Introduction to the Devout Life

Introduction to the Devout Life

Or, Philothea

By St. Francis de Sales

Thorough instructions on living a holy and sinless life in practically every state of life. Often used for spiritual direction by those who have no spiritual directors.

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  • St. Francis de Sales on Modesty Apr 8, 2020

    In St. Francis de Sales’ book “Introduction to the Devout Life” chapter 25 (page 171 in linked e-book), titled “Decency in Attire”, he writes:

  • St. Francis de Sales on Holy Books Apr 8, 2020

    In Introduction to the Devout Life (page 77), Chapter 17: “How we ought to hear and read the Word of God”, the saint explains the necessity of holy reading: