"You aim at a devout life, dear Philothea, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's Divine Majesty," says St. Francis de Sales in his book "Introduction to the Devout Life".
And we can all be Philotheas, as St. Francis notes: "I have made use of a name suitable to all who seek the devout life, Philothea meaning one who loves God."
finally, if you find this all too distressing (and who doesn't?!), take a deep breath and then go
to the humorous Eye
of the Tiber blog. There you will find a little comic relief concerning the statement of
Pope Francis that there is indeed a “gay lobby” at the Vatican.