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Francis De Sales

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Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was born into a privileged family and studied law before abandoning his prospects for the religious life. He was appointed Provost of Geneva, a center of Calvinism. With his quick mind and the persuasive pamphlets that he wrote, he converted thousands to Catholicism, and at thirty-five became Bishop of Geneva. Besides his well-known books, Introduction to the Devout Life and A Treatise on the Love of God, he carried on a vast correspondence. He was canonized in 1665 and proclaimed a Doctor of the Universal Church in 1877.

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Authentic Devotion
A Modern Interpretation of Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis de Sales
Written by Francis De Sales
Edited by Bernard Bangley


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shaw Books
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $13.99

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Authentic Devotion
A Modern Interpretation of Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis de Sales
Written by Francis De Sales
Edited by Bernard Bangley


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Shaw Books
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Introduction to the Devout Life

Written by Francis De Sales


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.00

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

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 seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest... Read more >
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Introduction to the Devout Life

Written by Francis De Sales and John K. Ryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 4, 1972
Price: $16.00

One of the great religious masterpieces of all time--a spiritual guide for everyone seeking to live a truly Christian life, revised and updated for the modern reader.  St. Francis De Sales classic work transcends secular lines and provides a unique handbook of spiritual reflection for people in every avenue of life. Read more >
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