Etenim haec tanta cohibenda est intemperantia cupiditatum, quae, bellorum litiumque causa princeps, sicut communem vitae consuetudinem, ita nationum commercia perverta; deducendae simul a fluxis caducisque bonis mentes singulorum, atque ad sempiterna et immortalia, quorum incredibilis incuria plerisque incessit, convertendae. All who accept the guidance of her ministry should, by the command of God, do everything in their power to sanctify their own lives. In quo quis non agnoscat singularem illam suavitatis cum fortitudine coniunctionem, qualem in legifero Patre admiramur ? In comperto est, Venerabiles Fratres, quibus temporibus sacram ad Chaballicenses expeditionem Franciscus susceperit. His task was to give the lie to a prejudice which in his lifetime was deeply rooted and has not been destroyed even today, that the ideal of genuine sanctity held up for our imitation by the Church is impossible of attainment or, at best, is so difficult that it surpasses the capabilities of the great majority of the faithful and is, therefore, to be thought of as the exclusive possession of a few great souls. RERUM OMNIUM PERTURBATIONEM: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on St. Francis de Sales. The circumstances surrounding the mission of St. Francis to La Chablais are well known to you, Venerable Brothers, for when, towards the close of 1593, as we learn from history, the Duke of Savoy concluded a truce with the inhabitants of Berne and Geneva, nothing was thought more important in order to reconcile the population to the Church than to send them zealous and learned preachers who, by the persuasive force of their eloquence, would slowly but surely win back these people to their allegiance to the Faith. 24. . He wrote at all times in a dignified but facile style, varied now and then by a marvelous acuteness in thought and grace of expression, and by reason of these qualities his writings have proven themselves quite agreeable reading. Nor was he less vigorous in resisting the interference of statesmen in the bestowing of ecclesiastical benefices. Cum enim Pontifex, Purpuratis Patribus doctissimisque viris assidentibus, Salesii, ad episcopatum electi, sacrarum disciplinarum scientiam expertus esset, tanta affectus est admiratione, ut hominem peramanter amplexus, iis verbis sit allocutus: Vade, fili, et bibe aquam de cisterna tua et fluenta putei tui, deriventur fontes tui foras, et in plateis aquas tuas divide (12). 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." St. Francis likewise disproved the false idea that holiness was so hedged around by annoyances and hardships that it is inadaptable to a life lived outside cloister walls. (Matt. He was also accustomed to illustrate his thoughts by an almost infinite variety of metaphors, examples, and quotations taken from the most part from the Holy Scriptures, all of which gave the impression that what he wrote flowed no less from this heart and the depths of his being than from his intellect. ; with John Bergsma; Saint Gregory of Nyssa; Ushering in the New Year of Faith! Is there anyone who cannot recognize in their manner of life that union of strength and meekness which is so much to be admired in St. Francis himself, their holy Founder? (Apostolic Letter of Pius IX, 16 Nov. 1877). Equally firm was he when he dared face the anger of the Prince, before whom both he and his brethren had been falsely accused. In the first place, he proves that no authority can be said to exist in the Church of Christ unless it had been bestowed on her by an authoritative mandate, which mandate the ministers of heretical beliefs in no way can be said to possess. Promulgated 23 December 1922, it is subtitled "On the Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ". and has helped greatly in achieving the well-being of the people of God." Cum autem singuli fere officium sancte servare instituerint, eo ipso melius erit humanae societati. 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¦ 18. 