St. Francis De Sales

Behold This Heart: St. Francis de Sales and Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Behold This Heart: St. Francis de Sales and Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Dailey, Thomas
$16.95

True devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus moves us to ponder the unrelenting love of Jesus, fully human and fully divine, as He poured Himself out for the world.

In these pages, Fr. Thomas Dailey transports you beyond the prayers and liturgies and helps you to contemplate the Sacred Heart, which Pope Benedict XVI said "has irreplaceable importance." Fr. Dailey shows you how to experience the way of prayer that formed St. Margaret Mary -- the visionary to whom the devotion was revealed -- in the religious order founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal.

Fr. Dailey's brilliant combination of Salesian spirituality and meditative devotion will enable you to respond to Christ's "divine affection" and experience God's love as never before. Through a series of nine reflections on the Sacred Heart, Fr. Dailey will show you:

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    9781644131336
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    2021-01-21
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    Catholic Controversy: St. Francis de Sales' Defense of the Faith

    Catholic Controversy: St. Francis de Sales' Defense of the Faith
    Sales, Francis de
    $24.95
    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)

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    9780895553874
    Publication Date: 
    1986-01-01
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    Complete Introduction to the Devout Life - Trans by Fr John Julian

    Complete Introduction to the Devout Life - Trans by Fr John Julian
    De Sales, Francisco
    $29.99

    De Sales' classic has been described as "a masterpiece of psychology, practical morality, and common sense" and, after The Bible and The Imitation of Christ, is the widest read spiritual book of all time. Unlike many others, Devout Life was written specifically for lay persons and it demonstrates a rare sensitivity to the demands of life in a world that is often antagonistic to spirituality. In this first-of-its-kind edition, Fr. John-Julian offers a fresh translation, a most thorough historical introduction, and notes explaining points of language and theology along the way.

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    9781612612355
    Publication Date: 
    2013-06-01
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    Consoling Thoughts of St. Francis de Sales On Eternity

    Consoling Thoughts of St. Francis de Sales On Eternity
    De Sales, St Francis
    $11.95
    In Consoling Thoughts on Eternity, St. Francis de Sales, the beloved Doctor of the Church, speaks to us of the Christian manner in which we should mourn those whom we have lost. Taken mostly from the letters of the saint, this masterful work gives us the consolation he offered to parents on the deaths of their sons, to a lady on the death of her father, a wife on the death of her husband, and others mourning their loved ones. Throughout he gives reason to hope, and explains how much the thought of Heaven should console us, and how agreeable it will be to parents and friends to meet again and converse together in Heaven. Readers of Consoling Thoughts on Eternity 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.
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    9780895552310
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    2013-01-01
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    Devout Life: A Modern Guide to Practical Holiness with St. Francis de Sales

    Devout Life: A Modern Guide to Practical Holiness with St. Francis de Sales
    Newsome, Matthew A
    $19.95

    One of the greatest spiritual classics of all time is Introduction to the Devout Life, the St. Francis de Sales masterpiece written in the seventeenth century. Deacon Matthew Newsome breaks open this divine guide from one of the most sought-after spiritual counselors in history and helps you apply it to your life today. In these pages, you will find the direction you need to grow closer to God and practice Christian discipleship regardless of your vocation.

    De Sales insisted that devotion is for everyone, not just the professional religious class. He wrote for the average layperson, as Deacon Matt does in bringing de Salesâ (TM)s wisdom to any Christian looking for practical advice on advancing in holiness today.

    Deacon Matt aligns short, easy-to-read chapters derived from de Salesâ (TM)s work with relatable circumstances of modern life to prepare you for a life of communion with God. You will learn how to cultivate prayerfulness and virtue, weed out temptations, and enkindle holiness. Included are questions for self-reflection, Scripture for contemplation, and additional step-by-step meditations. This book is perfectly designed for both private devotion and small-group discussions.

    You will also learn:

  • How to rid yourself of sinful desires and â oefly like an eagle⠝
  • Twelve tips and meditations to help you make a fruitful general confession
  • Eight practical techniques to become more focused and recollected in prayer
  • A five-point method for developing mental prayer and overcoming obstacles in prayer
  • Sure ways to overcome worry and sadness and stay the course
  • Moreover, you will find out how to assist worthily at Mass and derive the most benefit from your reception of the sacraments. You will discover how to grow in the virtues you need most in your state in life, married or single, through examples from Scripture, the saints, and daily living.

