Introduction to the Devout Life

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2002 - 246 pages
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Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly 400 years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the 17th century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire he saw in all levels of society to seek a deeper spiritual life led him to compile these instructions for lay people on how to live in Christ. Francis’s compassionate Introduction leads the reader from an understanding of the devout life through practical ways of attaining it without renouncing the world. It also provides prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.In his preface, Cardinal Egan pays tribute to Francis’s genius in providing straightforward and essential advice for the laity, an effort that contributed to the saint’s proclamation as a Doctor of the Church and prefigures the teachings of Vatican II.
  

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Judy - Goodreads

This is a great book for meditation and reflection. It really isn't meant to be consumed like a novel, but taken a chapter at a time. I can see returning to this book over and over again as one tries to grow in virtue on this journey of life. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Introduction to the Devout Life

Avis d'utilisateur  - Jason Van - Goodreads

Brilliance! de Sales anticipates the teaching of Vat. II on the Universal Call to Holiness by only some 500 years :) :) Anyone interested in the Thomas Mertons's out there etc., with all due respect ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

n11usBook 2
2
it True ICOIOIl Is
5
Remedies Against Evil Friendships 133
7
The First Step Must Be Purifying the Soul I I
15
Sixth MeditationOn Iudgment
17
Third MeditationOf the Gifts of God
21
Eighth MeditationOn Paradise
30
A Hearty Protest Made with the Object of Confirming
37
IV
78
XX On Modesty in Dress
85
PA11 r III
85
Of Conversation and First How to Speak of God
85
VIII
85
It Is Well Yearly to Renew Good Resolutions by Means
85
XXVIX On Slander
85
2
85

All Evil Inclinations Must Be Purged Away
43
On the Practice of Bodily Mortification
45
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
48
Invocation the Second Point of Preparation
52
IX
56
231
85
How to Select That Which We Should Chietly Practice
89
On Exterior Humility
127
INDEX
136
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Formerly Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Edward Egan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope John Paul II in 2000. In 2001, he was consecrated a cardinal by His Holiness.

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