3 Aug. 26, 1618. (Wisdom, viii, 16) Endowed with every virtue, he excelled in meekness of heart, a virtue so peculiar to himself that it might be considered his most characteristic trait. AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE. The Church is most successful in this work of sanctification when it is possible for her, through the mercy of God, to hold up to the imitation of the faithful one or other of her dearest children who has made himself conspicuous by the practice of every virtue. Pope Pius XI, Rerum omnium perturbationem (#4), Jan. 26, 1923: âThe saint was no less a person that Francis de Salesâ¦ he seemed to have been sent especially by God to contend against the heresies begotten by the [Protestant] Reformation. 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. Scilicet, ut praeclare Augustinus: Non Deus impossibilia inbet, sed iubendo admonet et lacere quod possis, et petere quod non possis (3). Haec sane praecipua Salesii virtus, ex intimo pectore tamquam dulcissimus fructus caritatis erumpens, cum scilicet miserationis atque indulgentiae spiritu maxime contineretur, ea suavitate et oris gravitatem temperabat et corporis gestum et vocem aspergebat, ut studiosam omnium reverentiam ipsi conciliaret. 21. After this brief resume of the work and writings of St. Francis de Sales, Venerable Brothers, it only remains to exhort you to celebrate his Centenary as worthily as possible in your dioceses. Apostolic Letter: 1922.08.06: Ora sono pochi On the Day of the 'March on Rome' Apostolic Letter: 1922.10.28: Ad Musicæ Sacræ Statutes of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. But St. Francis de Sales who, as We have pointed out, had already offered himself for missionary work to the Bishop of Geneva, started on foot in September, 1594, without food or money, and accompanied by no one except a cousin of his, to take up this work. This work of spreading about leaflets, however, gradually decreased and ceased altogether when the people of these parts in large numbers began to attend his sermons. Later, they were found and collected in a volume and presented to Our Predecessor, Alexander VII, who had the happiness, after the customary process of canonization, of ascribing St. Francis first among the blessed, and later among the saints. 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. He teaches us to observe the social conventions which he calls one of the charming effects of virtuous living, not to destroy our natural inclinations but to conquer them so that little by little without too much effort, like the dove, if by chance there has not been granted us the strength of the eagle, we may raise ourselves even to heaven itself. iv, 3) Christ Himself has taught what this sanctification consists in - "Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." ÑÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾, Ñ ÑÐºÑÐ¹ Ð¿Ð°Ð¿Ð° Ð¿ÑÐ¾Ð³Ð¾Ð»Ð¾ÑÑÑ ÑÐ²ÑÑÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð¿Ð¾ÐºÑÐ¾Ð²Ð¸ÑÐµÐ»ÐµÐ¼ Ð¶ÑÑÐ½Ð°Ð»ÑÑÑÑÐ² Ñ ÐÐÐ. 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. Across two weeks in May 1925, he canonized St. Therese de Lisieux, St. Madeline Sophie Barat, and St. Peter Canisius. Repulsed brutally, he never gave up the struggle; when threatened he only renewed his efforts. Certainly, to him We can apply the words of Holy Scripture, "Out of the strong came forth sweetness." Ecclesiam Dei "The Church of God" On St. Jehosophat: 12 November 1923: 5. Quae eius mansuetudo, quemadmodum ad universos pertinebat, sic nullo unquam tempore, nec in prosperis nec in adversis rebus, factum est ut deficeret; eum igitur, quantumcumque divexarent, nunquam haeretici eo minus comem sibi facilemque experti sunt. It was only after long and repeated fasts and prayers to God, by Whose aid alone he expected his mission to be successful, that he attempted to enter the country of the heretics. Nam prima aetate incidimus in ipsam perturbationem disciplinae veteris; et consulatu devenimus in medium rerum omnium certamen atque discrimen; et hoc tempus omne post consulatum obiecimus eis fluctibus, qui, per nos a communi peste depulsi, in nosmet ipsos redundarunt. See to it, therefore, that in your episcopal cities and in every parish of your dioceses that some time during the course of this year, up to December twenty-eighth inclusive, a triduum or a novena be held, during which sermons should be preached, for it is all-important that the people be well instructed in those truths which, under