Francis de Sales's spiritual masterpiece, Treatise on the Love of God is now available in the Contemporary English Edition, making it more accessible to the modern reader. If anyone wishes to have a deep, satisfying prayer life, Francis assures us it is possible. We have only to accept God's offering. Often known as the Way of Divine Love, Francis's spirituality, his gentle prose, and his enthusiasm for God are preserved in this Paraclete Essentials edition of a classic. Paperback.
Heavenly Love comes as a wound that is a gift of God. Francis de Saless spiritual masterpiece, Treatise on the Love of God, was originally published in 1616 while he was Bishop of Geneva. This contemporary English edition preserves St. Franciss gentle prose, his enthusiasm for God, compassion, and good humor. For all spiritual pilgrims seeking comfort and guidance, this book offers the assurance that a deep and satisfying prayer life is not only possible, but within the reach of anyone who will accept what God is forever offering.
St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622) was born in Haute-Savoie in France. He was Bishop of Geneva and an accomplished preacher, known for his writing on spiritual direction and formation. His way of teaching spirituality is often known as the Way of Divine Love.
Assistant Superior General, Society of the Sons of St. Francis de Sales