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Treatise On The Love Of God


          --by Saint Francis de Sales
1567-1622
Bishop, Founder of the Visitation
and Doctor of the Church

Translated by
Rev. Henry Benedict Mackey, O.S.B.
Under the Direction and
Patronage of His Lordship the
Right Rev. John Cuthbert Hedley, O.S.B.
BISHOP OF NEWPORT

"A truly admirable book, which has as many admirers of the sweetness of its author as it has readers. I have carefully arranged that it shall be read throughout our Society, as the universal remedy for all feeble ones, the good of slothful ones, the stimulus of love, and the ladder of those who are tending to perfection. Oh! that all would study it as it deserves! There should be no one to escape its heat."
(St. Vincent de Paul)

Tan Books and Publishers, Inc.
Rockford, Illinois 61105

Originally published in approximately 1884 by Burns & Oates, Limited, Londonand Benziger Brothers, New York as Volume II of the series "Library of St. Francis de Sales." This edition photographically reproduced from the Third Edition by arrangement with Burns & Oates.

Library of Congress Catalog Card No.: 95-60646
ISBN 0-89555-526-3
Cover illustration: Portrait of St. Francis de Sales by J. J. Owens (early 20th century), based on the Turin portrait. Courtesy of De Sales Resource Center, Niagara Falls, New York.

Printed and bound in the United States of America.







Table of Contents


Dedication

Translator's Introduction

Dedicatory Prayer

Preface

BOOK I. CONTAINING A PREPARATION FOR THE WHOLE TREATISE.

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BOOK II. THE HISTORY OF THE GENERATION AND HEAVENLY BIRTH OF DIVINE LOVE.

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BOOK III. OF THE PROGRESS AND PERFECTION OF LOVE.

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BOOK IV. OF THE DECAY AND RUIN OF CHARITY.

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BOOK V. OF THE TWO PRINCIPAL EXERCISES OF HOLY LOVE WHICH CONSIST IN COMPLACENCY AND BENEVOLENCE.

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BOOK VI. OF THE EXERCISES OF HOLY LOVE IN PRAYER.

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BOOK VII. OF THE UNION OF THE SOUL WITH HER GOD, WHICH IS PERFECTED IN PRAYER.

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BOOK VIII. OF THE LOVE OF CONFORMITY, BY WHICH WE UNITE OUR WILL TO THE WILL OF GOD, SIGNIFIED UNTO US BY HIS COMMANDMENTS, COUNSELS AND INSPIRATIONS.

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BOOK IX. OF THE LOVE OF SUBMISSION, WEREBY OUR WILL IS UNITED TO GOD'S GOOD-PLEASURE.

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BOOK X. OF THE COMMANDMENT OF LOVING GOD ABOVE ALL THINGS.

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BOOK XI. OF THE SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY WHICH SACRED LOVE HOLDS OVER ALL THE VIRTUES, ACTIONS AND PERFECTIONS OF THE SOUL.

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BOOK XII. CONTAINING CERTAIN COUNSELS FOR THE PROGRESS OF THE SOUL IN HOLY LOVE.

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