the guidance of St. Francis, cannot but raise the level of their spiritual lives. In conclusion, he discusses several special topics, but only those leaflets which treat of the Sacraments and of Purgatory are not extant. Ne vero Anneciense Visitationis Coenobium, ubi Salesius requiescit — cuius quidem ante venerabile corpus Nos olim incredibili cum voluptate animi Sacrum fecimus — itemque Tarvisinum, in quo cor eius adservatur, ceteraeque Monialium a Visitatione familiae peculiari aliqua careant benignitatis Nostrae significatione, damus, ut quicumque, per sacra menstrua, quae ipsaemet in gratiarum actionem hoc anno habebunt, praetereaque die octavo ac vicesimo mensis Decembris, pariter hoc tantum anno, earum ecclesias de more inviserint atque, poenitentia expiati et Eucharisticis dapibus refecti, ad mentem Nostram oraverint, plenariam item veniam acquirant. The bishops of Rome are the successors of St. Peter. 33. On the Church in the Pontifical States. Our esteemed Predecessor, Benedict XV, referring to the five saints We have spoken of, also made mention of the approaching Centenary of the death of Francis de Sales and expressed the hope of writing particularly of him in an encyclical addressed to the whole world. In the Controversies one readily perceives that same broad-mindedness and magnanimity of soul which permeate the books he wrote with the purpose of promoting piety. 29. Since he had vowed to take as his model Jesus Who has said, "Learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart" (Matt. Tenentur enim hac lege, ut patet, omnino omnes, nullo excepto; nec, ceteroquin, quotquot ad christianae perfectionis fastigium pervenerunt, quos quidem paene innumerabiles ex omni aetate atque ordine fuisse testatur historia, iis aut non eadem, quae reliquis, naturae infirmitas obtigit, aut non similia fuerunt pericula obeunda. All are called by God to a state of sanctity and all are obliged to try to attain it. In this particular matter We follow his desires all the more willingly since We expect from this Centenary no less marvelous fruits than those which accompanied the feasts which have preceded it. He also outlines the methods of developing and of growing in the love of God. Ceterum quam forti esset pectore hic, de quo exemplum mansuetudinis capere licebat, tum vero clarissime apparuit quotiescumque ei fuit cum potentibus pro gloria Dei, pro Ecclesiae auctoritate, pro animarum salute certandum. Whoever attentively reviews the life of St. Francis will discover that, from his earliest years, he was a model of sanctity. Verum eiusmodi facilitas atque in agendo iucunditas eo informari debet caritatis igne, qui efficiat, ut religiosae mulieres, quae Salesio auctore gloriantur, cum se penitus abnegent, tum modestissime pareant, et, non speciosas sed solidas perseguendo virtutes, sibimet moriantur ut Deo vivant. University of Ireland. Basil 2011 December. Gladly We will try to fulfill this as well as the other wishes of Our Predecessor, for We look upon them as a sacred heritage left Us by him. These leaflets, written by the hand of the holy Doctor himself, were lost for a time after his death. The Real Meaning of Christmas "To us, Christ is all!" 27. Sed enim vel in controversiarum libro eandem animi effusionem reperire licet eundemque illum spiritum, quo redundant opera ad fovendam pietatem ab eo confecta; oratio autem tam elegans, tam urbana, tam bene ad persuadendum composita, ut ipsi haeresis administri asseclas suos soliti essent admonere, ne Genevensis missionalis blandimentis allici se et capi paterentur. 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. Qua in re, Venerabiles Fratres, memoriae traditum est, decessorem Nostrum Clementem VIII iam tum praenuntiasse quam mirificam essent Francisci et verba et scripta in populo habitura virtutem. In truth, the many explanations of doctrine and the arguments which he has marshaled in orderly array, are worthy of all praise. Officiorum omnium On seminaries and universities: Apostolic Letter: 1922.08.01: I disordini For the re-establishment of religious peace in Italy. These books ought to be distributed as widely as possible among Catholics, for his writings are easy to understand and can be read with great pleasure. January 24, 2012. Alii enim, operosis negotiis implicati, nihil curant nisi de pecunia congerenda, dum animus misere esurit; alii vero, voluptatibus dediti, sic se abiiciunt in terram, ut gustatus earum rerum, quae supra sensus sunt, obtundatur in iis atque hebescat; alii denique ad tractandam accedunt rem publicam, de civitate quidem solliciti, at sui ipsorum immemores. 