Book Launch: "Saint Francis de Sales, Life and Spirit" by Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB
October 2, 2013
Presenter: Fr. Francis J. Moloney, SDB, renowned biblical scholar, former member of International Theological Commission to the Holy See, founding editor of the Australian theological journal Pacifica, associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, author of about 50 books and numerous articles published in journals all over the world.
Author: Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB, DSPT Professor of Theology, a Visiting Professor of Spiritual Theology at the School of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome. Fr. Joe holds a doctorate in spiritual theology and teaches a class at DSPT on Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales - the class will be offered next in Spring 2014. Contact DSPT admissions for more details.
"Salesian spirituality, molded by the experiences of Francis de Sales, inculcated by Jane Francis de Chantal, articulated by Jean-Pierre Camus, fostered by Louis Brisson, pastorally relaunched by John Bosco, emphasizes what Vatican II would come to term the universal call to holiness. It is an approach born of common sense. God is sought in the ordinary events of life, where the profane is not separated from the sacred. The spirituality of Francis de Sales and of those who follow his approach to the Gospel is attentive to meeting the spiritual needs of lay men and women and supporting them in their day-to-day commitments in the home, in the workplace, and in society.These pages are the fruit of spoken sessions and living experiences. I cannot claim to add anything to the great work of so many scholars on themes that derive from Francis de Sales and the Salesian tradition. I can only hope that these pages continue to add to the conversation, allowing people to resonate with Francis de Sales in their own circumstances." Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB