The Oblate (Salesian) method is exactly the same as that of Our Lord." It is not the magisterial, authoritative method whereby the teacher makes use of his dignity, his magnetism; or he commands and at once makes himself heard and obeyed. On the contrary the method of persuasion, taking men as they are and for what they are worth.
Blessed Fr. Brisson - Founder
The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (also known as DeSales Oblates) were founded in Troyes (France) in 1875 after Sr. Mary de Sales Chappuis VHM had been urging Fr. Brisson for over thirty years to do so. Their spiritual foundation is a small book, the SPIRITUAL DIRECTORY.
St. Francis de Sales was born to a noble family at Chateau de Sales in the Kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567.