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November 2017


Gratitude for inspirations and Crosses! As our national holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, how can we be grateful with a particularly Salesian heart? St. Francis de Sales’ suggests we delight in all God’s inspirations within us, and that we accept with gratitude even the crosses we discover in our lives. “Do you, my daughter, resolve to […]

New Course on Salesian Spirituality

Upcoming Online Course in Salesian Spirituality “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.” – St. Francis de Sales Starting in the Spring of 2018, Oblate School of Theology’s Master of Arts in Spirituality will offer an asynchronous online course designed to introduce students to the Salesian tradition, one of the […]

Chatting about: God’s Eternal Love

Last week’s topic was very similar to this, but now we are thinking of God’s love for us apart from how it is expressed in the sacrifice of the cross. What does it mean when Saint Francis says, “He always loved you from eternity”? How does God love someone who doesn’t exist yet? What should […]