sad and gloomy thoughts. Quadrupani warns: “As the sound of a trumpet gives the signal for a combat, so sad thoughts apprise … Continue reading

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