Francis de Sales Quotes

In the governing of souls, we need a cup of science, a barrel of wisdom, and a sea of patience.




Saint Francis de Sales, 1567-1622, French nobleman & ecclesiastic, Introduction of the Devout Life

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Francis de Sales
Francis de Sales
  • Born: August 21, 1567
  • Died: December 28, 1622
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Francis de Sales CO OM OFM Cap. (French: François de Sales; Italian: Francesco di Sales; 21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God.

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