Virtue Guide No. 14 ~ Purging away the Tendency to Sin

St. Francis de Sales, in this reflection (1.22–24) found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, instructs us to purge away all inclinations towards sin. Use his guidance to assist in purging yourself of all unnecessary attachments. The Necessity of Purging away all tendency to Venial Sins. As daylight waxes, …

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Virtue Guide No. 11 ~ The Ninth Meditation

St. Francis de Sales, in his Seventh Meditation (1.17) found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, calls us to draw to mind the choice between heaven and hell. This reflection should be done in the morning (plan on 20–30 minutes). Some practical comments have been added to the text …

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Virtue Guide No. 9 ~ The Seventh Meditation

St. Francis de Sales, in his Seventh Meditation (1.15) found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, directs our hearts to think deeply upon hell. This reflection should be done in the morning (plan on 20–30 minutes). Some practical comments have been added to the text in italics. Of Hell. …

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