    De Sales used practical examples for the people of his time to teach them about spirituality, and, in these pages, Deacon Matt similarly lays out the path to devotion for you on such issues as fostering virtuous friendships, fasting wisely, socializing charitably, enjoying leisure, living generously, and more. With de Sales as your guide, you will learn not only how to grow in holiness but how to live a grace-filled life with consolation and joy.

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    9781644138625
    Publication Date: 
    2023-06-20
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    Finding God's Will for You

    Finding God's Will for You
    De Sales, Francisco
    $14.95

    If your life seems to make no sense, or if you don't know which path to take, St. Francis de Sales will console and inform you. In this warm little book, he explains to you what God's will is and how He reveals it -- yes, even to you, and even in the seemingly random events of your life.

    No matter what you're going through now (or may have gone through), you'll see why you should love and trust in God's will -- and long for its fulfillment. Best of all, you'll learn a sure method for discovering God's will in any situation -- today!

    As you begin to discern God's loving hand even in seemingly chaotic events, St. Francis de Sales will lead your mind and your heart to the still waters of God's gentle consolation.

    From St. Francis de Sales you'll learn:

  • Four signs that your heart conforms to God's will -- does yours?
  • How to accept God's will even when it seems terrifying and painful
  • Sacred inspirations: not just for the prophets. The many ways God may be knocking on your door -- now!
  • Changing your life's direction: how to spot and avoid all-too-common dangers
  • The simple rule of charity: how it can help you make vital decisions
  • Are you as mature in the virtues as God wills you to be?
  • How to distinguish zeal for God's will from selfish arrogance
  • Three ways you can recognize a thought or sentiment that comes from God
  • The key ingredient that makes all your actions pleasing to God: can you name it?
  • Making decisions: practical advice to help you distinguish between times when you should move slowly and carefully, and when you should act quickly, without undue time for deliberation
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    9780918477835
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    1998-10-01
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    Introduction to a Devout Life

    Introduction to a Devout Life
    De Sales, St Francis
    $14.00

    This abridged and adapted edition of the classic work by Saint Francis de Sales, which is written in contemporary English, treats all of the most relevant subjects in his comprehensive spiritual masterpiece. Known as the Apostle of Love, he reaches out to all people through this concise volume, showing that devotion is available to everyone in every walk of life and occupation.

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    9781937913755
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    2013-01-01
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    Introduction to the Devout Life

    Introduction to the Devout Life
    De Sales, Saint Francis
    $13.95

    Written over 400 years ago, Introduction to the Devout Life is still one of the most popular books for those pursuing holiness. St. Francis de Sales explains how to turn that desire for sanctity into resolutions that yield grace-filled results.

    Themes include:

  • Pursuing a devout life whole-heartedly
  • Incorporating prayer and sacraments into a busy
    schedule
  • Growing in virtue
  • Battling wisely against temptation
  • Making spiritual progress through daily, monthly, and yearly exercises
  • Whether you are just beginning your spiritual journey or are more advanced in the spiritual life, you'll be able to apply this timeless wisdom immediately. Let St. Francis de Sales illumine the path to holiness and strengthen your desire to walk that road with the Lord.

    St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was the Bishop of Geneva and a renowned spiritual director. Preaching during the Counter-Reformation, he is estimated to have converted 70,000 Calvinists in his short lifetime. He was a fervent proponent of the universal call to holiness and spent much of his time guiding lay people on the road to sanctity. Declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1877, St. Francis is still helping to form saints through his many writings, of which Introduction to the Devout Life is the most famous.

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    9781621640561
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    2015-06-08
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    Introduction to the Devout LIfe

    Introduction to the Devout LIfe
    $23.95

    "Since its first publication in 1609 this book has never gone out of print. It has always occupied a privileged position in the Church: no guide ever written provides so complete, so balanced and so practical an approach to the spiritual life. Written for the layman surrounded by worldliness, this is a masterpiece of mystical and devotional literature, by a great and much loved Doctor of the Church. This book does what many similar books fail to do, teach the reader to grow in holiness, step by simple step.

    St. Francis de Sales was a master psychologist, with a special gift for teaching practical morality. His writings are characterized by sublime common sense. Even non-Christians have admired his prose. Above all, he is a spiritual genius, and thus was made a Doctor of the Church. This book is truly medicine for the soul."

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    Introduction to the Devout Life

    Introduction to the Devout Life
    De Sales, Francisco
    $16.00
    A compassionate treasure that guides seekers through practical ways of attaining a devout life without renouncing the world and offers prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.

