Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A saint for our times …

… Five Lessons from Francis de Sales | William Doino Jr. | First Things.

It’s a fair bet that Francis de Sales would not have been a fan of flame wars on the internet, or politicians and talk show hosts who verbally burn their opponents at the stake. When he was asked why he never succumbed to anger, his reply was consistent and swift: “Would you wish for me to lose in fifteen minutes, what I have spent my whole life trying to control?”
My high school was run by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. I owe them much.

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