Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Francis of Assisi

"The Vision of St. Francis" (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

“The Vision of St. Francis” (detail) by Jusepe de Ribera

“O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” (Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon and Confessor)


October 4 is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon (1181 – 1226).

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