“She is not the sun, which by the brightness of its rays blinds us because of our weakness; but she is fair and gentle as the moon (Cant. 6:9), which receives the light of the sun, and tempers it to make it more suitable to our capacity.”
― Louis de Montfort, True Devotion to Mary
Ite ad Joseph. Go to Joseph with extreme confidence, because I do not remember having asked anything from St. Joseph, without having obtained it readily
― Saint Padre Pio
St. Francis de Sales is the gentleman saint extraordinaire. His patience, humility, and above all, gentleness, were his trademarks. As men, there is a lot to learn from this marvelous saint.
When Charity is deeply rooted in the soul it shows itself exteriorly: there is so gracious a way of refusing what we cannot give, that the refusal pleases as much as the gift.
St Thérèse de Lisieux- Story of A Soul