Lenten Reflections - 2020

Lent 2020Each day of our Lenten reflections for 2020 offers an expression or phrase from the Mass, a citation from St. Francis de Sales and a few words for reflection, with an emphasis on prayer and meditation. We hope, in fact, that each one, inspired by these reflections, may find points of conversion in her life and makes her own resolutions to strengthen this conversion.

>> Download Lenten Reflections 2020 here.

 

VIDEO: Is God Calling You?

Hope 600Fr. Glen Eftink, the chaplain of our group in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, gave a wonderful 18-minute presentation about the St. Francis de Sales Association. Please watch the video to learn more about our association and find out if God may be calling you to this vocation. You can also share this video link with friends who may be interested in the association. Enjoy!

 

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Lenten Reflections - 2019

Lent 2019Each day of our Lenten reflections for 2019 offers an expression or phrase from the Mass, a citation from St. Francis de Sales and a few words for reflection, with an emphasis on prayer and meditation. We hope, in fact, that each one, inspired by these reflections, may find points of conversion in her life and makes her own resolutions to strengthen this conversion.

>> Download Lenten Reflections 2019 here.

The Way of the Cross With St. Francis de Sales

The Way of the CrossThe little booklet The Way of the Cross with Saint Francis de Sales, written by Cynthia McMullen and illustrated by Mary Delaney, was published in 2013 is now out of print.

At the request of several groups, it is available here in pdf format.

St. Jane de Chantal's Devotions

In her own words, Jane de Chantal 

"I am Your child, all Yours; good children think only of pleasing their father. I don't want to have any worries and I leave in Your care everything that concerns me, for You love me, my God. Father, You are my good. My soul rests and trusts in Your love and eternal providence." 

"O most holy will of God, I give You infinite thanks for the mercy with which You have surrounded me. With all my strength and love, I adore You from the depths of my soul and unite my will to Yours now and forever, especially in all that I shall do and all that You will be pleased to send me this day, consecrating to Your glory my soul, my mind, my body, all my thoughts, words and actions, and my whole being. I beg You, with all the humility of my heart, accomplish in me Your eternal designs, and do not allow me to present any obstacle to this. 

"Your eyes, which can see the most intimate recesses of my heart, know the intensity of my desire to live out Your holy will, but they can also see my weakness and limitations. That is why, prostrate before Your infinite mercy, I implore You, my Savior, through the gentleness and justice of this same will of Yours, to grant me the grace of accomplishing it perfectly, so that, consumed in the fire of Your love, I may be an acceptable sacrifice which will praise and bless You forever. Amen."

St. Jane's Act of Abandonment