A Spoonful of Honey from St. Francis de Sales…

“Have only a pure, simple, peaceful longing to please God; this will leave you to act without fear and with peace and gentleness.”

“Before we become a saint in heaven we must first be good men and women on this earth.”

“Let us strive to make the present moment beautiful.”


Today, there are Religious and Lay People all over world that live this spirituality. These organizations make up the North American Salesian Network, NASN. Learn more about NASN through our brochure located here.

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102, 2018

Francis de Sales on Marriage: the Vocation of Parents

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

  The third quality that typifies the devout love of husband and wife is the birth and rearing of children. When I was a principal, I came to see, in the lives of the parents [...]

1301, 2018

How one woman is turning her chemo into charity; a response to suffering

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments

"The truly loving heart loves God's good pleasure not in consolations only but also in afflictions." (St. Francis de Sales-Treatise on the Love of God)   Recently a woman contacted me, wanting to make a donation to [...]

2212, 2017

Drawing Near to the Infant Jesus

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Blessed Louis Brisson shares his thoughts at Christmas time with his spiritual children: “A little child walks along holding his mother’s hand, distrusts his own strength, and is not bold. May you be the same [...]

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Let Some Words from Our Salesian Saints Guide Your Way

“To the young: I love you with all my heart, and it is sufficient for me that you are young to love you deeply… You will hardly find anyone who will love you more in Jesus Christ and who will have greater concern for your happiness.”
St. John Bosco
“Courage my good Sisters; let us do good as long as we have time. Never get discouraged, no matter what difficulties you may have to encounter.”
St. Mary Mazzarello
“I feel a great yearning, a strong need of becoming a saint. I never knew it could be so easy, but now I see one can be happy and holy, too. I absolutely want to become asaint! I must!”
St. Dominic Savio
“When I return home, I will teach my people the ways of God. I will start a school for the children and teach them peace. I am going to be a Salesian priest and will be their spiritual chief.”
Zepherin Namucura