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August 2012


A week of Salesian Spirituality was celebrated in Annecy, France, the founding city of the Visitation Order, from August 19-26, 2012. The theme: Is it permitted to Hope? Below are podcasts of the talks, in French. Sunday, August 19: 10:00: Opening Mass presided by Bishop Yves Boivineau “The Synod, a time of Hope” http://podcast.rcf.fr/emission/180647/421758 16:30: […]

Salesian Fidelity

What is fidelity? Ven. Louis Brisson, to be beatified September 22, 2012, preached a Conference to his Oblate Confreres on this virtue. He said,  “ My friends, our spirit is eminently a spirit of fidelity to God. Let’s be faithful, let’s be serious people, careful about all our little practices. Your good Angels will gather […]

Gymnastics of perfection: Charity

Venerable Louis Brisson, to be beatified Sept. 22, founded the Oblates of St Francis de Sales with a deep emphasis on charity, reflecting the spiritual values of his Patron. Father Brisson said, “ The period in which St. Francis de Sales lived was a period of trouble: religious wars and theological quarrels among the different […]