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Join us during Lent in the Church for Mass at 6:15 PM followed by a meeting. During Lent we will use selected Lenten homlies by St. Francis de Sales. This week the theme is pulled from 05_Humility and Obedience

"Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all." (12 & 12 page 70)

We of A.A. obey spiritual principles, at first because we must, then because we ought to, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings. Great suffering and great love are A.A.'s disciplinarians; we need no others.
               Twelve and Twelve p. 174 (paraphrased) As Bill Sees IT  p. 27

[Jesus Christ], though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped at; rather he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God highly exalted him. . .” (Philippians 2:5-9).  

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St. Francis de Sales, the holy bishop, founder, and Doctor of the Church, is known throughout the Church for his great sanctity, learning, theological knowledge, gentleness, and understanding of the human soul. Through these marvelous gifts he converted and guided innumerable souls to God during his own lifetime, and re-converted 70,000 from Calvinism. He continues to direct many souls through his spiritual writings and published sermons. Today St. Francis de Sales is known as one of the great figures of the Catholic Counter-Reformation and of the 17th-century rebirth of Catholic mystical life.

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Join us during Lent in the Church for Mass at 6:15 PM followed by a meeting. During Lent we will use selected Lenten homlies by St. Francis de Sales. This week the theme is pulled from HEARING THE WORK OF GOD

"He who is of God hears the words of God,Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.” - John 8:47

A word is accepted or rejected for three reasons: because of the person who speaks it, because of the word that is spoken, because of those who hear it. For this word to be honored and accepted, the one who is speaking it must be a good man, a virtuous man, one worthy of being believed. Otherwise, rather than being accepted, it will be rejected, despise. {1} Further, what is said must be good and true. Finally, those who hear it must be good, prepared to receive it; if not, it will be neither accepted, honored, nor kept.

 

THE Big Book of AA carries the message. It speaks it. The message of abstinence heard by someone not at bottom is rejected.  The other carrier is you and I. WE may be the only "Big Book" that is read by others.  We must be the good man that Francis de Sales mentions.  

 

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St. Francis de Sales, the holy bishop, founder, and Doctor of the Church, is known throughout the Church for his great sanctity, learning, theological knowledge, gentleness, and understanding of the human soul. Through these marvelous gifts he converted and guided innumerable souls to God during his own lifetime, and re-converted 70,000 from Calvinism. He continues to direct many souls through his spiritual writings and published sermons. Today St. Francis de Sales is known as one of the great figures of the Catholic Counter-Reformation and of the 17th-century rebirth of Catholic mystical life.

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Join us during Lent in the Church for Mass at 6:15 PM followed by a meeting. During Lent we will use selected Lenten homlies by St. Francis de Sales. This week the theme is pulled from PASSION OF OUR LORD

 Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews

 

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St. Francis de Sales, the holy bishop, founder, and Doctor of the Church, is known throughout the Church for his great sanctity, learning, theological knowledge, gentleness, and understanding of the human soul. Through these marvelous gifts he converted and guided innumerable souls to God during his own lifetime, and re-converted 70,000 from Calvinism. He continues to direct many souls through his spiritual writings and published sermons. Today St. Francis de Sales is known as one of the great figures of the Catholic Counter-Reformation and of the 17th-century rebirth of Catholic mystical life.

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Join us during Lent in the Church for Mass at 6:15 PM followed by a meeting. During Lent we will use selected Lenten homlies by St. Francis de Sales. This week the theme is pulled from the homily : God's Spiritual Providence.

God permits people, within limits, to do things they are responsible for, even things that break God's heart. (Jer. 7:31; 19:5; 32:35; Ez. 13:19; Luke 23:28-31)
God knows all the future, including what everyone will choose to do. (Ps. 139:16; Isa. 42:9; 44:7)
All things are worked together into God's plan. (Eph. 1:11; Rom. 8:28; Prov. 16:4)

St. Francis de Sales, the holy bishop, founder, and Doctor of the Church, is known throughout the Church for his great sanctity, learning, theological knowledge, gentleness, and understanding of the human soul. Through these marvelous gifts he converted and guided innumerable souls to God during his own lifetime, and re-converted 70,000 from Calvinism. He continues to direct many souls through his spiritual writings and published sermons. Today St. Francis de Sales is known as one of the great figures of the Catholic Counter-Reformation and of the 17th-century rebirth of Catholic mystical life.

 

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Join us during Lent in the Church for Mass at 6:15 PM followed by a meeting. During Lent we will use selected Lenten homlies by St. Francis de Sales.

St. Francis de Sales, the holy bishop, founder, and Doctor of the Church, is known throughout the Church for his great sanctity, learning, theological knowledge, gentleness, and understanding of the human soul. Through these marvelous gifts he converted and guided innumerable souls to God during his own lifetime, and re-converted 70,000 from Calvinism. He continues to direct many souls through his spiritual writings and published sermons. Today St. Francis de Sales is known as one of the great figures of the Catholic Counter-Reformation and of the 17th-century rebirth of Catholic mystical life.

 

Feb 10 the topic is Fasting. Download the homily as an e-book and a pdf