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March 2016

Thoughts of St Francis de Sales for Lent

“Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more. “(Jn 8:11) This Gospel passage which we just heard over the weekend is echoed in the words of St. Francis de Sales: “The woman caught in adultery was brought to our Lord ashamed, full of fear, head down; He lovingly received her, and forgave her  sin. […]

Chatting about: Diligence in Resisting Temptation

St. Francis de Sales mentions in the end that “such souls as I have described lose all the grace of their good deeds.” What does this teach us about the weight of sin and how it can ruin a lifetime of living virtuously? Why do you think that St. Francis emphasizes so heavily that we […]

In Celebration: The Treatise and the Passion

As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Treatise on the Love of God by St. Francis de Sales, we also walk the Lenten journey. As we approach Holy Week, the Treatise can give us much to meditate on. Book 13 of this holy work is its end, but for us in […]