The Guardian Angel and The Priest 


St. Francis de Sales Witnesses the Greatness of the Priesthood By the Actions of His Guardian Angel

St. Francis of Assisi used to say that, “If I saw an angel and a priest, I would bend my knee first to the priest, and then to the angel.”

St. Francis de Sales, after having given the order of Priesthood to a holy ecclesiastic, perceived that on going out he stopped at the door as if to give precedence to another. Being asked by the Saint why he stopped, he replied that God favored him with the visible presence of his Guardian Angel, who, before he had received the Priesthood, always remained at his right and preceded him, but afterwards walked on his left and refused to go before him. It was in a holy contest with the angel that he stopped at the door.

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