Ok, like, I’m not even Catholic (yet…) but I’m impressed by St. Francis de Sales. I read his “Catholic Controversies” and am halfway through the “Introduction to the Devout Life”.
So I ordered some tapes from DeSales Resources, and was introduced to Catholic (specifically Salesian) spirituality, and how it was totally different, in some ways, from predominant spiritualities at the time. Like, less ascetic and less strictly disciplined, and more open to experiencing God’s love through everyday life. Which was probably very good for the 20,000 or whatever Protestants that he went to Geneva to convert back to Catholicism (via the letters that make up the “Controversies”.)
So, I now realize that “spirituality” is a whole other “area” of Catholicism. You know what I mean.
The question, is- if you follow a specific spirituality, which one, and why?