From our Fall Newsletter:
Over four hundred years ago St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and Founder with St. Jane de Chantal of the Order of the Visitation, wrote The Introduction to the Devout Life, a classic which has never been out of print over these hundreds of years! In the quaint language of his day he wrote in the introduction: “ …My intention (in this book) is to instruct (in the devout life) such as live in towns and families and at court, and who by their condition are obliged to lead, as to the exterior, a common life.” It is often commented that Francis was a Vatican II man. His strong conviction that every person is called to union with God was articulated for posterity in two basic tenets of the Council: The Universal Call to Holiness & The Age of the Laity.
As the Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of Vatican Council II, we, the Visitation Sisters of North Minneapolis, dedicate this issue of our newsletter to the hundreds of lay women, men and children who have partnered with us to root the gentle, peaceful, loving presence of the Heart of Jesus in the City. Let us continue to “build the City of God!” We invite you to hear from a few of our lay friends….
To read more about Engaged Lay Members:
Introducing Anna Dourgarian,
Visitation Internship Program (VIP) (Click to read…)
Introducing Jody Johnson,
Coordinator of Visitation Companions (VC) (Click to read…)
Introducing Marsha West,
Monastic Immersion Experience (MIE) Participant (Click to read…)