Saturday, January 24, 2009

Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Today is a special day. Not only did my #4 daughter receive a full tuition scholarship offer from one of her top choice colleges today, it is also the 21st anniversary of my being received into the Catholic Church.

Coincidentally, (or perhaps Providentially), it is also the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers.

The college that made the scholarship offer is De Sales University.

St. Francis de Sales was named bishop of Geneva in 1602, and worked tirelessly for the conversion of souls, particularly those who had become Calvinists. He is credited with converting many of the population to the Catholic faith.

The first church I ever attended (that I have memory of), was a Presbyterian church. I still have the Bible I received from them when I was 9 years old and for many years I read it and prayed to God to show me the way.

On January 24, 1988, my first child was baptized and I was also received into the Catholic Church. I can't help but think St. Francis de Sales must've been praying for me.


Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Deb, our van is only 12 passenger... so I wonder if I qualify as a not-normal family in your book! Lol! Loove your blog-- and your sense of humor. Could talk to you about care packages (2 in college) for a long time.

Debbie said...

Hey, anyone who has a mom, dad, and more than 2.1 kids isn't normal anymore! As my sister-in-law, Mary G, says, "parenting isn't for wimps!"