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March 2017

Chatting about: Modesty

Here’s the first 2 questions Saint Francis focuses heavily on modesty in this reflection. How might his understanding of modesty have a greater depth to our use of the term today, where we normally equate modesty strictly with not exposing one’s body? How does orderliness and cleanliness invoke a certain sense of peace and serenity […]

Salesian Modesty

Avoid all vanity     Sign up: Living Jesus Chat — Membership   On Sunday we will chat about our modesty. We continue our series with Part III, Chapter 25: “Modesty in Dress” from An Introduction to the Devout Life. Here Saint Francis teaches us the value of our outward appearances. Saint Paul expresses his desire that all […]

Lenten Reflection 3

We continue with thoughts of Mother Philomene du Gasset for Lent. She suggests there is a third kind of fasting beyond the normal fast and abstinence. “This penance is self-reformation. It consists in quitting self, combating our defects and laboring to acquire the virtues that are opposed to them. If many persons knew this, they […]