Salesian Quote of the Day

Mother Mary de Sales (Venerable Mary de Sales Chappuis) is celebrated chiefly for her zeal in spreading a certain kind of spirituality which she called “The Way” (La Voie). Her principal biographer, Father Brisson, who had been for thirty years confessor to the Visitandines of Trayes, and was her director, writes that by this expression — La Voie — “she understood a state of soul which consisted in depending upon the actual will of God, relishing whatever was His good pleasure, and imitating the life of the Saviour externally”
(Vie de la Vénérée Mère, Marie-de-Sales Chappuis, Paris, 1886, p. 591).

Salesian Quote of the Day

“All are called to perfection, since Our Lord was speaking to all when He said: “Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matt, 5:48), But, in truth, we may well say what is said in the holy Gospel: “Many are called, but the elect are few.” (Matt, 20-16; 22:14) There are many who aspire to perfection, but few attain it because they do not walk as the should – ardently, yet tranquilly; carefully, but confidently; that is to say, relying more on Divine Goodness and His Providence than upon themselves and their own works.” ~ The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales for Lent, page 120.

Salesian Quote of the Day

Though the city of Annecy was a Protestant stronghold, the historic diocese of Geneva still existed from its new seat: Annecy. The canons of St Peter’s Cathedral of Geneva and the catholic orders moved to Annecy. The bishop, Francis de Sales, started to reside permanently in Annecy from 1568. This encouraged the construction of many monuments: the Nemours lodge of the castle, St Peter’s Cathedral, Lambert House and the bell tower of Notre-Dame de Liesse.

Salesian Quote of the Day

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (Jn 8:12).” Like the forty days’ fast of the Ninevites, our Lent continues in complete confidence in divine mercy; but our hope is founded not so much on our poor efforts at penance but on the passion of our Savior. Catholic Culture