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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3006, 2018

A Faithful Doubter?

June 30th, 2018|0 Comments

In a chapter entitled “On Slander” in his Introduction to the Devout Life, Francis de Sales wrote: “Do not say that so-and-so is a drunkard even though you have seen him intoxicated, or that so-and-so [...]

2706, 2018

Annecy! A Salesian Vacation

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Anyone even remotely familiar with St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane de Chantal , the Visitation Sisters or the Oblates of St Francis de Sales will grasp the joy that floods one’s heart in seeing [...]

2306, 2018

Motherhood and the Universal Call to Holiness

June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

I remember as a young child enjoying television shows such as The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family. Television shows often highlighted the tenderness, compassion, and frustrations of motherhood in humorous and insightful ways. And [...]

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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