    Francis de Sales's Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on how to live in Christ.
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    9780375725623
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    2002-04-09
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    Introduction to the Devout Life - Philothea

    Introduction to the Devout Life - Philothea
    $19.95
    As no sensible person would make a long road trip without first consulting a map, so the person intent upon gaining Heaven should first resort to a competent guide to reach that Goal of all goals. And no better guide to Heaven exists than An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church. It is at once easy to read, being laid out in short chapters, yet thorough, authoritative, reliable, kind and gentle a mirror of its author. It is a book, moreover, for all, because all are called to the devout life. True devotion to God, the author points out, adorns every vocation. The devout life, moreover, is a lovely, a pleasant, and a happy life. (p. 5)

    Addressed as a personal letter to Philothea, the lover of God which genuinely represents the reader the book covers: our first desire to lead a devout life to our full resolution to do so, how we should approach God in prayer and the Sacraments, the practice of 16 important virtues, remedies against ordinary temptations, and becoming confirmed in our practice of devotion. St. Francis says, Devotion is spiritual agility and vivacity, by means of which charity works in us, or we in her, with love and readiness; and as charity leads us to obey and fulfill all God s Commandments, so devotion leads us to obey them with promptitude and diligence. (p. 3)

    An Introduction to the Devout Life is a book to be read with pencil in hand. It is a book to be read again and again. It is a book to make your guide for the rest of your life. It goes to the heart of becoming good. Its aim is to help you be rid of sin and even the inclinations to sin. Alone, its 10 brief meditations in Part I will orient you toward God for the rest of your life. No one will come away without being profoundly impressed and without being motivated to enter upon the devout life . . . which leads ultimately to God and to Heaven.

    This is the original TAN edition now with updated typesetting, fresh new cover, new size and quality binding, and the same trusted content.

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    Lift Up Your Heart: A 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis de Sales

    Lift Up Your Heart: A 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis de Sales
    Burns, Fr John
    $14.95
    Winner of a 2018 Catholic Press Association Award: First-Time Author, Spirituality Softcover (First Place) and a 2018 Association of Catholic Publishers Award: Inspirational (Second Place).


    For more than four-hundred years, Introduction to the Devout Life by Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales has been regarded as the essential guide to holiness and loving God. This spiritual classic takes on new life in Lift Up Your Heart, where Rev. John Burns has interpreted ten meditations for the modern reader and distilled them into a ten-day mini-retreat that can easily be completed in the midst of a busy life.

    This practical book goes right to the heart of helping you kick the habit of floating along on your spiritual journey to start actively pursuing holiness and devotion to God. During the course of the retreat, you'll learn the basics of forming a daily prayer routine, including how to offer yourself to God, meditate on his love, and maintain peace in the face of suffering and clarity in the midst of temptation. The meditations will help you:

  • Adopt gratitude as a daily prayer practice.
  • Examine and reorder your priorities and relationships to better reflect your love for God.
  • Discern between good and evil in your life.
  • Desire to love and serve as Jesus did.
  • In a very real sense, Burns helps you take St. Francis de Sales as your spiritual director for ten days. As you do so, you'll feel God's fatherly love and restart your faith life, equipped with the tools to connect with God and live for heaven now.

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    9781594717208
    Publication Date: 
    2017-04-28
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    Live Today Well: St. Francis de Sales's Simple Approach to Holiness

    Live Today Well: St. Francis de Sales's Simple Approach to Holiness
    Dailey, Thomas F, O.S.F.S.
    $18.95
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    9781622823017
    Publication Date: 
    2015-09-08
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    On a Mission: Lessons from St. Francis de Sales

    On a Mission: Lessons from St. Francis de Sales
    Madrid, Patrick
    $16.99
    In this new book, Patrick Madrid uses the example of St. Francis de Sales to illustrate the zeal, spiritual principles, and attitude of one who sets out to live and share the faith. Christ sent his apostles into the whole world to make disciples of all nations, and by virtue of our baptism, we, too, are called to be apostles on this same mission. But how do we start? How can we accomplish in today's culture? In this book, Patrick shares his own time-tested methodology for teaching Catholics how to prepare themselves to:
  • Explain their faith more intelligently
  • Defend it more charitably
  • Share it more effectively
  • His methodology, derived from more than twenty-five years working in the field of apologetics, involves both practical techniques and theological truths revealed to us in Scripture and exemplified in the lives of the saints. It includes emulating the apologetics techniques of the original apostles, as well as the Fathers and Doctors of the Church in ensuing centuries. More importantly, it details the sanctifying process of cooperating with God's grace as he lovingly forms an apostolic heart for others within each of us.

