Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Holy Friendship

St. Francis De Sales, in his Introduction to the Devout Life, discusses friendship, writing: "For those who live in the world and desire to embrace true virtue it is necessary to unite together in holy, sacred friendship.  By means of this they encourage, assist, and lead one another to perform good deeds."*

One of the blessings of participating in The Women's Apostolate to Youth (WAY), is this form of holy friendship.  In order to serve our mission, which is to promote the spiritual well being of children and youth and to provide spiritual formation and support for the women who serve youth*, each member is encouraged to strive for sanctity in their current stage and respective state in life.   It is this common goal which forms and guides our relationships, not only with each other, but with our families, our students, and with each person we encounter.  

May we, through the example of Mary, Mother of God, our model of spiritual maternity, strive to live fruitful and faithfilled lives.

With prayers,


*Introduction to the Devout Life, Third Part, Section 19
**WAY Statutes