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October 2012

Discernment Program Survey Begun

The Order of the Visitation has just added a discernment survey for those who share our vision to consider discerning a vocation with us. Go to our Discernment Program Survey and see if you share our vision!

Faith and Charity

St. Francis de Sales astutely describes the difference between what he terms a dead or dying faith, and a living one. The difference is simply charity- Love- and how we reach out to others. He says, ” Faith is the basis and foundation of all the other virtues, but especially of hope and of charity. […]

St. Francis de Sales’ Gentle Approach and Religious Hostility Today

Years ago, a saintly man traveled to a distant land and spent nights sleeping in trees. The reason? The populace, fearful of local leaders, would not let him into their homes. The man was St. Francis de Sales, who as a bishop, experienced firsthand the religious persecution of Catholics in the Chablais, an area which […]