A Year with the Saints – 3 May


There is nothing which edifies others so much as charity and kindness, by which, as by the oil in the lamp, the flame of good example is kept alive. – Saint Francis de Sales

We read of Saint Francis Xavier that his brother Jesuits often visited him, only to enjoy his admirable mildness.

When Saint Ignatius was passing one day with a companion, near some reapers, they began to jeer and mock at him. The Saint, not to deprive them of this amusement, stood still, with a tranquil countenance, until they had finished; then he blessed them, and went away. But they, amazed at such conduct, proclaimed him to be a Saint.

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