Primary Texts

texts by
St. Francis de Sales

books

letters

sermons

other

texts by
St. Jane de Chantal

       

texts by
Jean Pierre Camus

       

 

 

 

 

 

St. FRANCIS DE SALES

BOOKS   

extracts from The Catholic Controversy (TAN)  


contents (with links to excerpts)

origin of the book & author's introduction

 Introduction to the Devout Life

 
overview of the book

complete English text (CCEL)

The Mystical Exposition on the Canticle of Canticles


  ► Dailey translation

  ► Mackey translation

The Spiritual Conferences

Ruhl translation (Devos reconstructed text)

Mackey translation (SFS library)

Carniero translation
on "The Sacraments"
on "Simplicity"

 

 

The Spiritual Directory

 extracts from The Spiritual Exercises


"Spiritual Repose"
"Rules for Conversations"
"Frequent Communion"

Treatise on the Love of God


► complete English text (CCEL)

   ♦ "Be open to God's inspirations"

   ♦ "Be willing to simply love God"

 

LETTERS

SERMONS

 

Sermons on the Eucharist (booklet)

 


►  St. Francis de Sales as Preacher 
        (a study by Dom Mackey)

 

Sermons on Prayer (excerpt)

selected sermons

 

Sermons for Lent, 1622 (excerpt)

 

OTHER WRITINGS

 St. JANE DE CHANTAL

 

JEAN PIERRE CAMUS