Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Blog Slipped Under the Door

I like to imagine that, were he living in our age, St. Francis de Sales would be a blogger.  After reading the following on Catholic Online, I suspect my idea may not be all that far-fetched.... 

"Francis' unusual patience kept him working.  No one would listen to him, no one would even open their door.  So Francis found a way to get under the door.  He wrote out his sermons, copied them by hand, and slipped them under the doors.  This is the first record we have of religious tracts being used to communicate with people." 

It is primarily because of his tracts, copied tirelessly by hand and slipped under doors, that Francis de Sales has been named patron of Catholic journalists.

I cannot imagine a more appropriate saint for bloggers.

May he pray for all who slip faithful, God-honoring, blog posts through today's cyber-doors.

More about St. Francis de Sales (and some lovely photos) can be found on the following video, which was posted in honor of his feast today on the Visitation Nuns' blog Honey For The Soul...

(the text of this post is from our archives)


  1. Thank you for being here, Nancy - for slipping these soul-feeding posts through my cyber-door. <3


  2. And that would be you, too, Nancy. Slipping faithful, God-honoring blog posts under our virtual doors. Thank you. :)

  3. Thank you, Aileen and Sabrina and Melanie... I pray that Our Lord will always be honored by what we write and say and do! And I trust that St. Francis de Sales is prayimg for all of us :).


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