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Discernment Sundays – Chat Room

Chatting about: Temptations

  VisitationSiste: Questions to Ponder: Why does St. Francis spend so much time talking about the importance of not taking pleasure in temptation? Do we all have different temptations, or the same ones? Are temptations at least in part culturally conditioned? For example, in America we might be more tempted toward being busy, or toward […]

Temptation according to St Francis de Sales

The difference between experiencing temptations and consenting to them     Sign up: Living Jesus Chat — Membership   We continue our series with Part IV, Chapter 3 “Of Temptations, and the difference between experiencing them and consenting to them.“ from An Introduction to the Devout Life. Here Saint Francis advises how to deal with temptation. PICTURE to […]

Chatting about: Spiritual Legacies

Sister Susan Marie (Moderator): Perhaps you are familiar with the expression “Standing on the shoulders of giants,” which is a fitting way to summarize Saint Francis’ expression. Why do you think it is so important to take this humble approach to the spiritual/devout life? There is a concept of memory from ancient Judiasm that essentially […]