A Year with the Saints – 4 October


We are firmly convinced that the truths of faith cannot deceive us, and yet we cannot bring ourselves to trust to them; nay, we are far more ready to trust to human reasonings and the deceitful appearance of this world. This, then, is the cause of our slight progress in virtue, and of our small success in what concerns the glory of God. Saint Vincent de Paul

Saint Anthony and Saint Francis arrived at the highest perfection only by confiding obedience to these words of the Gospel: “If you wilt be perfect, sell what you hast, give to the poor, and then follow Me.”

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