A Year with the Saints – 23 August


The second hindrance is haste. Beware of it, for it is a deadly enemy of true devotion; and anything done with precipitation is never done well. Let us go slowly, for if we do but keep advancing we shall thus go far. – Saint Francis de Sales

It was thus that the Saint himself conducted all his operations. Saint Philip Neri did the same, and recommended this course to his penitents, often saying: “You need not try to do everything in a day, nor to become a Saint in a month. Prudence does not advise it.”

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