Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Heaven's dew...

"Be who you are and be that perfectly well." - St Francis de Sales

Imkerei-Bienenhimmel-Bienenstock-Waben-333x201.jpg (333×201)

"When the bee has gathered the dew
of heaven and the earth's sweetest nectar from the flowers,
it turns it into honey, then hastens to its hive.

In the same way, the priest, having taken from the altar the Son of God (who is as the dew from heaven,
and true son of Mary, flower of our humanity),
gives Him to you as delicious food."

St Francis de Sales
Bishop and Doctor of the Church
France ~ 1567-1622
Author of Introduction to the Devout Life (a must-read)
and A Treatise on the Love of God
Co-Founder of Sisters of the Visitation
Patron of authors, writers, deaf persons
a.k.a. the "Gentleman Saint"
(due to his patience and gentleness)
FEAST DAY - January 24

"After having conferred Holy Orders on a pious young man, St Francis de Sales noticed that the newly ordained priest hesitated before a door as if to let someone pass before him.  'Why do you pause?' asked the saint.  'God favors me with the sight of my guardian angel, ' replied the priest.  'Before I was ordained to the holy priesthood, my angel always remained at my right and preceded me.  Now he walks  at the left and refuses to go before me.' 

Such is the great veneration which the angelic spirits show even God's ministers because of their reverence for the Blessed Sacrament.'

~ From The Guardian Angels:  Our Heavenly Companions

St Francis de Sales, pray for us!

No comments:

Post a Comment