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St. Francis de Sales—Introduction to the Devout Life | Pt. 3 (Ch.11-22)

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 12, 2023 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“In the world those who aim at a devout life require to be united one with another by a holy friendship, which excites, stimulates, and encourages them in well-doing.”

Part 3

(00:39) Chapter 11—Obedience

(06:04) Chapter 12—Purity

(09:26) Chapter 13—How to Maintain Purity

(13:09) Chapter 14—Poverty of Spirit amid Riches

(18:49) Chapter 15—How to Exercise Real Poverty although Actually Rich

(26:29) Chapter 16—How to Possess a Rich Spirit amid Real Poverty

(30:11) Chapter 17—Friendship: Evil and Frivolous Friendship

(33:52) Chapter 18—Frivolous Attachments

(39:09) Chapter 19—Real Friendship

(45:01) Chapter 20—The Difference between True and False Friendship

(49:18) Chapter 21—Remedies against Evil Friendships

(56:08) Chapter 22—Further Advice concerning Intimacies

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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for, 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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