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Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales

In 15 Audio on 2015/07/31 at 12:00 AM

Please click on this URL to access the audio to this book: http://archive.org/details/IntroDevout

When you do so, you will be able to access each of the chapters below:

1
Preface
2
Bk. 1: Ch. 1: Description of True Devotion.
3
Ch. 2: The Properties and Excellence of Devotion.
4
Ch. 3: Devotion suitable to all vocations and professions.
5
Ch. 4: On the necessity of a guide on our entrance and through our progress in a devout life.
6
Ch. 5: On the First Step – Purifying the Soul.
7
Ch. 6: On the First Purification – that of mortal sin.
8
Ch. 7: Of the Second Purification – from the affections of sin.
9
Ch. 8: How to effect this Second Purification.
10
Ch. 9: Meditation 1 – On Creation.
11
Ch. 10: Meditation 2 – On the purpose for which we are created.
12
Ch. 11: Meditation 3 – On the mercies of God.
13
Ch. 12: Meditation 4 – On Sin.
14
Ch. 13: Meditation 5 – On Death.
15
Ch. 14: Meditation 6 – On Judgment.
16
Ch. 15: Meditation 7 – On Hell.
17
Ch. 16: Meditation 8 – On Paradise.
18
Ch. 17: Meditation 9 – On the Choice of Paradise.
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Ch. 18: Meditation 10 – Concerning the soul’s choice of a devout life.
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Ch. 19: Concerning General Confession
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Ch. 20: A protestation for fixing in the mind a resolution to serve God after Confession.
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Ch. 21: Conclusion of the First Purification
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Chs. 22-24: That we must lay aside our disposition toward venial sin. That we must purify ourselves from the taste for useless and dangerous things. On purifying ourselves from evil inclinations.
24
Bk. 2: Ch. 1: On the necessity of prayer.
25
Chs. 2-9: Mental prayer instructions. Goes with the exercises in Bk. 1.
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Ch. 10: A Morning Exercise.
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Ch. 11: Evening Exercise and examination of conscience.
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Chs. 12-13: Concerning Spiritual Retreat. Concerning aspiration and short prayers and holy thoughts.
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Chs. 14-16: Concerning Holy Mass and how to hear it. On other public services. On the invocation of saints.
30
Chs. 17-18: How to hear and read the Word of God. How to receive inspirations.
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Ch. 19: Concerning holy Confession.
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Chs. 20-21: On frequent Communion. How to receive Communion.
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