32. To accomplish this work, he refused no duty whatsoever, he fled no danger, not even that of possible death. They, however, would not listen to his sermons. Rerum omnium perturbationem, quae nunc adest, cum proxime in Encyclicis Litteris consideraremus medendi gratia, vidimus in ipsis hominum animis inhaerere malum, eiusque sanationem tum demum sperari posse si Iesu Christi medica per Ecclesiam sanctam manus invocetur. If every individual would resolve faithfully to live up to his obligations, a great social improvement would be realized almost immediately. 19. The Treatise on the Love of God, however, is a much more important and significant book than any of the others he published. Datum Romae apud Sanctum Petrum die XXVI mensis Ianuarii, anno MDCCCCXXIII, Pontificatus Nostri primo. Atque hic liber, quo quidem nullum in hoc genere absolutiorem prodiisse aequales eorum temporum censuerunt, utinam hodie ab omnibus pervolutetur, uti olim in manibus omnium tamdiu versatus est; tum vero christiana ubique gentium pietas reviresceret et communi filiorum suorum sanctitate Ecclesia Dei laetaretur. Rerum omnium perturbationem, quae nunc adest, cum proxime in Encyclicis Litteris consideraremus medendi gratia, vidimus in ipsis hominum animis inhaerere malum, eiusque sanationem tum demum sperari posse si Iesu Christi medica per Ecclesiam sanctam manus invocetur. 16:18-20; John 21:15-17) upon St. Peter as head of the Christian Church. 49-63. . (3) S. AUG., 1. In order that the celebrations attending this Centenary should turn out to be both splendid and fruitful, Venerable Brothers, it would be well that there should be supplied to your flocks all those pious helps which will lead them to honor, with the veneration which is due him, this great light of the Church. 11. Iamvero in hisce Controversiis sanctus Doctor, quamquam concertatoriam quasi supellectilem superiorum aetatum commodissime adhibet, est tamen semper in disputando suus; ac, primum omnium, illud confirmat, auctoritatem in Ecclesia Christi ne cogitari quidem posse nisi legitimo mandato tributam, quo haeretici sacrorum administri prorsus careant; tum convictis eorum de Ecclesia natura erroribus, proprias verae Ecclesiae notas definit, easque demonstrat in catholica quidem Ecclesia reperiri, contra in reformata desiderari. At the same time we learn from the Saint how not only to perform the customary acts of everyday life, (with the exception, of course, of sin) but also a fact which all do not know, how to do these things correctly with the sole intention of pleasing God. 31. They â¦ Quod quidem admodum ea facit suae ipsius naturae congruenter, cum a Christo auctore suo sancta constituta sit et sanctitatis effectrix, cumque omnes, qui ea duce magistraque utuntur, ex Dei voluntate ad vitae sanctimoniam niti debeant. Italy . Nonne hac cum virtute, quam recte dixeris exteriorem divinae caritatis ornatura, in domestico convictu atque etiam in civitate summa tranquillitas et concordia consistat? -This glossary of terms and principles will hopefully provide a quick aid to those unfamiliar with some of the phrases, topics or principles that are frequently discussed in this book. Curate igitur ut in civitate honoris vestri sede et in singulis dioecesis paroeciis, per hunc annum, ad diem octavum ac vicesimum mensis Decembris, triduanae vel novendiales supplicationes fiant, in quibus divini verbi praedicatio habeatur, cum intersit quam maxime, populum de iis diligenter erudiri, quae, Salesio duce, eum ad altiora permoveant. 