A Selection from the Spiritual Letters of S. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Prince of Geneva

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E.P. Dutton, 1876 - Christian saints - 362 pages
 

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Contents

To the Same On Meditation and Prayer
49
To Mme Brulart On True Devotion
50
To Mme de Chantal On Intellectual Temptation and Liberty of Spirit
57
To the Same On Temptations of the Will
65
To the Same On Patience under Temptation
71
To a Lady On Conformity to Gods Will
78
Life
80
To the Abbesse du Puits dOrbe On Little Troubles
83
To a Young Lady Concerning her Vocation
91
To Mme Brulart
92
To Mme de Chantal
93
To One of the Bishops Married Sisters
96
To a Cure On abiding in his Work
97
To a Lady at Court
99
To the Same
107
To Mme de Chantal On the Death of Jeanne de Sales ii
109
To Mme Brulart
110
To a Lady in Sickness
112
To Mme de Chantal
113
To Mme de Miendry Against a troubled Mind
114
To a Married Lady On Quietness of Mind
116
To a Lady in Sickness
118
To his Sister Mme de Cornillon On the Death of their youngest Sister Jeanne
119
To a Lady On the Distractions of a busy Life
120
To Mme de Chantal On the Presence of God
123
To Mme de Chantal On his Mothers Death
125
To a Lady involved in Legal Affairs
128
To a Gentleman going to the Court
130
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136
To a Married Lady
137
To Mme de Chantal when absent on family Business
138
To a Lady On Withheld Communion
139
To Mme de Chantal On Spiritual Dryness
140
To a Young Lady who wished to join the Order of the Visitation
142
To a Lady under Trial
144
To a Lady living in the World
145
To a Lady On the Death of her Child
147
To a Lady
149
To M de Rochefort On the Death of his Son
150
To Mme de Chantal On Simplicity
152
To the Same
153
L1V To the Same
155
To a Religious On Selflove
157
To a Religiousthe Bishops Niece
159
LETTER PAGB LVII To the Mere de Chastel
160
To a Religious of the Visitation
162
To One of the Bishops Spiritual Children
163
To a Married Niece
164
To a Religious of the Visitation
167
To the Mere Favre Superior of the Visita tion at Lyons
169
To a Lady who feared Death
170
To a Lady
173
To a Lady
175
To Mme de Chantal On the Death of M de Sainte Catherine
176
To a Superior of the Visitation On Spi ritual Dryness
177
To a Superior
180
To a Lady who had praised the Bishop extravagantly
182
To a Lady On Prayer
183
To a Lady
184
To a Gentleman On the Right Use of Holy Scripture
186
To Mme de Chantal On Selfrenunciation
188
To a Lady who had lost her only Son
190
To a Young Lady
191
To a Religious
192
To the Abbesse Angelique Arnaud of Port Royal
194
To a Superior of the Visitation On her Duties
196
To a Lady On the Death of her Newborn Child
198
To Mme de Chantal
200
To a Superior of the Visitation
215
To the Portress of a Convent of the Visitation
217
To a Lady On Confession
218
To a Lady
220
To a Novice On her Profession
221
To a Lady
223
To the Abbe On Friendship With his own Portrait 25
225
To Mine de Chantal
226
To the Same
227
To a Superior of the Visitation On sup posed Visions and Revelations
229
On the same Subject
232
To a Superior of the Visitation
234
To the Same
236
To a newly appointed Superior
237
CtIL To a Superior of the Visitation
241
To the Same
242
To a Religious of the Visitation On the Earthly and Spiritual Mind
245
To a Religious of the Visitation
248
To a Religious
251
To a Religious
253
To a Religious
255
To a Religious
256
To a Religious
257
To a Religious
259
To the Abbesse Angelique Arnaud of Port Royal
260
LETTER _ PAGE CXV To the Superior of a Carmelite Convent
263
To a Religious
265
To a Religious
267
To a Young Lady
272
To a Widow Concerning her Childs Edu cation
273
To One of the Bishops Married Sisters
274
To the Same
276
To a Cousin
278
To a Lady
280
To a Lady On the Death of her Sister
282
To a Widowed Lady
283
To a Friend
284
To a Married Lady
285
To a Married Lady
287
To a Lady under Depression
288
To a Lady On Spiritual Coldness
289
To a Lady On the Restraint of natural Quickness
291
To a Lady Concerning her Childs fre quent Communion
293
To a Lady
297
To a Young Nobleman
300
To a Lady recently come under his Direction
302
To a Lady expecting her Confinement
307
To a Lady
309
To a Lady
310
To a Young Lady
312
To a Lady of high rank who was en tering upon Legal Proceedings
316
To a Young Lady On Meekness
322
To a Lady
323
To the Same
325
LETTER PAC CXLVI To a Lady expecting her Confinement
327
To a Young Lady On the Right Use of High Aspirations
329
To a Lady
334
To a Young Lady On her Entrance into the Fashionable World
335
To a Young Lady living in the World
337
To a Married Lady
339
To a Lady
340
To a Gentleman On Depression of Spirits
342
To a Lady who was calumniated and concerning an Annual Review of Con science
345
To a Widow On her Husbands Death
349
To a Lady On the Death of her Sister
351
To a Friend who had lost his Brother
353
To Mme de Chantal
354
To a Friend On the New Year Probably President Favrt
360

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Page 208 - He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.
Page 189 - Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house ; so shall the King greatly desire thy beauty : for He is thy Lord ; and worship thou Him.
Page 319 - Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place ; and labour, working with our own hands ; being reviled, we bless ; being persecuted, we suffer it : being defamed, we entreat : we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
Page 32 - And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Page 318 - Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
Page 203 - He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father ? They say unto him, The first.
Page 28 - For the invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead...
Page 91 - Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.
Page 223 - IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth: For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

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