St. Francis of Assisi

What does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a limpid stream? What they do, I do before the Eucharistic God. I pray. I adore. I love.

St. Francis of Assisi

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Everyday, Jesus humbles himself just as He did when He came from His heavenly throne into the Virgin’s womb; everyday He comes to us and lets us see Him in abjection, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar.

St. Francis of Assisi

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Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

St. Francis of Assisi

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It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

St. Francis of Assisi

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

St. Francis of Assisi

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True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis of Assisi

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Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi

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Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

St. Francis of Assisi

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I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

St. Francis of Assisi

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It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

St. Francis of Assisi

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