HAPPY FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES!
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES is known as the gentleman saint who said: “Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset”. To those who want to grow in holiness, his suggestion is: ‘do everything calmly and peacefully’. Inner peace was the goal of his spiritual journey.
Jesus calls each one of us to be perfected, that is, to allow ourselves to be purified and transformed by the saving power of God’s love. The practice of self-purification cannot and should not come to an end as long as we live. Francis encourages us ‘not to be disturbed by our imperfections, because our perfection consists in fighting them. We cannot fight them unless we see them’. We must seek every help from God at the present moment and not postpone His grace. Living in the present is vital for our journey in and toward holiness. The present is the only place where you grow.
May the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, the great Missionary Saint and Doctor of the Church guide us and lead us to our destination!
On this feast day of St. Francis de Sales, I wish you a very Happy Feast and God’s blessing.
Father Abraham Vettuvelil, MSFS
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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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