Book Club: 3-Part Series
We introduced "Fr. Scott's Summer Book Club" in Summer 2019. Our first book was one of Fr. Scott's favorites, Introduction to the Devout Life. We were thrilled that nearly 250 books sold and that 50 participants joined us for the book discussions. We hope that you will join us next time - stay tuned for more details!
Introduction to the Devout Life - Summer 2019
Written over 400 years ago, Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales is still one of the most popular books for those pursuing holiness. It covers numerous topics and examples on how to turn the desire for sanctity into resolutions that yield grace-filled results.
Prayer by St. Francis de Sales
Do not look forward in fear to the changes and chances of this life;
Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise,
God, to whom you belong will in His love enable you to profit by them.
He has guided you thus far in life, and He will lead you safely through all trials;
and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in His arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you then and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering,
or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations. Amen.
Book Outline and Discussion
- Devout Life - Discussion (PDF)
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