Saint Francis de Sales—Introduction to the Devout Life | Part 2 (Ch.1-9)

By James T. Majewski ( bio – articles – email ) | June 25, 2022 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“It may be, my child, that you do not know how to practice mental prayer, because it is unfortunately a very neglected thing these days. So I’m going to give you a short and easy way to use it…”

We continue our series of readings from the spiritual masterpiece of Saint Frances de Sales by advancing a few chapters to Part 2, in which the Doctor of the Church breaks down each part of his method of meditation. The fuller explanation of mental prayer given in these chapters will help us as we continue with the ten distinct meditations provided in Part 1, which will be the subject of the next episode.

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James T. Majewski is Director of Client Relations for, the host and “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. A New York-based film and voice actor, he holds a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full biography.

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