    The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

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    9781616364366
    Publication Date: 
    2013-09-04
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    Roses Among Thorns: Simple Advice for Renewing Your Spiritual Journey

    Roses Among Thorns: Simple Advice for Renewing Your Spiritual Journey
    De Sales, Francisco
    $11.95

    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 as you learn . . .

  • What to do when you stop finding consolation during prayer
  • How to place yourself in the presence of God
  • How busy people should pray
  • Do you fear vice more than you love virtue? A guide to discernment
  • How to be patient with your family
  • The dangers of too many devotions
  • How to know when your feelings are from God or the devil
  • What to do about repeated spiritual dryness
  • The three things you must do to be at peace
  • How to avoid thoughts that give us anxious and restless minds
  • 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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622822065
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-06
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    Sermons of St Francis de Sales on Our Lady

    Sermons of St Francis de Sales on Our Lady
    Sales, Francis de
    $15.95
    Within this book are a multitude of precious insights on the Blessed Virgin Mary as perfect exemplar of the Christian virtues. These 13 sermons, preached by that great yet gentle Doctor of the Church, St. Francis de Sales, were remembered and carefully written down by the Visitation Nuns to whom he spoke. The many beautiful Catholic insights in these sermons give a new and fresh perspective on the Christian virtues, leading the soul to a renewed resolution to follow Our Lady's example in the pursuit of that holiness which binds the Christian ever closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780895552594
    Publication Date: 
    1985-01-01
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    Sermons of St. Francis de Sales Advent/Christmas

    Sermons of St. Francis de Sales Advent/Christmas
    St Francis de Sales
    $13.95
    This volume consists of nine sermons preached by St. Francis de Sales--saintly Bishop, Founder and Doctor of the Church--during Advent and Christmas of various years from 1613 to 1622. Steeped as he was in Sacred Scripture, St. Francis de Sales draws forth a wonderful variety of theological and mystical meanings in the events and persons commemorated each year during the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas. These sermons are a veritable revelation of the unsuspected treasures which lie concealed within the familiar words of the Biblical accounts of these events.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780895552617
    Publication Date: 
    1987-01-01
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    Sermons of St. Francis de Sales For Lent, The

    Sermons of St. Francis de Sales For Lent, The
    $15.95
    St. Francis de Sales, famous Doctor of the Church, is one of the four or five greatest masters of the spiritual life--a wise, learned and gentle teacher for all. In these 12 sermons, preached to the Visitation nuns in Lent of 1622, St. Francis covers most of the central teachings of the Christian life, including fasting, temptation and how to resist it, God's special providence toward those living a spiritual life, and the hidden spiritual meanings of the events of Our Lord's Passion.
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    9780895552600
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    Set Your Heart Free

    Set Your Heart Free
    De Sales, Francisco
    $10.95

    Set Your Heart Free by Francis de Sales offers readers the same spiritual wisdom, encouragement, and spellbinding insights that once drew people from all over Europe to this saint's door. Drawn from Francis's immensely popular writings, this prayer resource for individuals or groups emboldens readers to encounter God and pray in their own unique way.

    Each book in the Great Spiritual Teachers series provides a month of daily readings from one of Christianity's most beloved spiritual guides. For each day there is a brief and accessible morning meditation drawn from the mystic's writings, a simple mantra for use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus one's thoughts as the day ends. These easy-to-use books are the perfect prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of these great spiritual teachers.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594711534
    Publication Date: 
    2008-07-01
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    Sign of the Cross: The Fifteen Most Powerful Words in the English Language

    Sign of the Cross: The Fifteen Most Powerful Words in the English Language
    De Sales, Francisco
    $11.95

    From the young St. Francis de Sales's heroic efforts to bring Calvinists back to the Faith comes this succinct, eloquent defense of the age-old Catholic practice of making the Sign of the Cross, which sixteenth-century Calvinists denounced as a Popish invention and many Protestants scorn even today.

    Embodying the zeal of youth and the wisdom of age, this gentle jewel of Catholic apologetics traces the origins of the Sign of the Cross back to the Fathers of the Church, to the Apostles before them, and finally to our Lord Himself.

