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St. Francis de Sales—Introduction to the Devout Life | Pt. 2 (Ch.10-15)

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Jan 16, 2023 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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Now, in the practice of this spiritual retreat and of these brief prayers the great work of devotion lies: it can supply all other deficiencies, but there is hardly any means of making up where this is lacking.”

In this installment, St. Francis De Sales delves further into his discussion of prayer, focusing his chapters on such subjects as Morning & Evening Prayer, how to receive Holy Communion, and on praying the other public offices of the Church. De Sales stresses the importance of daily placing oneself in the presence of God, which he describes as “one of the surest means of spiritual progress.”

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Introduction to the Devout Life full text: https://watch.formed.org/introduction-to-the-devout-life-by-st-francis-de-sales

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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for CatholicCulture.org, the “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Based in New York City, he holds both a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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