St. Francis de Sales

Meekness – Third Day of May


Learn of Me that I am meek and humble of heart. St. Matt. 11:29.


There is nothing which tends more to edify our neighbor than a goodness full of charity. — St. Francis of Sales.

Many persons visited St. Francis Xavier solely for the purpose of witnessing his admirable sweetness.

St. Ignatius Loyola, passing one day with some of his companions near a field where some men were at work, was ridiculed by them, and called names. The saint stopped a moment, looked at them with a smiling face, then turned and gave them his blessing; which so disconcerted them that, struck with admiration, they exclaimed: “It is a saint! It must be a saint!”


My God, make me kind and benevolent to all, especially to those who would do me injury. Deign to bless them. I beg of Thee to pardon them and grant them Thy grace.

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