Spiritual letters of archbishop Fénelon. Letters to men, tr. by the author of 'Fénelon, archbishop of Cambrai'.

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Contents

To the Same On Meditation
26
To the Same On Meditation
28
To the Same On Habitual Recollection
31
To the Same On Ruling a Household
32
To the Same On Judging Others
33
On the Danger of SelfConfidence
34
To the Same On Patience with Others
36
To the Same
38
Rules for a Christian Life
39
On Pride
42
XX On Pride
43
LETTER PAGE XXI A Fragment
44
To a Courtier who consulted the Archbishop as to the Sanctification of Daily Life
45
To an Officer On Meditation
53
To One who had recently turned to God
56
Counsels to a Gentleman
60
To a Gentleman On the Danger of Selfindul gence
65
To a Gentleman On Meditation
72
To One in Trouble
74
On Separation from Friends
75
To a Young Man On the Dangers of an Easy Disposition
76
To a Gentleman
77
To the Elector of Cologne when about to re ceive Episcopal Consecration
79
To the Superior of a Community
84
To an Ecclesiastic who had been reclaimed from certain Doctrinal Errors
87
To Père Lami Benedictine On Dryness and Deadness in Prayer
89
To the Same On the Caution needful in direct ing Souls which seem to be led in Extraordi nary Paths
94
On the Death of a Friend
96
Peace in Suffering
98
The Blessing of Suffering
100
To One living in Solitude
102
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105
Conscious Weakness a source of Humility
106
To the Same
107
To One suffering from Depression
108
To One given to criticise Others
109
To the Same
111
How to deal wisely with the Faults of Others
113
The Trials of Selfrenunciation
116
Patience in contemplating ones own Faults
118
Selflove contrasted with the Love of
119
Hearkening to God only
120
Total Selfrenunciation
121
Absolute Trust in
122
To One suffering from Isolation
136
To the Duc de Chevreuse On Intellectual Dangers
137
To the Same On the Difficulties of a Busy Life
140
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Contentment
152
To a Nobleman on the Death of his
154
To the Duc de Chevreuse Dangers of the World
156
To the Same At the Festival of Pentecost
161
To the Marquis de Seignelai concerning his Conversion
164
To the Same On unreserved seeking
175
To the Same The Benefits of Sickness
185
To the Same Comfort in Suffering LXXXI To the Same
186
To the Same Some Rules of Life
196
To the Vidame dAmiens On putting an end to an Unlawful Connection
199
To the Same On returning to
200
To the Same On the same Subject
202
To the Same Exhortation to Amendment of Life
203
To the Same On Prayer and Meditation
205
To the Duc de Chevreuse On Distractions in Prayer
207
To the Vidame dAmiens On the Dangers of Irresolution
214
To the Same A Warning 164 175 185 186 189 194 196
216
To the Same Discouragement to be avoided
217
To the Same Yielding to Gods Call
224
To a Gentleman On Direction
230
How to bear Crosses
243
Comfort under Trial
250
To Nicolas de Harlai de Bonneuil On the Death
258
LITTER PAGE CXIX The Value of Frankness
259
Forgetfulness of Self
261
Resting Content in the Present
262
To One suffering from Jealousy
263
On Conversion to God
265
Humility
273
The Violence which takes the Kingdom of Heaven
277
On Depression
279
On the Thought of Death
281
False Notions of Spiritual Progress
283
Christian Perfection
284
On the Right Use of Trials
297
Peace of Conscience
304
Anxiety as to the Future
307
On Direction
308
On Frequent Communion
319

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Page 84 - Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed: and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Page 159 - Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law : yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
Page 350 - If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
Page 176 - Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children, even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. For he knoweth whereof we are made, he remembereth that we are but dust.
Page 88 - How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Page 188 - Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
Page 91 - Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good : dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall give thee thy heart's desire.
Page 153 - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities : for we know not what we should pray for as we ought : but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Page 321 - And all that believed were together, and had all things common, and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need ; and they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people.
Page 62 - For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

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