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The Works of St. Francis de Sales (6 vols.)
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The Works of St. Francis de Sales (6 vols.)

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4 publishers 1885–1909

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Overview

This collection of works by Francis de Sales offers six well-loved works by this Doctor of the Church. Written for people of all walks of life, these volumes bring spirituality into everyday living, offering counsel to the religious and laymen alike. This collection of letters, treatises, meditations, and more bring de Sales’ enduring wisdom to today’s faithful—helping the reader to study, pray, and live out their faith.

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Key Features

  • Presents six well-known works by a Doctor of the Church
  • Offers practical wisdom for a Christian life
  • Provides insight into sixteenth-century Church teaching

Product Details

Individual Titles

An Introduction to the Devout Life

  • Author: Francis de Sales
  • Publisher: M.H. Gill & Son
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 286

St. Francis de Sales began An Introduction to the Devout Life as a correspondence with a married women looking to increase her spiritual devotion in the midst of a busy life; the result was a layman’s guide to the spiritual life. Each chapter is a short meditation designed to challenge and refocus the believer towards an authentic Christian life. At nearly 120 chapters, An Introduction to the Devout Life is the perfect companion for jump-starting a devotional routine or continuing a life-long journey toward spiritual maturity.

Letters to Persons in Religion

  • Author: Francis de Sales
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates, Benziger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 271

A prolific letter writer and teacher, St. Francis de Sales wrote hundreds of letters to those seeking spiritual counsel. Letters to Persons in the Religion is divided into six sections:

  • Letters Previous to the Founding of the Visitation
  • Earlier Letters to Sisters of the Visitation
  • Later Letters to Sisters of the Visitation
  • Further Letters to Religious Outside the Visitation
  • General Instructions to Sisters of the Visitation
  • Letters for Various Festivals

Letters to Persons in the World

  • Author: Francis de Sales
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates, Benziger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 463

A prolific letter writer and teacher, St. Francis de Sales wrote hundreds of letters to those seeking spiritual counsel. Letters to Persons in the World is divided into seven sections:

  • Letters to Young Ladies
  • Letters to Married Women
  • Letters to Widows
  • Letters to Men of the World
  • Various Letters
  • Various Letters Continued
  • Letters of the Saint about Himself

Of the Love of God

  • Author: Francis de Sales
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 420

St. Francis de Sales’ treatise on the love of God is divided into 12 areas of study:

  • Introduction to the Whole Treatise
  • The Origin of Divine Love
  • The Progress and Perfection of Love
  • The Decay and Ruin of Charity
  • The Two Chief Acts of Divine Love, Which Are Complacency and Benevolence
  • The Practice of Holy Love in Prayer and Meditation
  • The Union of the Soul with Its God as Perfected By Prayer
  • The Love of Conformity, By Which We Unite Our Will to That of God
  • The Love of Submission, By Which Our Will is United to God's Good Pleasure
  • The Command to Love God Above All Things
  • The Supreme Authority of Love Over All the Soul’s Virtues, Actions, and Perfections
  • Counsels Concerning the Soul’s Advance in Divine Love

The Mystical Explanation of the Canticle of Canticles and The Depositions of St. Jane Frances de Chantal in the Cause of the Canonisation of St. Francis de Sales

  • Author: Francis de Sales
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates, Benziger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 254

Found in a box by St. Jane Frances de Chantal 15 years after his death, The Mystical Explanation of the Canticle of Canticles contains St. Francis de Sales’ explanation of the Canticle of Canticles set out in the form of a meditation. The Depositions of St. Jane Frances de Chantal contains the list of deposition questions provided to St. Jane Frances de Chantal about St. Francis de Sales during the investigation for his canonization, and the answers she provided.

The Spiritual Conferences

  • Author: Francis de Sales
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates, Benziger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 406

The Spiritual Conferences are a collection of instructions addressed to the Sisters of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary. For over two years St. Francis de Sales delivered these 21 discourses in the orchards outside of the order. Topics include confidence, cordiality, humility, generosity, and more.

About Francis de Sales

Francis de Sales (August 21, 1567–December 28, 1622) was Bishop of Geneva and is a Roman Catholic saint. He worked to convert Protestants back to Catholicism, and was an accomplished preacher. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly his Introduction to the Devout Life and his treatise, Of the Love of God.