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. Ipso interea magistro discimus id quidem facere — culpa nimirum excepta — quod omnes solent, at simul, quod plerique non solent, id ipsum sancte facere et ea quidem mente ut Deo placeamus: praeterea docemur decorum servare, quod ipse venustum virtutum ornatum appellat; naturam non abolere, sed vincere, et paullatim parvoque nisu in caelum evolare, columbarum more, si aquilarum non licet, id est vitae sanctimoniam communi assequi via quando ad singularem perfectionem non destinamur. Thus, on one occasion when he had received a letter in which he was threatened by the Senate of Chambery with the loss of part of his income, he lost no time in defending the immunity of the Church's rights from this act of civil interference. (Prov. Videtis igitur quanto opere intersit, ut populus christianus Francisci et sanctissima exempla mente animoque complectatur et praecepta veluti vivendi disciplinam teneat. 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. Sinners and apostates especially flocked to his house in order, with his help, to become reconciled to God and to amend their lives. Nec vero fieri poterat, quin pastoralis mansuetudo, qua florebat, quaque, ut ait Chrysostomus, nihil violentius (7), eam in alliciendis hominum voluntatibus haberet efficacitatem, quae mitibus divino promittitur oraculo: Beati mites, quoniam ipsi possidebunt terram (8). Finally, when every other method had failed, he excommunicated those who persistently refused to pay their tithes to the Chapter of Geneva. It is no less necessary to turn back the minds of men from the passing things of this world to those which are eternal, which latter unhappily are too often neglected by the great majority of mankind. They cannot but inspire in the souls of the faithful a love of true and solid piety, a love which the clergy can develop with most happy results if they but learn to assimilate thoroughly the teachings of St. Francis and to imitate the kindly qualities which characterized his preaching. Atque etiam videtur Salesius singulari Dei consilio Ecclesiae datus, ut et actione vitae suae et doctrinae facultate opinionem illam profligaret eius temporibus iam inveteratam, quae ne hodie quidem refrixit, veri nominis sanctitatem, qualem catholica proponit Ecclesia, aut adaequari non posse, aut certe tam arduam esse ad assequendum, ut in plerosque fidelium minime cadat, sed paucis tantummodo, iisque magno atque excelso animo praeditis, conveniat; eandem, praeterea, tantis implicari fastidiis ac taediis, ut ad viros mulieresque extra claustra degentes neutiquam accommodetur. The atmosphere of this particular religious community is one of moderation and loving kindness in all things. It would be impossible to exaggerate the value of his books and pamphlets, of which We have written, to attain this purpose. Rerum omnium perturbationem é uma encíclica do papa Pio XI, promulgada em 26 de janeiro de 1923 e escrita na ocasião do tricentenário da morte de São Francisco de Sales, quem o Papa declara patrono dos jornalistas e dos operários da comunicação. Studiorum Ducem "On St. Thomas Aquinas" Thomas Aquinas: 29 June 1923: 4. We leave it to your zeal to commemorate in any other way you think best the good works of this saintly bishop. 6. he directed s ouls in the way of s anctity" (Rerum omnium perturbationem, 4). Rerum Omnium Perturbationem LT pdf 62 1923-01-26 SS SS Pius XI Encyclica 'Rerum Omnium Perturbationem' EN doc 60 1923-01-26 SS SS Pius XI Encyclica 'Rerum Omnium Perturbationem' IT doc 85 1923-06-29 Eo etiam maioris momenti ac ponderis est Tractatus de amore Dei, in quo sanctus Doctor, quasi quandam Dei caritatis historiam scribere aggressus, narrat quae eius fuerit origo et quae progressiones, atque etiam quare in animis hominum defervescere ac languere coeperit; tradit deinceps, quomodo in ea exerceamur ac proficiamus. 16. 26. ON ST. FRANCIS DE SALES. Quae paginarum confectio gradatim conquievit tum denique cum incolae sacris contionibus frequentissimi interesse coeperunt; schedae autem manu ipsius Sancti Doctoris scriptae et post eius obitum dissipatae, multo post in volumen collectae sunt et decessori Nostro Alexandro VII oblatae; cui postea contigit, ut eundem cum in beatorum tum in sanctorum caelitum numerum, iudicio rite absoluto, referret. 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? Itaque desideratissimus decessor Noster Benedictus XV, cum de illis quinque caelitibus sollemnem sermonem haberet, beatum Francisci Salesii obitum attingens proxime celebrandum, proprias hac de re Litteras se ad Ecclesiam universam daturum pollicebatur. 