From the thousands of personal letters by St. Francis de Sales comes this short, practical guide that will develop in you the soul-nourishing habits that lead to sanctity.
St. Francis de Sales is widely regarded as one of the greatest spiritual advisors in the history of the Church, and we have drawn from his letters the wisest advice for those prepared to take the next step on their spiritual journey.
As he did for saints and sinners in his own time, St. Francis de Sales will stiffen your resolve, help you gain small victories over unruly passions, and restore in you a trusting confidence in Jesus Christ. Soon you’ll find yourself delivered from the chains of self-love as your soul opens to divine goodness and your heart shaped into a fitting place for Christ to dwell and reign eternally.
If you find it difficult to live amid the clamor of the world with your eyes fixed on Christ alone, let St. Francis de Sales teach you how to live as a true rose among thorns as you learn . . .
Absorb the wisdom in these holy pages, and you’ll soon make true progress on your spiritual journey and navigate with confidence the treacherous waters of our secular world.
Bishop James D. Conley, S.T.L., Diocese of Lincoln
“Saint Francis de Sales’ work is a guidebook for anyone who seeks a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.”
GREAT DAILY REFLECTIONS. VERY INSPIRATIONAL AND THE SHORT CHAPTERS ENABLED ME TO READ A COUPLE EVERY MORNING. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR.
The text is organized into brief sections containing advice on how to overcome challenges in the pursuit of a good and virtuous Christian life. Although written centuries ago the advice is based on timeless wisdom and is as relevant as ever.
Each section lends itself well for daily reading and accompanying discussion within the family thanks to the concise format and the accessibility of the content.
Sign of the Cross
Finding God’s Will for You
Thy Will Be Done!
Praying for Priests
Art of Loving God, The
Finding Confidence in Times of Trial
Wartime Prayer Book, Fulton Sheen’s
Overcoming Sinful Anger