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Salesian Spirituality

The Presence of God

This is a chapter in the booklet, Sharing Prayerful Moments with St. Jane de Chantal, published by the Visitation Sisters in the United States. Both Jane and Francis had strong desires for a life of quiet contemplation and yet their positions of responsibility thrust them into the midst of intense activity. During her lifetime Jane […]

Introduction to the life of St. Jane

This is the introduction to the booklet, Sharing Prayerful Moments with St. Jane de Chantal, published by the Visitation Sisters in the United States. Jane Frances Frémyot de Chantal was born in 1572 in Dijon, France, the second child of a noble family. Her mother died when she was eighteen months old and she was […]

Pope on St. Francis: He gave us the spirit of liberty

St. Francis de Sales paved the way for today’s idea that the laity can make each day holy and sanctify their everyday activity, Pope Benedict XVI said this week during his Wednesday audience at the Vatican. The Holy Father reviewed St. Francis’ works, Treatise on the Love of God, and Introduction to the Devout Life, […]