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St. Francis de Sales

New Salesian Series

We are beginning a new series of reflections on Salesian Spirituality with excerpts from the “Living Jesus” booklet. Today we begin with: LOVING GOD WITH LIBERTY OF SPIRIT  A fundamental assumption in Salesian Spirituality is that the person created in God’s image is also created with free will. Therefore, each person has the opportunity to […]

Visitation’s Motto: Live+Jesus

 The following excerpt from St. Francis de Sales  is the one on which is based the motto of Salesian spirituality, “Live Jesus.”  Francis wrote to Mme. De Limonjon the following,  “Keep in mind the main lesson Jesus left us in three words so that we would never forget it and could repeat it a hundred […]

Perspective on Prayer

St. Francis de Sales says: ” Prayer does not depend on thoughts and reflections.  Prayer is a simple attention of our spirit to God; the more simple and free it is from emotion, the more it is prayer.”(Spiritual Conferences) St. Jane de Chantal tells us, “For prayer, we need only to keep ourselves simply and calmly […]