Advent Reflections (Day 9)

by | Dec 4, 2022 | Formation

Putting On the Virtue of Gentleness
December 5, 2022

Gentleness also means affability, cordiality, warmth, approachability. This is the way St. Vincent often describes gentleness in speaking about relationships with the poor and relationships within the Community. Cordiality is one of the key words that he uses to describe good relationships.1 He places it among the means for persevering in one’s vocation,2

1CCD I, 112; IV, 51, 113, 341, 449; VI, 29; IX, 261.
2CCD XI, 109.

Source: Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M. A Further Look at “Gentleness”


Let us pray

Lord, grant that we will persevere by living in deep charity and cordiality with those we serve.


The Good Fight of Faith
But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:11

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