A Year with the Saints – 14 November


The measure of charity may be taken from the want of desires. As desires diminish in a soul, charity increases in it; and when it no longer feels any desire, then it possesses perfect charity. Saint Augustine of Hippo

Saint Francis de Sales used to say of himself: “I wish for very few things, and those few I wish for very little. I have almost no desire, and if I were to begin life again, I should wish to have none at all.”

Saint Teresa was so fully persuaded of this truth that she exclaimed: “Oh Love, that lovest me more than I love myself, and more than I can understand! How shall I be able, O Lord, to desire more than Thou art willing to give me?”

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