As a Christian humanist, St. Francis de Sales believed that all life could lead to God. Salesian Spirituality calls every person to the holiness of “being who you are and being that well,” whatever your walk of life. Encountering daily circumstances with an open heart and a listening ear holds a particular devotion to the will of God lived along the path of the “little virtues.” The virtues of humility, gentleness, simplicity, patience, optimism, interiority and respect presented in the realities of daily living are the Salesian way of living the Gospel with great liberty of spirit and deep joy. It is a way of hope assuring us that God loves us and wants to be with us. Fr. Joseph F. Powers, OSFS, writes: “In many ways Salesian Spirituality is one of Jesus coming to our homes—to where we live, work, play and pray.”
The year 2010 marks the 400th anniversary year of the Visitation Order.
Visit these links to learn more about Salesian Spirituality:
- Second Federation of the Visitation
- Visitation Monastery: Waldron, West Sussex
- Blog of the Monastery of the Visitation, Georgetown
- Salesian Spirituality
- Oblates of St. Francis de Sales
- VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Network
- Catholics on Call
- Children’s Books from Brother Mickey McGrath
- America Magazine interview with Brother Mickey McGrath (he talks about the Windsock Visitation image shown above at minute marker 10:22)
Salesian Second Monday Nights
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The Second Monday Salesian Nights are a time for the Sisters to share in depth on their spirituality. This is the thirtieth year of the Sisters’ presence in Minneapolis, and the theme of this year’s presentations is “Engagement and Bridging.” Facets of Salesian Spirituality will be presented by the Sisters, and then friends who have been engaged in the life and ministry during the past thirty years will share their stories. Dinner and Prayer complete the Monday evenings.
When and Where
Dinner is served at 6:00 PM, and the presentations begin at 6:30 PM.
The presentations end around 8:00 PM, followed by Night Prayer.
For the 2018-2019 year, we will meet on the following Mondays:
We gather at 1619 Girard Ave N, Minneapolis, MN.
The front door will be unlocked; please feel welcome to walk right in and say hello.