This volume consists of letters of spiritual direction written by Francis de Sales (1567–1622) and Jane de Chantal (1572–1641) that reveal the richness of Salesian spirituality. The letters show the daily attempts of laity, clergy, cloistered religious, and others to live in the authentic spirit of Jesus. Today’s readers will benefit from this edition, containing instruction still useful for modern believers.
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Francis de Sales (August, 21 1567 – December 28, 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation.