Monday, January 24, 2011

St. Francis de Sales

I have come to love St. Francis de Sales. Several years ago, I bought a book that contained the letters he exchanged with St. Jane de Chantal. I was drawn by St. Jane because she was a saint that was a mother and wife. Reading the letters drew me to buy An Introduction to the Devout Life. I was amazed because shortly after I bought it, I went to confession to my favorite confessor who told me that he thought I was ready to read Intro. One of those little God moments....

That was several years ago. Recently, I have felt drawn to read it again. It is definitely one of those books that you can go back to and get something more from every time. So last week I started looking for it among the many places we have books stored in the house. It was driving me crazy because things kept falling off the shelf onto me and making a mess yet I couldn't find the book. I told Mark that the devil really didn't want me to read it again...

So tonight I decided that I would try again. I said a prayer to St. Francis and the first place I looked (where I had already looked the other day), I found it. Less than a moment's time...I'm guessing his feast day was the perfect day!

Here's a quote from this holy bishop and Doctor of the Church....

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”

Wouldn't it have been awesome to have him for your spiritual director?

A blessed day to you all....heart

1 comment:

jamie said...

First time I've checked back in on your blog in awhile, and your (St. Francis') words come at a perfect time. (In God's time).

Thanks for posting his words of calm at a time I seem to be scrambling too much!

Peace to you.