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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 […]

First World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis is inaugurating World Day of the Poor this upcoming Sunday, November 19, 2017 to re-enforce that concern for the poor is an essential part of our Catholic faith. Our Founder St Francis de Sales, also had great concern for the poor and less privileged. In order to prepare for this day, here are […]

Renewal of Vows

Feast of the Presentation and Vows   St. Jane de Chantal, the Foundress of the Visitation Order, gave an exhortation in 1629 about the Sisters’ disposition in renewing their vows on the Feast of the Presentation on November 21st. She encouraged, ” Look again at the recompense which follows the observance of these vows; the […]