The Life of St. Francis de Sales
Author: Fr. Rene T. Lagaya, SDB
A simple but accurate presentation of the life of Francis de Sales, one of the Masters of Catholic spirituality. The biography of the Saint is properly contextualized in the historical and religious situation in which he lived. His apostolic work and the basic content of his spirituality are closely interwoven and are synthetically presented under the headings of “The Missionary,” “The Writer,” “The Preacher,” “The Spiritual Director,” and “The Humanist.” This structure enables the Author to briefly sketch also the content of St. Francis de Sales’ masterpieces “Controversies,” Philothea,” and “Theotimus.” The book is enriched by an abundance of documentary photos in B/W which greatly help the non-European
reader to have some idea of the locations where the Saint lived and numerous historical figures related to him.
All the members of the Salesian Family, priests, religious, spiritual directors, and anyone interested in
having a brief overview of the life and teaching of the “Gentleman Saint.”
5.70” x 8”; 112 pages, in matt coated paper, B/W; cover: foldcote, full color, soft bound; smythe sewn