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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1207, 2017

Dealing with Anger

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

If you’re like me, you tend think of Francis de Sales as a man of moderation, someone who by personality, as well as by principle, avoided extremes. After all, he did offer as a motto, [...]

2906, 2017

Loving Our Faults

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Failing Successfully The New York Times recently reported on the trend among some elite colleges to host courses and seminars on failure. As these schools tend to welcome the nation’s best and brightest graduating high school [...]

2806, 2017

Consecrated Life vs. Married Life

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Consecrated Life vs. Marriage Is one really more holy than the other? There was a time when I believed that a vocation to the consecrated life was superior to, and holier than, the state of [...]

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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