Consoling Thoughts on Trials of an Interior Life

Consoling Thoughts on Trials of an Interior Life
Author: St. Francis de Sales
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-01-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781618901439

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In Consoling Thoughts on Trials of an Interior Life St. Francis de Sales, beloved Doctor of the Church, gives us treasured insight from the master of spiritual direction. How can the soul persevere in piety in the midst of affliction? How should we conduct ourselves when suffering interior trials? How can we profit from our own faults? St. Francis de Sales explains all this and more. In this masterful collection, St. Francis speaks to every soul on the riches to be gained from suffering trials and temptations, the advantages we can draw from our own defects, and how to choose and carry the best crosses. Also included are uplifting passages on suffering sadness, or what we would now call depression. Readers of Consoling Thoughts will experience firsthand why St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) is known to history as the Gentle Saint. St. Francis was Bishop of Geneva and a tireless preacher, who yet made time to correspond with numerous souls who wrote him for his insight and guidance. His Consoling Thoughts are compiled from these letters as well as from his other spiritual works.

The Consoling Thoughts of St Francis de Sales

The Consoling Thoughts of St  Francis de Sales
Author: Saint Francis (de Sales)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1877
Genre: Consolation
ISBN: UVA:X004914276

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Consoling Thoughts on Sickness and Death

Consoling Thoughts on Sickness and Death
Author: St. Francis de Sales
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-01-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781618901453

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In Consoling Thoughts on Sickness and Death, St. Francis de Sales, the beloved Doctor of the Church, teaches how to grow closer to God through suffering well the most bitter trials. The bed of sickness is an altar of sacrifice, writes the saint in this treasure of spirituality. He explains what prayers are suitable for the sick, how to persevere in patience, and even how to overcome an excessive fear of death. Most importantly, St. Francis de Sales teaches about abandonment to God s will in both life and death, drawing from his memories of the deaths of his own mother and sister. Readers of Consoling Thoughts will experience firsthand why St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) is known to history as the Gentle Saint. St. Francis was Bishop of Geneva and a tireless preacher, who yet made time to correspond with numerous souls who wrote him for his insight and guidance. His Consoling Thoughts are compiled from these letters as well as from his other spiritual works.

The Catholic Controversy

The Catholic Controversy
Author: St. Francis de Sales
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 413
Release: 1986-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781618908926

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Between 1594 and 1598, a preacher named Francois converted 72,000 Protestants to the Catholic Faith. These are his words. One of the most remarkable and well-documented events in Catholic history began when a young priest, St. Francis de Sales, volunteered to re-evangelize the Calvinists of the Chablais. Finding his preaching forcefully rejected, St. Francis de Sales shrewdly switched tactics and began a written apologetics campaign, posting pamphlets on walls and slipping them beneath doors under the cover of night. His defense of the Faith was so clear and thorough that at the end of four years nearly the entire population of 72,000 had returned to the Catholic Faith! These powerful little tracts are as relevant today as they were in the late 1500s. St. Francis de Sales draws support from Scripture, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church to address questions still frequently posed by modern Protestants. Revered as some of the most cogent arguments against Protestantism ever penned; they present a defense of the Catholic Faith that has never been equaled. Now with beautiful new cover, easier to read size, updated typesetting, and the original content. 320 pps PB St. Francis de Sales was one of the most effective Catholic apologists and evangelists of the past five centuries. Undoubtedly, he is the most effective apologist to Protestant Calvinists who has ever lived. Steve Wood (Family Life Center International)

Consoling Thoughts on God and Providence

Consoling Thoughts on God and Providence
Author: St. Francis de Sales
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-01-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781618901415

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In Consoling Thoughts on God and Providence, St. Francis de Sales, beloved Doctor of the Church, speaks of how God wants only good for us, and why we should have great confidence in His merciful love. This treasure of spirituality beautifully explains God s love for the sinner, how great His joy is upon the return of just one lost sheep, and how God s mercy extends even towards the damned. St. Francis encourages us to conform ourselves to God s will, and teaches us to abandon ourselves to the Lord who so desires our hearts. Readers of Consoling Thoughts will experience firsthand why St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) is known to history as the Gentle Saint. St. Francis was Bishop of Geneva and a tireless preacher, who yet made time to correspond with numerous souls who wrote him for his insight and guidance. His Consoling Thoughts are compiled from these letters as well as from his other spiritual works.

Roses Among Thorns

Roses Among Thorns
Author: Francis De Sales
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2014-05-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781622822072

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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 strengthen 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

Life of St Francis of Assisi

Life of St  Francis of Assisi
Author: Paul Sabatier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1894
Genre: Assisi (Italy)
ISBN: HARVARD:32044029889458

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Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence
Author: Rev. Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure,St. Claude de la Colombiere
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1980
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781618909169

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"To remain indifferent to good fortune or to adversity by accepting it all from the hand of God without questioning, not to ask for things to be done as we would like them but as God wishes, to make the intention of all our prayers that God's will should be perfectly accomplished in ourselves and in all creatures is to find the secret of happiness and content."