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August 2014

Visitandine Stigmatics

This month we begin a series on Visitation Nuns who were not only mystics, but stigmatics. One of the earliest for whom we have a short biography is the Sister we feature this month, Sister Marie-Clemence Mourade who entered her heavenly reward just 5 years after our Founder, St Francis de Sales. Among those Visitation Sisters […]

Learn from Christ, Who is Meek and Humble of Heart

A wise man understands that it is best to flee from anger The following is an excerpt from an article by Rev. William J. Nessel, O.S.F.S., a teacher, pastor and writer. There is an ancient fable about the wind and the sun. One day, they began to argue over which one was the strongest. Each […]

St Francis de Sales and St Bernard

Today is the Feast of St. Bernard. St Francis de Sales often looked toward him as a model. He had many references to him in his Introduction to the Devout Life, and one whole chapter was devoted to him in regards to an example of prayer. Here it is:Part 4 chapter 23 from Christian Classics […]