Reflections & Meditations
This section of our web site provides a variety of resources that you can use for, well,
reflection and meditation!
Daily with DeSales is an online retreat based upon the book Every Day with St. Francis de Sales, written by Rev. Francis J. Klauder, SDB a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. This wonderful resource was first published in 1985. We offer a thought or saying from the writings of St. Francis de Sales for each and every day of the year.
Retreats on the Run offers sets of daily reflections (thirty in all) that can serve as a great way to begin your day. There are six (6) Retreats on the Run, drawn from the writings of: St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane de Chantal, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, St. John Bosco and St. Leonie Aviat.
The Advent Retreat
The Advent Retreat offers selected writings from the Salesian tradition for every day of the Advent season.
Salesian Sunday Reflections offers a Salesian perspective on some aspect or dimension of the Sunday Lectionary. Use them to generate ideas for preaching or as a possible focus for personal payer and reflection. All of these were authored by the late Pasqualina Young, a long-time member of St. John Neumann Catholic Community in Reston, Virginia. Pasqualina's joyful, loving spirit was a blessing to all who knew her. We are deeply grateful to her husband, John and their two sons for offering her reflections to be posted on our web site.
Prayer with Salesian Images offer a host of Salesian images (already available elsewhere on our web site under Salesian Images) in a monthly format. We encourage you to print each month’s offerings and to use the image(s) provided for your prayer and reflection for each and every day.