“In the Midst of the Busyness”

“Do not think that God is further away from you when you are in the midst of the busyness to which your vocation calls you than he would be if you were enjoying a tranquil life.”

St Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales

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St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622), bishop, Doctor of the Church, and patron of writers, was ordained a priest in 1593. He was elected bishop of Geneva in 1602. With Jane Frances Frémyot, Baroness de Chantal, St. Francis founded the Visitation of Holy Mary in Annecy in Savoy. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Lyons, France, on December 28, 1622. St. Francis de Sales was canonized in 1665.

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