Catholic Quote of the Day — June 1, 2012
Two quotes from St. Francis of Assisi:
“All I know and all I want to know is that these hands give me Jesus.” and “If it happed me to meet any saint coming from heaven, and also a poor priest, I would first go kiss the priest’s hands, and would say to the saint: Holy saint, abide a while, for the hands of this priest have handled the son of life, and hath performed a thing above humanity.”
The back story of the first, is that as St. Francis came into a certain town, he was entreated by the people to correct the local parish priest, who was known to be in adultery. Far from reprimanding the man, he knelt and kissed his hands.