Introduction to the Devout Life (Paperback)

By Francis de Sales

Vintage, 9780375725623, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2002



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. Francis's compassionate Introduction leads the reader 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.

About the Author

Formerly Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Edward Egan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope John Paul II in 2000. In 2001, he was consecrated a cardinal by His Holiness.