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St. Francis de Sales

Chatting about: Criticism of Religious Practices

Do your friends, family or acquaintances at work criticize your religious practices? How do you handle this? St. Francis says that such people “have no real regard” for our well being. Why do you think they do this? What does our saint offer as a benefit for “the endurance of misrepresentation and calumny”? If you […]


Charity is kind, but the world is unkind   Sign up: Living Jesus Chat — Membership   We continue our series with Part IV, Chapter 1 “We must not trifle with the Words of Worldly Wisdom” from An Introduction to the Devout Life. Here Saint Francis speaks of the wrath of friends and others who criticize a life of […]

St Francis de Sales and Fortnight for Freedom

  St. Francis de Sales often relates the concept of freedom to other themes such as: the good; grace, love, obedience, sin, the human will, and God’s activity. He often also makes mention of free will. “St. Francis de Sales does not speculate on freedom itself, but is much more inclined to speak of free […]