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ISBN-10: 1420957872

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First released in 1609 “An creation to the religious existence” is Saint Francis de revenues paintings which belongs to the Christian culture of “Lectio Divina” or “Divine Reading”. Like Thomas à Kempis’ “The Imitation of Christ” it's a paintings meant to supply information to the person wanting non secular path to be able to lead a extra religious existence. in keeping with a chain of letters among Francis and his cousin, Madame Marie de Charmoisy, who because the spouse of an envoy of the Duke of Savoy was once being affected by the distractions to religion linked to court docket existence, “An advent to the religious existence” was once made from these unique letters right into a advisor for a extra common viewers. via 5 elements Francis discusses the aspiration to a religious existence, using prayer and sacraments, the non-public features of advantage essential to the religious lifestyles, the problem of temptation and the way to beat it, and the practices for renewing and confirming the soul in devotion. An immensely renowned paintings of Christian spirituality “An advent to the religious lifestyles” is still as suitable this day as while it used to be first published.

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