Tuesday, January 24, 2017

St. Francis de Sales

Today, January 24, is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, founder of the Oblates of St. Francis.  He is also the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Wilmington, DE.  It is fitting that Francis' feast and St. Angela's feast are celebrated in the same week as the Oblates and Ursulines have worked together in that Diocese for almost a century.
Both of these holy ones dedicated their lives completely to the service of their God, both founded religious communities and both served the young people of their time.  In them, we find examples of saints who listened to God's calling and followed it throughout their lives. Let us pray to have the courage to listen to God's call in our lives and the strength to follow that call as long as we live.
KM Donohue, OSU

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