THE MSFS PERSONAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTORY
(Adapted version for the Missionaries of St Francis de Sales/Fransalian Associates)
The MSFS PERSONAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTORY is a practical guide to help us “Live Jesus” in the midst of daily life. St. Francis de Sales believed that we can never engineer our own journey toward holiness. God has placed in us a spiritual desire, our deepest and true desire, that drives us toward Him. “He always chooses us and seizes us before we choose Him and take hold of Him” (SFS).
Spiritual Directory will guide us in applying the wisdom of St. Francis de Sales to our varied life situations. It will help us to stay focused on seeing and responding to God’s loving presence each day. We are then ready to share God’s goodness with others.
To recall the words of St. Francis de Sales, “no one can be united with God unless he goes to Him. No one can go to him unless he is attracted by Him”. Spiritual Directory is designed to respond to the attraction that God gives us so that we can go to Him and be united with Him.
This well prepared adaptation of the spiritual directory of St. Francis de Sales will be released on August 21, 2017 on the occasion of 450th birth anniversary of St. Francis de Sales. Every soul that ‘longs for the running streams’ will be blessed while walking in the footsteps of this Doctor of the Church and Apostle of Chablais.
Father Abraham Vettuvelil, MSFS
Mission Development Office
Cordial greetings and good wishes to you from AMISALES, the Mission Development Office (MDO) of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Francis de Sales in Rome. This Mission Office came into existence on 15 November 2013. The Mission and Vision of AMISALES is to be always on the side of the poorest of the poor. To know more about our work please download the Newsletter bellow…
PRAYER OF DEVOTION IN HONOUR OF FATHER PETER MERMIER, SERVANT OF GOD
God of love, You care for us and You guide us in numer- ous ways. We thank You for inflaming the heart of Fr. Peter Mermier with an intense love for You and a zeal for the salvation of souls. You blessed him with a total trust in You and in humble surrender to Your Holy Will. It was your will that he should found the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, and with Mother Claudine Echernier, the Congregation of Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, to spread your mercy and compassion to all, by witnessing to Your love and through their prophetic ministries. His life of holiness was his supreme act of glory to You.
Loving Father, while he was on earth, You blessed many through him, especially in the renewal of Christian faith and family through the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. You raised him to the saintly state of Servant of God. Thereby, You testify that he is Your highly favored son for whom You refuse nothing. So we pray that through his holy intercession, You bless us now with the favor we request and pray for.....(silence)
We make this prayer through Christ Your Son who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father Amen.
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