Francis De Sales

posted 24 Jan 2014, 03:26 by
Francis was a deeply spiritual Bishop who took a gentle approach to the Protestant reformation. He is known as 'the Gentleman Saint' because of his patience and gentleness.

Holy God,
who called your bishop Francis de Sales
to bring many to Christ through his devout life
and to renew your Church with patience and understanding:
grant that we may, by word and example,
reflect your gentleness and love to all we meet;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.