It is almost unbelievable with what vigor and constancy he defended the cause of Jesus Christ among the people of La Chablais. Rerum Ecclesiae (On Catholic Missions) 264: Rerum Novarum (On Capital And Labor) 265: Rerum Omnium Perturbationem (St. Francis De Sales) 266: Rerum Orientalium (On The Promotion Of â¦ : You are free: to share â to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix â to adapt the work; Under the following conditions: attribution â You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. . Quin Francisco, ex ipsa corporis constitutione, acrior quaedam natura obtigit atque in iram praeceps, at is, Iesu Christo sibi ad imitandum proposito, qui edixerat: Discite a me, quia mitis sum et corde (5), animi sui motus perpetuo exploravit et, vi in se adhibita, coercuit edomuitque adeo, ut Deum pacis et mansuetudinis tam in se ad vivum expresserit quam qui maxime. When it is necessary to enter into controversy, they should be prepared to refute error and to overcome the wiles of the wicked, but always in a way that will demonstrate clearly that they are animated by the highest principles and moved only by Christian charity. Let us now see, Venerable Brothers, how St. Francis, who was himself such a loving model of holiness, showed to others by his writings the sure and easy path to Christian perfection, in this also imitating Christ, Who "began to do and to teach." Equally firm was he when he dared face the anger of the Prince, before whom both he and his brethren had been falsely accused. If this were done, Christian piety certainly would flourish the world over and the Church of God could rejoice in the assurance of a widespread attainment of holiness by her children. On the contrary, Francis naturally was hot-tempered and easily aroused to anger. Hoc Nos decessoris propositum, tamquam hereditate acceptum, libentissime exsequimur, eo magis quod sperare licet, futurum, ut commemorationis haud ita multo ante habitae fructus huius propediem ordiendae fructibus cumulentur. The solemn commemoration last year of the third centenary of the canonization of five great saints - Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, Philip Neri, Teresa of Jesus, and Isidore the Farmer - helped greatly, Venerable Brothers, toward reawakening among the faithful a love for the Christian life. Teach them, too, that the acquisition of virtue, although it cannot be done without much labor (such labor has its own compensations, the spiritual consolations and joys which always accompany it) it is possible for everyone with the aid of God's grace, which is never denied us. Nec vero quisquam patet ad paucos quosdam lectissimos id pertinere, ceterisque in inferiore quodam virtutis gradu licere consistere. Legimus, consuevisse nostrum facillime admittere amanterque excipere omnes, flagitiosos homines in primis et apostatas, qui domum ad se, culpae eluendae emendandaeque causa, confluerent; eundem in deliciis habuisse reos carceribus inclusos, quos crebro invisens multiplicibus recreabat suae caritatis officiis; neque minus indulgenter solitum esse cum famulis suis agere, quorum segnitiam temeritatesque toleranter in exemplum patiebatur. The principles of the spiritual life which are treated in the above-mentioned two books were also turned to the profit of souls by his daily ministry, the spiritual direction which he gave, and by the admirable Letters which he wrote. Particularly We are most desirous that you do all in your power to call back the faithful to their duty of practicing the obligations and virtues proper to each one's state in life, since even in our own times the number is very large who never think of eternity and who neglect almost totally the salvation of their souls. If human society were motivated by meekness, would this not become a powerful ally to the apostolate, as it is called, of the clergy and laity which has for its end-purpose the bettering of the world? Sed cum illi contiones declinarent, eorum errores deliberavit per schedas convincere in sermonum intervallis a se exaratas, quarum exscripta exemplaria, de manu in manum tradita, inter haereticos quoque insinuarentur. Sed praecipuum quemdam utilitatis fructum ex hisce sollemnibus percipiant optamus omnes ii catholici viri, quotquot vel diariis vel aliis scriptis in vulgus edendis christianam sapientiam illustrant, provehunt, tuentur. Idem gravi eoque expedito scribendi genere, subtilique et festiva verborum sententiarumque usus varietate, qua praecepta commendantur fiuntque gratiora legentibus, postquam exposuit, esse nobis ab omni culpa, malis a propensionibus, a rebusque inutilibus ac noxiis abstinendum, dicere aggreditur quibus exercitationibus animum excolere et qua ratione cum Deo coniungi debeamus. Iam videamus, Venerabiles Fratres, quemadmodum Salesius, cum se ipse praeberet amabile exemplum sanctitatis, idem tutam expeditamque omnibus christianae perfectionis viam scribendo commonstraverit, atque ut, in hac quoque re, Iesum Dominum, qui coepit facere et docere (9), imitatus esse videatur. RERUM OMNIUM PERTURBATIONEM: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on St. Francis de Sales. As St. Paul says, "This is the will of God, your sanctification." Quam rem illud praeclare confirmat quod proditum memoriae est, msdicos, qui sacrum eius corpus post obitum curaverunt, in eo rite condiendo fel prope lapidescens atque in minutissimos calculos concisum invenisse: quo ex portento iudicasse, quanta vi quantoque nisu ei constare debuisset ut quinquaginta annorum spatio nativam iracundiam contineret. Non enim ibi vigiliarum et psalmodiae diuturnitas, non paenitentiae vel expiationum asperitas, sed legibus tam mitibus tamque remissis obtemperatio, ut moniales etiam, quae minus valent, omnia sibi imperata explere facile possint. In fact, St. Francis preached so well that his sermons were but "an exposition of the grace and power which dwelt within his own soul." Ecclesiam Dei "The Church of God" On St. Jehosophat: 12 November 1923: 5. Idem denique praecipit, quibus artibus pericula, tentationes voluptatumque illecebras cum dignoscamus, tum superemus, et quo pacto animi statum per sancta proposita redintegremus quotannis ac renovemus. 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