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August 2013

“Mother Rosolini” Sept Mystic of the Month

Mother Carmela Aprile We have a  most unique story to unfold about this contemporary mystic, her relationships to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Visitation Monastery of Rosolini! Here is a woman, born in 1878 in poverty, widowed young, who buys an image of the Sacred Heart in a shop. This miraculous image becomes […]

St. Francis de Sales’ Thoughts for Labor Day

While Labor Day did not exist in St Francis de Sales time or culture, he did have thoughts about the tradition of work, and wrote about it in several of his writings. Here we quote from his Treatise on the Love of God. Perhaps these words can provide a meditation for your leisure this Labor […]

St. Augustine and the Order of the Visitation

The Order of the Visitation  of Holy Mary follows the Rule of St. Augustine, http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/ruleaug.html chosen by our Founder, St. Francis de Sales, when we were erected into a formal Order after several years as a simple congregation in Annecy, France. St. Francis de Sales had much admiration for this Doctor of the Church and […]