St. Francis de Sales in his great work Introduction to the Devout Life encourages believers to find a “faithful friend who by advice and counsel guides our actions and thus protects us from the snares and deceits of the wicked one” (46).
The Catechism underscores this important message from St. Francis de Sales. "For Christians a special gratitude is due to those from whom they have received the gift of faith . . ." (2220).
Blessed Feast of St. Francis de Sales!