His spiritual guidance was based on allowing each soul to develop according to its own capacity and as God Himself gave it inspiration. His whole effort was always bent to the individual soul.
~The 33 Doctors of the Church
Father Christopher Rengers
Happy birthday to me, and happy feast day to St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of authors, journalists, and writers. It never ceases to delight me that he and I share a celebratory date.
Francis de Sales was a friend of St. Vincent de Paul, is a Doctor of the Church, and is called the "Gentleman Saint" because of his kindness.
We in the modern world could learn, and be reminded of, a great many important truths from reading his work.