Description : Masterful combination of theological principles and practical application regarding divine love--the subject of Our Lord's first and greatest commandment. Based on Scripture, the Fathers, St. Thomas. An acknowledged classic which goes to the heart of our religion.
Description : TREATISE ON THE LOVE OF GOD SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES — A Catholic Classic! — Includes Over 600 Active Linked Endnotes — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-449-2 This Treatise which I now present you, may be in some way serviceable to you, and that in it you will meet with many wholesome considerations which you would not elsewhere so easily find. We all look towards the glory of holy love. My intention is only to represent simply and naively, without art, still more without false colors, the history of the birth, progress, decay, operations, properties, advantages and excellences of divine love. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING
Description : An Adaptation of the Introduction to the Devout Life for Young People.French Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, Michel Tournade, writing originally in his native French, has ADOPTED the personal approach of his mentor and spiritual director, St. Francis de Sales, in writing to today's young adults. He follows the thoughts of DeSales' classic writing: Introduction to the Devout Life, which has never been out of print since its first publication in 1609.Francis de Sales (1567-1622), a contemporary of William Shakespeare, Galileo and St. Robert Bellarmine, was Jesuit educated with a doctorate in both civil and church law. At the age of 35 he became the Bishop of Geneva and spent 20 years reforming clergy and parishes, advocating education and the call to holiness for everyone, especially the laity. There is reason to believe that Francis wrote more than 10,000 letters of spiritual direction to men, women, lay and religious, 2500 of which we have access to today. In both his Introduction to the Devout Life and Treatise on the Love of God, he writes so personally, as if addressing a friend. It is exactly this style that Fr. Tournade brings to Falling in Love with God allowing Francis to once again speak to today's young audience.