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Nothing Is So Strong As Gentleness

Nothing Is So Strong As Gentleness by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS

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Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing so gentle as true strength.
—Saint Francis de Sales

His feast day is January 24.

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“Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.” —Saint Francis de Sales

“A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship, as experience shows that the callosity formed around a broken bone makes it stronger than before.” —Saint Francis de Sales “Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.” —Saint Francis de Sales “There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust” —Saint Francis de Sales Born: 1567 at Chateau of Thorens, Savoy Died: December 28, 1622 at Lyons; buried at Annecy Beatified: January 8, 1662 by Pope Alexander VII Canonized: April 19, 1665 by Pope Alexander VII