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The Gentleness of God

The editor of Maxims and Counsels of St. Francis de Sales tells us that, in the opinion of St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis de Sales, revered as “the gentle Bishop of Geneva,” was … Continue reading

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Piety Engenders Love of Neighbour

Father Guibert writes: “Where the love of God rules, there, too, rules the love of our neighbour: ‘By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another’ (Jn 13:35). And St. John, … Continue reading

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Piety Engenders Love of God

Father Guibert writes: “Piety does not leave the heart indifferent, since it is by touching the heart that it moves the will. But the heart is not only capable of being moved: it is, by nature, a power of loving. … Continue reading

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Progressing in Piety

Father Guibert notes: “It has been rightly said that, ‘in the way of God, not to go forward is to go back.’ . . . In the same way as iron gets rusty if it is not often rubbed, and … Continue reading

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Preserving Life Through Piety

Father Guibert notes that the fruit of a pious life is not confined within the soul. Rather, “it reveals itself outwardly, as inevitably as the rising sap in spring is revealed in the buds of plants. . . . Owing … Continue reading

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