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November 2015

A Merciful Advent

The season of Advent begins this coming weekend and the Year of Mercy commences on December 8, 2015. Drawing on St. Francis de Sales’ writings on the attributes of mercy may help you live a merciful advent before God, within yourself and before others. Sunday November 29th: “I have loved you with an everlasting love. […]

St. Jane de Chantal on Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving from all Visitandines!! Gratitude & St. Jane de Chantal As our national holiday of Thanksgiving is here, we can reflect on thoughts of  St. Jane de Chantal, our Foundress, regarding the spirit of gratitude. “Generally we ought to treat all sorts of persons with an extraordinary suavity and cordial respect, but especially those […]

Advent Chat on Sunday

Renewing Our Ardent Desire for the Savior     On Sunday we will chat about Advent The Catechism of the Catholic Church, #524 says: When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, […]