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Salesian Quote of the Month

“Happy are we if we can pronounce the Holy Name of our Savior, because this will be the watchword that opens the way for us to Heaven."  --St. Francis deSales
“You learn to speak by speaking, to run by running, to study by studying, to work by working: just so, you learn to love by loving."  --St. Francis de Sales

“Have patience, put aside anxiety, and trust in God.  Have no fear.  The Lord will take care of you and everything necessary for you to enter into paradise.  No one who trusted in Him has ever been disappointed.”  -- St. Francis de Sales 

“Fear is a greater evil than evil itself. O you of little faith: what is it you fear? Do not be afraid. You are walking on water, amid wind and wave, but you are with Jesus. What is there to fear? If fear takes hold of you, cry out strongly, ‘O Lord, save me!'  He will hold out a hand to you. Hold on tight and go forward with joy.” -- St. Francis de Sales

“Let us take courage and prepare a place in our hearts for Jesus; a place that Our Lady would love to visit.   Mary dwells willingly near the crib and at the foot of the Cross.”  --St. Francis de Sales

"Never miss an opportunity to do good."  --St. Francis de Sales

“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.” --St. Francis de Sales 

“There is no more difference between the written gospel and the lives of saints than between music that is set down in notes and music that is sung or played!”  -- St. Francis de Sales

“Even in the dark cold stable Mary and Joseph were close to the Lord.
In the darkness of our lives it is best to stay close to Jesus.”  -- St. Francis de Sales

“Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, not even if your whole world seems upset. If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to Him quietly and simply.”
--St. Francis de Sales


"The power of God’s love is always greater than our weakness.” --St. Francis de Sales

"God requires a faithful fulfillment of the duties we are given rather
than trying to do the things to which we are not called.”--St. Francis de Sales

“Those who go, stay.  Those who stay, go."  --St. Francis de Sales