Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac: Rules, Conferences and Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)  -     Edited By: Frances Ryan, John Rybolt
    By: Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac
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Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac: Rules, Conferences and Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)

Paulist Press / 1998 / Paperback

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This volume presents the principal spiritual teachings of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac, the two Vincentian founders who left an indelible mark on the Church of France in the 1600's and beyond to the present.Thecollaboratively written, multi-part introduction locates Vincent and Louise within the framework of the spiritualityof seventeenth century France. This rich overview not only provides solid background information on each of the founders but also offers a true sense of their spirituality and practicality, insights into the complementary nature of their relationshipand an understanding of their legacy, which deeply influenced Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rosalie Rendu, D.C. and Frederick Ozanam.
Following the insightful introduction are the original rules of the communities that Vincent and Louise founded, the Congregation of the Missionandthe Daughters of Charity, commentaries on these rules, and a selection of other writings from both founders. All selections breathe the very spirit of the founders in terms of both the spiritual and the practical.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Paulist Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X .75 (inches)
ISBN: 0809135647
ISBN-13: 9780809135646
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Series: Classics of Western Spirituality

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The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted

In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.

The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century

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