St. Francis de Sales

Francis was known as “the gentle bishop,” which is why the pope sent him to Geneva where there were many disputes between Catholics and Protestants. The pope needed someone who could bring some balance and peace to the situation. Francis, however, wasn’t always so gentle. As a young man he worked hard to master his temper and moderate his desires. This internal struggle opened him up to allow God’s grace to work through him. Many people came to him because of his wise advice. His spiritual writings continue to guide Christians in the ways of holiness.

Jan. 24

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