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Memorial of Our Patron St. Francis de Sales

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St. Francis de Sales

Today’s saint, Francis de Sales, is remembered for the last word he ever said, “Jesus.”

Francis died as he lived, seeking Jesus.

We at The Catholic Catalogue seek Jesus and we want to help you in your seeking. We seek to find evidence of Christ everywhere: in music, poetry, prayer, essays, stories, movies, painting, letters, videos, plays, and, particularly, in our daily lives. And because St. Francis de Sales is the patron of writers and journalists, we ask him to bless those of us who write for this site and those of us who read and follow it, and we ask him to bless our book (available wherever books are sold.)

St. Francis de Sales once wrote, “The thoughts of those moved by natural human love are almost completely fastened on the beloved, their hearts are filled with passion for it, and their mouths full of its praises. When it is gone they express their feelings in letters, and can’t pass by a tree without carving the name of their beloved in its bark. Thus too those who love God can never stop thinking about him, longing for him, aspiring to him, and speaking about him. If they could, they would engrave the name of Jesus on the hearts of all humankind.”

If you want to read more of the writings of this great saint and Doctor of the Church we highly recommend The Treatise on the Love of God by Francis de Sales.