Cusp-a point of transition, as from one historical period to the next;
the borders between the twelve astrological signs.
You are considered to be "on the cusp" if you were born
within a day or two of the beginning or end of any sign.

The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863; Albert Bierstadt

24 January 2011

Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

Readings of the Day

you gave Francis de Sales
the spirit of compassion
to befriend all men on the way to salvation.
By his example,
lead us to show your gentle love
in the service of our fellow men.
From Christian Prayer

Our St. Francis De Sales tapestry is based on designs made by John Nava for the tapestries cycles of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.  Nava's tapestries have gained international acclaim for "expressing the humanity of godliness and the godliness of humanity." - Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP
In 1841 Rev. Amadeus Rappe organized St. Francis De Sale's Parish, Toledo. On 15 April, 1910 Toledo was named as the seat of a new diocese, with St. Francis de Sales's designated as its cathedral church. It is for this reason that
Saint Francis de Sales is the secondary patron of the diocese.

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