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True humility

August 4
"True humility does not make a show of herself or use many humble words;
for she desires not only to conceal all other virtues, but most of all
to conceal herself."
-St. Francis de Sales
Today's Reflection:
How does the Blessed Virgin Mary exemplify these words?
  

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The state of marriage

August 3
"The state of marriage is one that requires more virtue and constancy than any other. It is a perpetual exercise in mortification."
-St. Francis de Sales
Today's Reflection:
To what extent have I discovered this for myself? How can the virtue of humility help me?
  

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Lenten Journey Through the Sorrows of Mary: A gift from his innermost heart

March 11
“The everlasting God has in His Wisdom foreseen from eternity, the cross He now presents to you as a gift from his innermost heart. This cross He now sends You He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, understood with His divine mind, tested with his wise justice, warmed with His own hands to see that it not be one ounce too heavy for you. He has blessed it with His holy Name, anointed it with His grace, perfumed it with his consolation, and taken one last glance at you and your courage – has sent it to you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all merciful love of God.”
- St. Francis de Sales
For Reflection:
How do you think Mary would have responded to these words of St. Francis de Sales? How do you respond? Reflect on this quote in light of Mary and her seven dolors. Reflect on it in light of the sufferings you have borne and ones you may be bearing now. Record your insights, thoughts, inspirations, or reflections.
  

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Love by loving

February 15
“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.”
-Saint Francis de Sales
Today's Reflection:
Wow! If this doesn't prick your conscience, nothing will. Whom do you need to "learn to love by loving" today?
  

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Hear God speak in the bottom of your heart

 

January 7
"The chief exercise of prayer is to speak to God and to hear God speak in the bottom of your heart."
-St. Francis de Sales
For Reflection
Prayer is a gateway to intimacy with our Creator and Lord. Through it, we find fellowship with Him. What effect does such an interaction have?
  

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How to Survive Christmas Crunch Time

It’s crunch time! Christmas is only one week away and if you’re tempted to panic over a to-do list long enough to stretch across state lines, take some hints from the spiritual masters about how to handle Christmas “crunch time” without losing sight of the reason for the season.

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Detaching from Outcomes

“A man makes the most progress and merits the most grace precisely in those matters wherein he gains the greatest victories over self and most mortifies his will.”

--St. Francis de Sales

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Firm Purpose of Amendment

June 12

June 12

"Many who confess their venial sins out of custom and concern for order but without thought of amendment remain burdened with them for their whole life and thus lose many spiritual benefits and advantages."

-St. Francis de Sales 

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