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
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This book is a treat!
This book is a treat. St. Francis De Sales is known for his practical wisdom and there is just no one better (other than our Lord). It is a perfect book to read a reflection each day. They are divided up into 1-3 page reflections and each one is so rich and helpful for your every day life. I notice a difference in my life when I start a day reading from it or not. Thank you St. Francis. Pray for us.
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Beautiful!!!
I thought this book was beautiful and it met me right where I was! I found myself wanting to copy every few pages and stick them around my house to inspire me and remind me to constantly turn my heart back to God. I have bought numerous copies to give to others!
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A spiritual font of wisdom!
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Another great St. Francis de Sales title from Sophia Institute
The series of 60 reflections drawn from the personal letters of St. Francis de Sales are short in length, making this a quick read that you could tackle in a couple of hours. However, just because one can read a book in a few hours doesn't mean one should. I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to read a small book that still packed a punch. I know I will reference this again many times in the future, so it will have a special place on the bookshelf next to my bed. If you decide to buy this book, which I highly recommend, then take the time to read it slowly and let the wisdom permeate your mind. I wouldn't read more than one reflection a day. It will take you two months this way, but you'll feel richer doing so.
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Simple, practical advice from the best, St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales presents a short, practical guide on how you should live as a true rose among the thorns of everyday life.
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