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Enjoy this short brochure developed for Embraced by God by Fr. John Graden called A to Z with St. Francis de Sales. This piece offers three of Francis’ quotes for each letter of the alphabet in an easy to read format. On the back of the brochure we give permission for the reader to copy…

At the urging of two friends, I have taken the topics that I had developed for a retreat, and turned into my first book, Letting Go, Hanging On: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey, published by Paulist Press and released just this month. I had called the retreat ATTACHED, and it started when I reflected…

This thought can be both consoling and thought provoking. What is it that I really love? Focus on? Desire? Spend time with? I can’t help but becoming influenced and take on the qualities, values, characteristics of what I really love. God. Self-absorption. Nature. Lust. Stuff. Violence. Peace. Calm. Noise. Another person. Jesus. So how am…

“Since your situation requires that you strenuously row on the stormy seas of this world, you must try never to swallow its water, but drink rather of the streams of God’s grace, in all your thirsts turning to that Divine source of living water with the loving trust of a child for its Mother or…

When we allow our human heart to be surrounded by God’s heart, we find joy and hope in the nooks and crannies of each moment and God present in every wrinkle of our day. This awesome love that God has for us is a touchstone of Salesian Spirituality, a spirituality for everyday people living everyday…

“Let us be what we are, and be that well, so that we may bring honor to the Master Craftsman whose handiwork we are. People laughed at the painter who, intending to paint a horse, came up with a perfect bull; the work was handsome in itself, but not much credit to the artist who…

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