Collection: Nothing Is So Strong As Gentleness

ARTIST: Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS


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