St. Francis of Assisi quotes 4 the Soul

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Articles, Saint Francis of Assisi | 2 comments

St. Francis of Assisi quotes

“Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, he courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.

For it is in giving that we receive.

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.

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

If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.

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

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.

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

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

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. 
Francis of Assisi 

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy 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. 
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.” 
― St. Francis of Assisi “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today” St. Francis of Assisi “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the gospel always, and when absolutely necessary, use words.” St. Francis of Assisi “Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received–only what you have given.” St. Francis of Assisi “No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.” St. Francis of Assisi “I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.” 
St. Francis of Assisi “True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” St. Francis of Assisi “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.” St. Francis of Assisi “Keep trying to do what is necessary, then what’s possible and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi “While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.” St. Francis of Assisi “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. 

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 its in dying that we are born to eternal life. 
Amen.” 
St. Francis of Assisi “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi “Nor did demons crucify Him; it is you who have crucified Him and crucify Him still, when you delight in your vices and sins. ” St. Francis of Assisi “Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.” St. Francis of Assisi “For it is in giving that we receive.” St. Francis of Assisi “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” 
St. Francis of Assisi “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” St. Francis of Assisi “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows” St. Francis of Assisi “preach the gospel always, use words if necessary ” St. Francis of Assisi “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi “When you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even 
more fully in your heart.” St. Francis of Assisi “I have sinned against my brother the ass.” St. Francis of Assisi “All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a small candle.” St. Francis of Assisi “O Divine Master, grant that I may not 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. It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” St. Francis of Assisi

2 Comments

  1. I suspect that the reasons you’ve given yourself for why you haven’t made effort toward these things center around excuses (“I don’t have time,” “my boss would get mad if he found out”) or self-flagellation (“I’m just lazy,” “I don’t have any discipline”).

    • Dear Alan, on the contrary, I have been incapacitated due to a chronic illness and please do accept my apologies.

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