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  • Totum Amoris Est: Adapt your missionary message to your audience

    This is the fourth post in a series on Totum Amoris Est, the Apostolic Letter issued by Pope Francis to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the death of St. Francis de Sales. Part 1: Summary of Totum Amoris EstPart 2: Where is the greatest love?Part 3: The primacy of relationship and charity in evangelization […]

  • Totum Amoris Est: The primacy of relationship and charity in evangelization

    This is the third post in a series on Totum Amoris Est, the Apostolic Letter issued by Pope Francis to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the death of St. Francis de Sales. Part 1: Summary of Totum Amoris EstPart 2: Where is the greatest love? St. Francis lived at a time of great upheaval […]

  • Totum Amoris Est: Where is the greatest love?

    This is the second post in a series on Totum Amoris Est, the Apostolic Letter issued by Pope Francis to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the death of St. Francis de Sales. Click here for Part One of this series. The title of this Apostolic Letter, Totum Amoris Est, means “everything pertains to love,” […]

  • Summary of Totum Amoris Est

    On December 28, 2022, Pope Francis released Totum Amoris Est, an Apostolic Letter celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the death of St. Francis de Sales. St. Francis is one of the great spiritual masters in the Church’s history and a Doctor of the Church. Francis was born two months premature to the noble Sales […]

  • So you’re stuck in an elevator…

    I was once presenting to a group of seasoned missionaries, and I gave them this scenario: You are in an elevator, and the person next to you notices the crucifix you are wearing. They ask, “why are you a Catholic?” You only have until the tenth floor to answer. What would you say? Now, of […]

  • Welcome to michaelhall.ca!

    Thanks for joining me here.  What is this blog all about?  My day job is to prepare people to engage in ministry in the Catholic Church. You can generally find me teaching a group of young people about our faith, writing about evangelization through Intentional Accompaniment, or reading about theology and scripture. I come across […]