From the Desk of the Director
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. –St. Francis de Sales
January 24th is the feast day of St. Francis de Sales. These lines seem just what we need. Harsh words, anger, and discontentment swirl around us. What a blessing to have the saints to remind us of what is truly important.
In St. Francis de Sales lifetime, it was wrongly thought that achieving real holiness was a task reserved only for the clergy and those in religious life; not for lay men and women. Francis insisted that every Christian was called to holiness and sanctity. It reaffirms the teachings of Jesus and the early Church that every Baptized Christian is called to sanctity, no matter what their career or state in life. We are all called to be saints.
Go forth today with calm clarity. We know the truth. He is the truth. No matter the noise and chaos that rains around us, be the love that this world needs. Make the domain around you holy and peaceful today. If we all did this there would be no room anything else.
St. Francis de Sales pray for us.