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St. Francis de Sales—Introduction to the Devout Life | Part 3 (Ch.23-35)

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Nov 15, 2023 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily... If you do all in God’s name, all you do will be well done.”

Part 3

(00:38) Chapter 23—The Practice of Bodily Mortification

(11:15) Chapter 24—Society and Solitude

(16:40) Chapter 25—Modesty in Dress

(20:36) Chapter 26—Conversation: First, How to Speak of God

(23:08) Chapter 27—Unseemly Words and the Respect Due to Others

(27:34) Chapter 28—Hasty Judgments

(37:44) Chapter 29—Slander

(48:46) Chapter 30—Further Counsels as to Conversation

(52:43) Chapter 31—Amusements and Recreations: What Are Allowable

(55:15) Chapter 32—Forbidden Amusements

(57:12) Chapter 33—Balls and Other Lawful but Dangerous Amusements

(01:02:21) Chapter 34—When to Use Such Amusements Rightly

(01:04:10) Chapter 35—We Must Be Faithful in Things Great and Small

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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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