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Salesian Spirituality

God’s Faithfulness

Only God can give us the strength to abhor and overcome temptation     Sign up: Living Jesus Chat — Membership   We continue our series with Part IV, Chapter 4 “Two Striking Illustrations of the Same.“ from An Introduction to the Devout Life. Here Saint Francis reminds us that we avoid temptation only by the strength of […]

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 […]

New Book on St Francis de Sales

On August 28, 1567, a premature child was baptized in a small Savoyard village. Fragile,it seemed  he was destined to leave very quickly for his eternity but he became the emblematic pastor of a Catholic Church once again credible after being so rudely challenged by the advance of Protestantism. Michel Tournade’s account follows step by […]