    Along with St. Francis's other lucid explanations of our Catholic Faith and his undaunted love even for those who hated him, this modest book helped restore to their native Catholic faith tens of thousands of heretics who not long before were intent on killing him.

    As they did for the Calvinists in St. Francis's day, so in our day these pages will bring you a better understanding and a renewed love for the Sign of the Cross, that brief and lively exterior prayer by which, from time immemorial, God has been invoked by serious Christians before all of their endeavors.

    Among the other things you'll learn here:

  • Why now is always the right time to make the Sign of the Cross
  • Why God chooses to attach power to the Sign of the Cross
  • Why it is made on the forehead
  • How to convince skeptics to value and pray with it
  • Two uses of the Sign of the Cross: do you know both of them?
  • How the Sign of the Cross is the antidote to the Mark of the Devil
  • Errors in the claims of those who oppose this practice
  • The theological significance of the motions, vertical and horizontal
  • Two reasons it has particular power against the Enemy
  • Why you should make the Sign of the Cross publicly and often
  • Outside the Creed itself, there are few topics to which the Fathers testify as universally and unanimously as the pious practice of making, frequently and well, the Sign of the Cross. With the help of these holy pages, the saints' love for it will enkindle yours. Soon you'll be saying with St. Jerome, "With every work, with all of my comings and goings, may my hand make the Sign of the Cross!"

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933184975
    Publication Date: 
    2013-08-05
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    St. Francis de Sales Signature Set

    St. Francis de Sales Signature Set
    Sales, Francis de
    $200.00
    The St. Francis de Sales Signature Set are representative of why St. Francis was so well-received during the Counter-Reformation, and indeed, throughout history. One can easily see why St. Francis de Sales received the title "Doctor of Charity" from the works selected (Introduction to the Devout Life; Consoling Thoughts; Sermons; Catholic Controversies), as his outpouring of it is evident in each of the four works. Introduction to the Devout Life is his efforts to help other souls love God like he did; Consoling Thoughts expresses his love for suffering souls in giving them solace and exhortation to continue; Sermons relay his daily love for his flock, preaching to them about the different aspects God's love; and finally, Catholic Controversies is his apologetical love, exerting effort to win souls back to the Church.
    Perhaps more than any other saint, St. Francis preached truth with love. His teachings, his works, and his very presence were consoling to those 72,000 lost souls of Switzerland and to millions of more over the centuries. Now, then, it is our hope that they will offer hope, consolation to a new generation of Catholics and spur on greater love of God and neighbor.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505128505
    Publication Date: 
    2023-02-07
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    Treatise on the Love of God

    Treatise on the Love of God
    De Sales, Francisco
    $17.99

    Heavenly Love comes as a wound that is a gift of God.

    Francis de Sales's spiritual masterpiece, Treatise on the Love of God, was originally published in 1616 while he was Bishop of Geneva. This contemporary English edition preserves St. Francis's gentle prose, his enthusiasm for God, compassion, and good humor. For all spiritual pilgrims seeking comfort and guidance, this book offers the assurance that "a deep and satisfying prayer life is not only possible, but within the reach of anyone who will accept what God is forever offering."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557258786
    Publication Date: 
    2011-01-01
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    Treatise on the Love of God: A

    Treatise on the Love of God: A
    St Francis de Sales
    $39.95
    Treatise on the Love of God is in every respect a great work. Because of the book's order, clarity and sound doctrine, and because of St. Francis de Sales' vast knowledge and mastery of language, the work is an acknowledged classic. Excellently versed in both the Fathers and the Scholastics-especially St. Thomas Aquinas-St. Francis de Sales also shows his intimate knowledge of Sacred Scripture, startling the reader with surprising insights into its hidden spiritual meanings. A learned man in a learned era, St. Francis de Sales was moreover widely read in the Greek and Latin classics. The Treatise on the Love of God has well been called "the greatest work of genius in theology since St. Thomas, and one of the most learned." After laying the Scholastic groundwork (Book 1 of the Treatise), St. Francis de Sales launches into a masterful combination of theological principles and practical application regarding divine love-which is the subject of Our Lord's First and greatest Commandment. Going right to the heart of true religion, he shows how everything in the Catholic Faith hinges on this holy love and its growth in the soul. And in harmony with all Catholic teaching, he affirms that human actions are worthless when done without divine love (i.e., not in the state of Sanctifying Grace). Treatise on the Love of God brings the reader a giant step forward toward learning the great science of the Saints-the practice of the love of God.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780895555267
    Publication Date: 
    1884-01-01
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