Very Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS, Provincial
and the
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales

Cordially invite you to the 15th annual


Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Good Counsel
Vienna, VA

Registration and Continental Breakfast—8:00 a.m.
Program begins at 9:00 a.m.

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Be Not Afraid…Learn From Me

Each year, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales have been graced by the growth of our Salesian spirituality among the people in the Washington metropolitan area, and the past year proved no different.  St. Francis de Sales in the Introduction to a Devout Life writes, “The spiritual life springs organically from the central core of the person and adapts itself to the unique life circumstances in which he or she finds himself or herself” (Introduction, III, 23).  As we continue the wellspring of Francis, inviting our brothers and sisters to share in this spirituality, we are amazed at the expansion of Live Jesus! Communities and of our contemporary Daughters and Sons of St. Francis de Sales. We hope you too have experienced this expansion of faith through your relationship with our merciful and loving God.
Live Jesus! 2018 will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Vienna, VA, on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  I am pleased to announce its theme: Be Not Afraid…Learn From Me.  Oblate Fathers Mark Hushen, OSFS, and Dave Kenehan, OSFS, will serve as keynote speakers.  Fr. Hushen is the president and CEO of Ashley Addiction Treatment and has ministered for years helping countless women, men, and children heal and live in recovery.  Fr. Kenehan is a retired colonel in the United States Army and has dedicated his priestly ministry to serving as a chaplain to our nation’s military.  Indeed, they will both draw on their experience to breathe life into the Salesian spirit.

The list of persons who wish to help defray the cost of Live Jesus! has grown, and your help is greatly appreciated.  Your willingness to help in this manner is a blessing as it allows all free-will offerings to go directly to our ministries.  If you are able to assist by underwriting a portion of this event with a tax-deductible donation, we would be most appreciative. In the past, friends, like yourself, have offered gifts of $200, $350, $500 or more. We are thankful to those who donate, and it is an honor to highlight our underwriters each year in our event program. We have enclosed a self-addressed/stamped envelope for your use and a form to indicate how you would like to be recognized (or not), in the program.  One of our chairpersons, Cheryl Jones, is willing to both answer questions and be of help to you. I thank you for your consideration to help us and look forward to seeing you on March 10.  Please let me know if you would like her contact information.

Be assured of my prayers and best wishes for you and those you love.


Rev. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS
Director of Development and Communications


Thank you for your interest in Live Jesus! 2018.  Advance registration is now closed, however, you may register at the door on Saturday March 10, 2018.

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