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spiritual director of devout and religious souls

Francis de Sales

spiritual director of devout and religious souls

by Francis de Sales

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Published by Lucas Brothers in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Meditations.,
  • Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.

  • Edition Notes

    Translation of: Entretiens spirituels.

    Statementfrom the writings of St. Francis Sales.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination156 p. ;
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18027746M

      In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer . Considered by many to be the greatest single book of Marian spirituality ever written, True Devotion to Mary is St. Louis de Montfort's classic statement on the spiritual way to Jesus Christ though the blessed Virgin d by countless souls, this book sums up the entire Christian life, revealing a way of holiness that is short, easy, secure, and perfect.

    Devout definition, devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic. See more.   This is a relatively short book on prayer, emphasizing spiritual visions leading to spiritual betrothal and marriage. Francis de Sales, Introduction to a Devout Life () and Spiritual Conferences (post ) Introduction is somewhat distinct among the classics in that Francis wrote for laypeople, not a religious community. His desire was to.

      From the earliest formulators of Christian spirituality (Evagrio Ponticus, Casiano, St. Benedict) to the most notable authors of spiritual theology of the first half of the 20th century (De Guibert SJ, Naval CMF, Tanquerey, Garrigou-Lagrange OP, Royo Marín OP), all have concurred in having a great appreciation of spiritual direction. St.   The example of St. Faustina speaks powerfully about why a spiritual director is important. the Introduction to the Devout benefit our souls and a spiritual director can help us avoid what.


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This conjures up an image not quite us, but it was the author that caught our eye, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva. Some of us have long loved this gentle Saint. One of the dangers of Advent is that we are so busy that Christmas comes and goes without.

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.

Introduction to the Devout Life (French: Introduction à la vie dévote) is a book written by Saint Francis de Sales, the first edition being published in The final edition was published inprior to the death of Francis in It enjoyed wide popularity, and was well received in both Protestant and Catholic circles, evidenced by its translation into all major languages of the day.

In the technical sense of the term, spiritual direction is that function of the sacred ministry by which the Church guides the faithful to the attainment of eternal is part of the commission given to her in the words of Christ: "Going, therefore, teach ye all nations teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew sq.).

[A] priest, religious, deacon or even a lay person are [often] charged with the task of leading troubled souls to spiritual solutions.

It requires a very holy and devout person to sift through the muddy waters of life to give consoling words to someone in need. Once thought to be reserved for the “interior castles” of highly mystical souls like St.

Teresa of Avila, spiritual direction is today increasingly popular. Satan is always at work breeding sadness and anxiety while providing obstacles that prevent souls from making spiritual progress.

In this concise yet powerful book, author Dan Burke presents the venerable, time-tested wisdom of Catholic mystics to help you understand the influence of the Enemy on your mind and heart, and the tactics you need to combat s: The spiritual director must be well versed in this difficult science, as his advice is very necessary for such souls.

For, as Cassian writes, "by no vice does the devil draw a monk headlong and bring him to death sooner than by persuading him to neglect the counsel of the Elders and trust to his own judgment and determination" (Conf.

of Abbot. Catholic Spiritual Direction – Catholic Spiritual Formation. THE THREE AGES OF THE INTERIOR LIFE Prelude of Eternal Life by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. PART 1 – The Sources of the Interior Life and Its End (cont) Ch Spiritual Direction. Spiritual direction should be numbered among the exterior means of sanctification.

Spiritual direction in a Christian context can be either Protestant or Catholic and will most likely focus on prayer, meditation, and the more mystical aspects of Christianity. Spiritual direction focuses on people communicating their spiritual experiences to other people for the purpose of awakening to the mystery within and the wonder without.

Spiritual direction *is* an important matter, and a spiritual director should not be chosen flippantly. Whether or not a soul should seek spiritual direction, and who should direct that soul, is a big decision and should be discerned through deep prayer and wise counsel.

Hopefully, this post gives people the means for such discernment, the. It is an apologetics lesson, a history lesson, a defense of the faith, and a love letter to the Most Holy Trinity—written by one of the greatest spiritual advisors in the history of Christianity. An Introduction to the Devout Life An Introduction to the Devout Life reveals Francis’ gifts as a director of souls.

Spiritual directors can be only helping companions to those who travel the way of such a God.” ― William A. Barry, The Practice of Spiritual Direction 0 likes.

In spiritual direction, I have discovered a new freedom with knowing and loving God. I have been invited to leave behind the past and imagine that. CSD also provides internet-based resources on topics related to spiritual direction (including links to books and articles, the Vatican website, and official Church teachings), a free monthly e-mail newsletter, and online classes on spiritual formation and the Catholic faith.

* * * Spiritual Direction over the Internet. By Father Ambrose. In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care/5(8).

Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls encourages us to respond to the cry of the wider Christian faith community for true transformation by examining our particular traditions-―not to erase the important differences among them, but to find commonalities and overarching direction.

This book helps us see how soul care is understood and practiced in the larger Christian Reviews: That the second thing to be done is to have a good spiritual director 89 6.

Digression on the encouragement that this doctrine gives to devout souls 92 7. Necessity of obedience to one's spiritual director 8. That it is not too difficult a thing to find a good spiritual director, and that if we do not, God will supply the need 9. Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts and Allay Their Fears (Fr.

C. G. Quadrupani) – audiobook; or read online and pdf here The Spiritual Man, or, The Spiritual Life Reduced to Its First Principles (Fr. J. B. Saint-Jure) – pdf.Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls encourages us to respond to the cry of the wider Christian faith community for true transformation by examining our particular traditions-—not to erase the important differences among them, but to find commonalities and overarching direction.

This book helps us see how soul care is understood and practiced in the larger Christian. The balance between spiritual direction and individual effort resurfaces later in the rule when it says: “You must yourself strive after holiness if you wish your soul to be bright as a swan.

No one else can do this for you.” A spiritual director was referred to in the Old Irish rules as an anamcara which literally translates as “soul.