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Introduction to the Devout Life
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John Seymour | 1860 comments Mod
5. According to Francis de Sales, what is the devout life? Do you agree? Is this a useful definition for you?

John Seymour | 1860 comments Mod
I think, in my words, I would describe St. Francis de Sales' view of the devout life as a life lived fully in the joy of the love of God, in which every word, every deed, is motivated by that love. I find that a daunting idea, but at the same time one I, like everyone else, is called to.

I completely agree that the devout life is for every Christian and not the special preserve of priests and religious.

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Mariangel | 536 comments Has anybody who read the "Introduction to the Devout Life" also read William Law's "A serious call to a devout and holy life"? If so, how do they compare?

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