Archives For St. Francis De Sales

 

Prepared to Serve God

A Review of

The Complete Introduction to the Devout Life

St. Francis de Sales

Paperback: Paraclete Press, 2013.
Buy now:   [ Amazon ]
 
Reviewed by Gary Wake
 
Avid readers will often have categories that govern their to-read list. Some books will never make it to the list, some will be pre-ordered before publication and others will fall in various points in between. The Complete Introduction to the Devout Life would be best placed somewhere in the middle of that scale. If you see it somewhere at a good price, get it. If you’re at a friend’s house and she’s not reading it, borrow it. If you’re at the bookstore with time to kill, thumb through it.
 
Continue Reading…

 

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
24 January 2013

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

*** Receive an email with The Wake Up Call (and daily ERB posts) in your inbox each morning! Sign up for The Daily Book Morsel


Today is the feast of St. Francis De Sales…

Read more about St. Francis De Sales’ life

Poem of the Day: St. Francis De Sales  by William Edward Heygate

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.”  – Henri Nouwen, born on this day in 1932
*** Books by Henri Nouwen

“Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.”
Novelist, Edith Wharton, born on this day in 1862
*** Books by Edith Wharton

Book News:

Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

The Wake Up Call image via WikiMedia Commons

 

Continue Reading…

 

St. Francis De Sales
William Edward Heygate


Why should I wish to have my will
And seeking good secure an ill
Mid life and age have only brought
Fresh proof of what youth’s trials taught

Continue Reading…