Putting On the Virtue of Gentleness
December 1, 2022
St. Vincent states that the gentle are constant and firm. They are able to think straight. On the contrary those who allow themselves to be carried away by anger and passion are ordinarily inconstant.1 In addition, he states: “I think that the ability to discern things is granted only to those who have douceur (gentleness).”2
1CCD XI, 65.
2CCD XII, 190.
Source: Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M. A Further Look at “Gentleness”