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Correction

Whoever has the charge of others, ought not hesitate to resist and correct the vices of those who depend on him, or even to oppose their sentiments when need requires it, — always, however, with mildness and peace, especially when … Continue reading

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Governing With Compassion

St. Francis Borgia was very strict with himself, but most compassionate and kind to his subjects; so that although he would not excuse himself for the slightest defect, he would pardon very many in them. In giving an order, he … Continue reading

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Governing With Meekness

As without faith it is impossible to please God, so without mildness it is impossible to please men and to govern them well. -St. Bernard The same Saint proved this by his example. When he was made Abbot, he proceeded … Continue reading

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How Meekness Attracts

St. Philip Neri labored much in the conversion of souls. He drew them to the Lord with so much dexterity, that the penitents themselves wondered, for he seemed to charm them, in such a way that whoever came to him … Continue reading

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St. Vincent Ferrer

This wonderful apostle, the “Angel of the Judgment,” was born at Valencia in Spain, in 1350, and at the age of eighteen professed in the Order of St. Dominic. After a brilliant course of study, he became master of sacred … Continue reading

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St. Isidore of Seville

Isidore was born of a ducal family, at Carthagena in Spain. His two brothers, Leander, Archbishop of Seville, Fulgentius Bishop of Ecija, and his sister Florentina, are Saints. As a boy he despaired at his ill success in study, and … Continue reading

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The Meekness of Preachers

St. Vincent de Paul, also, was accustomed, even in preaching; to speak with the greatest suavity and gentleness, so that he infused into the minds of his bearers, especially the poor, such confidence in himself, and such readiness to follow … Continue reading

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