Synopses & Reviews
St. Francis de Sales offers readers holy wisdom about exhaustion, sickness, anger, impatience, the death of loved ones, family strife, difficulties in praying, temptation, mourning, lack of charity, guilt, and dozens of other real-life troubles. From St. Francis de Sales's correspondence with persons in all walks of life, we've selected those letters that will be most helpful today. Each is his hand-written response to someone seeking help with an actual problem. No matter what their situation may be, readers will find simple, practical, holy advice here.
Three centuries ago, people flocked to St. Francis de Sales, seeking his help for their problems. St. Francis spent countless hours ministering to them face-to-face and wrote over 20,000 letters From these letters to persons in many countries and in all walks of life, we've selected the ones which will be most helpful to you today.
Each is a hand-written response to someone like you seeking help with an actual problem. You'll be consoled by the warmth, the wisdom, and the holy sympathy you'll find in these pages as the love of this great saint reaches out to us across the centuries. Whatever your circumstances may be, there's wisdom here to make your life holier . . . and happier.
Wisdom for difficult situations . . .
- To a pious wife: how to be devout without irritating your husband
- To an old man, preparing for death
- To a woman who judges herself harshly
- To a woman distressed by her lack of spiritual progress
St. Francis's practical, sensitive answers to the everyday tribulations all Christians face. You'll find holy wisdom on family problems, work, virtue, temptation, mourning, prayer, charity, guilt, and dozens of other real-life issues.