14. RERUM OMNIUM PERTURBATIONEM (St. Francis de Sales) On Episcopal Meetings. 23. With these arguments, to which must be added a subtle and polished irony that characterizes his controversial manner, he easily met his adversaries and defeated all their lies and fallacies. COMMUNIUM RERUM Pope Saint Pius X's Encyclical on St Anselm of Aosta to our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See - in English & Italian. 35. ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI ON ST. FRANCIS DE SALES TO OUR VENERABLE BRETHREN THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS, AND OTHER ORDINARIES IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE. He sought then to refute their erroneous doctrines by means of loose leaflets which he wrote in the intervals between his sermons. On the other hand, the great strength of will of this model of meekness manifested itself whenever he was compelled to stand in opposition to the powerful in order to protect the interests of God, the dignity of the Church, or the salvation of souls. Rerum condicio: October 4, 1927 A.D. English / Latin; Rerum Ecclesiae February 8, 1926; Rerum Omnium Perturbationem January 26, 1923; Rerum Orientalium September 8, 1928; Rite Expiatis April 13, 1926; Studiorum Ducem June 29, 1923; Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio December 23, 1922; Vehementer exultamus hodie May 17, 1925; Vigilanti Cura June 29, 1936 He writes, too, on the individual virtues, on modesty, on moral and immoral language, on licit and dangerous amusements, on fidelity to God, on the duties of husband and wife, of widows, and of young women. This Pontiff, in the presence of Cardinals and other learned personages, after having gone deeply into the extent of the theological knowledge of St. Francis, who was then a bishop - elect, was seized with such admiration for him that he embraced him with great affection and addressed him in the following words: "Go, Son, 'drink water out of thy own cistern, and the streams of thy own well; let thy fountains be conveyed abroad, and in the streets divide thy waters'." As St. Paul says, "This is the will of God, your sanctification." An inspired writer, preacher, spiritual guide for several saints, capable of converting many souls who had embraced Calvinism, Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622) combined gentleness with an enthusiasm for truth, as Pius XI recalled in the encyclical Rerum Omnium Perturbationem of 1923, for the benefit of "those Catholics who as journalists and writers expound, spread, and defend the doctrines of the â¦ ." Likewise can we not hope that, through the practice of this virtue which we rightly call the external sign of the inner possession of divine love, there will result perfect peace and concord both in family life and among nations? (Apostolic Letter of Pius IX, 16 Nov. 1877) But, We cannot afford not to speak of his work entitled Controversies, in which unquestionably there is to be found a "full and complete demonstration of the truth of the Catholic Religion." Etenim cum virtutibus omnibus exsplendesceret, tum eximiam prae se tulit animi mansuetudinem, quam propriam eius et singularem notam recte dixeris, omnino tamen dissimilem eius fucatae benignitatis, quae in quodam munditiarum urbanarum studio et immoderatae comitatis ostentatione posita est, alienamque prorsus vel a lentitudine seu apathia quae nulla re commovetur vel a timiditate quae ne tum quidem audet, cum oportet, stomachari. 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. 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. Quid enim ipsis agendum sit, sanctus Doctor exemplo suo aperte monet: ut scilicet doctrinam catholicam perdiligenter explorent et pro viribus calleant; vera ne depravent, neve, per speciem devitandae adversariorum offensionis, extenuent aut dissimulent; ipsam sermonis formam ac venustatem accurent, et cogitata sic luminibus verborum distinguant atque ornent, ut veritate lectores delectentur; si quos autem oppugnare debeant, sciant errata refellere malorumque hominum improbitati obsistere, ita tamen, ut se recte animatos in primisque cantate instinctos exhibeant. 50.). 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