Roses Among Thorns

Simple Advice for Renewing Your Spiritual Journey

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From the thousands of personal letters by St. Francis de Sales comes this short, practical guide that will develop in you the soul-nourishing habits that lead to sanctity.

St. Francis de Sales is widely regarded as one of the greatest spiritual advisors in the history of the Church, and we have drawn from his letters the wisest advice for those prepared to take the next step on their spiritual journey.

As he did for saints and sinners in his own time, St. Francis de Sales will strengthen your resolve, help you gain small victories over unruly passions, and restore in you a trusting confidence in Jesus Christ. Soon you’ll find yourself delivered from the chains of self-love as your soul opens to divine goodness and your heart shaped into a fitting place for Christ to dwell and reign eternally.

If you find it difficult to live amid the clamor of the world with your eyes fixed on Christ alone, let St. Francis de Sales teach you how to live as a true rose among thorns as you learn . . .

  • What to do when you stop finding consolation during prayer
  • How to place yourself in the presence of God
  • How busy people should pray
  • Do you fear vice more than you love virtue? A guide to discernment
  • How to be patient with your family
  • The dangers of too many devotions
  • How to know when your feelings are from God or the devil
  • What to do about repeated spiritual dryness
  • The three things you must do to be at peace
  • How to avoid thoughts that give us anxious and restless minds

Absorb the wisdom in these holy pages, and you’ll soon make true progress on your spiritual journey and navigate with confidence the treacherous waters of our secular world.

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Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L. photo

"Saint Francis de Sales’ work is a guidebook for anyone who seeks a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ."

Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L.
Bishop of of Lincoln

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly
  • Pages: 128
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622822-06-5
  • Product Code: 2065
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: May 06, 2014
  • Categories: By title, Prayer
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Changed my life! Best spiritual direction!
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I love this book! I take it to Eucharistic Adoration and read just a few passages at a time and really let the words sink into my soul.
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Great daily meditation book
A great daily meditation book on a variety of subjects. The author may be a Saint but he was in tune with human nature and the life of a layperson.
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Wow, this is simple to read, even from someone who does not enjoy reading much. The cover is super soft and the pages are high quality. This will soon become my favorite daily read. The chapters are short and to the point. Excellent.
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ROSES AMONG THORNS
GREAT DAILY REFLECTIONS. VERY INSPIRATIONAL AND THE SHORT CHAPTERS ENABLED ME TO READ A COUPLE EVERY MORNING. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR.
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