A Year with the Saints – 27 March


Take heed not to foster thy own judgment, for, without doubt, it will inebriate thee; as there is no difference between an intoxicated man and one full of his own opinion, and one is no more capable of reasoning than the other. Saint Francis de Sales

The blessed Alexander Sauli, a Corsican bishop, always asked others’ advice in the affairs of his diocese, not trusting to his own opinion. He considered himself ignorant and totally unfit for the duties of his office, though he had been a famous professor of theology and director of Saint Charles, and had even been called the ideal of bishops.

Saint Francis de Paula, though endowed with the gift of prophecy, in doubtful cases always took counsel, even in the smallest matters, and with his own subjects.

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