Advent Reflections (Day 10)

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Formation

Putting On the Virtue of Gentleness
December 6, 2022

St. Vincent links cordiality with affability, saying that it is particularly necessary in working with poor country people.1 He states that affability is the soul of good conversation and renders it not only useful but also agreeable. In his principal conference on gentleness, he says that the second step in being gentle (after controlling one’s anger and channeling it properly) is affability and cordiality.2

1CCD XI, 68.
2CCD XII, 189.

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


Let us pray

Lord, grant us the grace to channel our anger properly and to be cordial and friendly with one another and with those we serve.


Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show every courtesy to everyone.

Titus 3:1-2

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