A 17th-century bishop might not seem like the best source of advice on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but St. Francis De Sales — nicknamed “the gentleman saint” — knew what true love was, and he wants to let you in on it as well.

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Father Thomas Dailey, OSFS shares with Inside CatholicPhilly.com how St. Francis De Sales’ love for Christ, along with devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, can help us to transcend the world’s narrow definition of “love” and discover real joy.

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