Tag Archives: St. Francis de Sales

Featured Favorite: Tonic Soup and spiritual warfare

Featured in SpiritualDirection.com In the classic spiritual warfare struggle between good and evil, the Genesis account of Joseph and his brothers shows how God’s power far surpasses Satan’s. Joseph’s jealous brothers sold him into slavery, yet that’s how their tribe … Continue reading

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Eight reasons God’s mercy helps us forgive ourselves

God’s mercy abounds. We see it in all the sacraments as he breathes new life into us at Baptism and Confirmation, feeds us in the Eucharist and forgives us in Reconciliation. As I wrote in How God gave his gift … Continue reading

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Scent of the Earth

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB Precious Lord, When I forget you are near, let me recall the words of St. Francis de Sales and place myself in your presence: Help me to know that you are all around me … Continue reading

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New Evangelizers: Tonic Soup and spiritual warfare

In the classic struggle between good and evil, the Genesis account of Joseph and his brothers shows how God’s power far surpasses Satan’s. Joseph’s jealous brothers sold him into slavery, yet that’s how their tribe was able to survive the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare: Tonic Soup and a near collision

In the classic struggle between good and evil, the Genesis account of Joseph and his brothers shows how God’s power far surpasses Satan’s. Joseph’s jealous brothers sold him into slavery, yet that’s how their tribe was able to survive the … Continue reading

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In honor of James Foley: A Prayer for Journalists

A Prayer for Journalists by St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists Almighty God, Strengthen and direct, we pray, the will of all whose work it is to write what many read, and to speak where many … Continue reading

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