Philothea, or An Introduction to a Devout Life, by Saint Francis de Sales

Posted January 24, 2018 9:08 pm by Virginia Lieto

Philothea, or An Introduction to a Devout Life, by Saint Francis de Sales

Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales, a 16th century Bishop of Geneva, who is also designated as a Doctor of the Church. What better way to celebrate this man, then to discuss one of his masterpieces. I found Philothea, or An Introduction to a Devout Life to be a gem!We start with the title. “Philothea” translates to the study of God. How better to study God than by trying to emulate Him via living a devout life. How does one go about living a devout life? By embracing virtue and incorporating said virtue into the fabric of one’s life.Saint

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