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Confidence through Weakness

So now, since you want to belong entirely to God, why should you be afraid of your weakness – on which, in any case, you shouldn’t be relying.
Saint Francis de Sales


MYSTICISM: What True Devotion Is, by Francis de Sales

From Introduction to the Devout Life

You aim at a devout life, dear child, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God’s Divine Majesty.   838 more words


United in Treasure

The children of this world are all separated one from another because their hearts are in different places; but the children of God whose hearts are where their treasure is (see Lk 12:34) and who all have the same treasure – which is the same God – are consequently always bound and united together.
Saint Francis de Sales


Too busy to pray and St. Francis de Sales

Everyone of us needs half an hour of prayer every day, except when we are busy—then we need an hour.

Attributed to St. Francis de Sales by (among others) the 

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Prayer of Francis de Sales

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you tomorrow and every day. 62 more words



Dieser Beitrag ist auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar.

In the kingdom of the soul love shall be queen.”

-Francis de Sales

I took this image with my DSLR camera in Hamburg, Germany.


Joy in God's Will through Suffering

Sufferings in themselves are very abhorrent to our inclinations; but when considered with reference to the will of God they cause us joy and pleasure.
Saint Francis de Sales