Quotes from St Francis de Sales


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I find that many of my thoughts are close to the writings of St Francis de Sales.  Though I was raised Roman Catholic, I left that behind after high school, I have had a lifetime of spiritual pursuit intermixed with shall we say more earthly activities.   Many of the words of St. Frances de Sales resonate with me though so I wish to share a few.  While I have no interest in churches, my spirit always recognizes truth and seeks to honor it.


“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.”

“Through devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable.”

“Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.”

“Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.”

“Retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart, even while outwardly engaged in discussions or transactions with others, and talk to God.”

“Through devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable.”

“By turning your eyes on God in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with God. Begin all your prayers in the presence of God.”


Blessings, love and joy to all.  ~Kuya David