Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

Holding the Father's Hand – Salesian Thought

Trusting the will of God is an important aspect of Salesian thought. My morning meditation today came from the book Set Your Heart Free - 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher (St. Francis de Sales). I'll link to it at the end. Photo by S&B Vonlanthen on Unsplash Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me,… Continue reading Holding the Father's Hand – Salesian Thought

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

When St. Francis de Sales Found Me

What is Salesian spirituality? It's a life-changing spiritual approach that's part of the Catholic mystical tradition. It follows the direction of one of the doctors of the faith, St. Francis de Sales. He's my patron, my spiritual guide, my guru. And, not coincidently, he's the patron saint of writers. He chose me as his daughter… Continue reading When St. Francis de Sales Found Me

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle – a Review of the New Netflix Movie

https://www.amazon.com/We-Have-Always-Lived-Castle-ebook/dp/B004SS1MH0/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= The Netflix movie follows the book faithfully for the most part. I loved the book. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is one of Shirley Jackson's masterpieces yet it has never achieved the fame of The Haunting of Hill House or The Lottery, her over-anthologized short story that most school children in America… Continue reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle – a Review of the New Netflix Movie