Comprehensive Salesian Bibliography

What follows is a comprehensive bibliography of the writings and teachings of St. Francis de Sales. Reprinted here with permission from the author, Joe Boenzi, SDB.


Saint Francis de Sales, 1567-1622:

Toward a Complete Bibliography of English-language Works

compiled by Joseph Boenzi, SDB Introduction

The following bibliography is an update for the internet of a bibliography I was able to publish in the Journal of Salesian Studies in the Spring of this year. The scope of that work was to provide English-speaking students of Salesian ministry and spirituality with a tool that would assist them access the writings and teachings of Saint Francis de Sales.

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Devotions and Meditations

Here are just a few Catholic devotions that are popular with Salesians. Enjoy!

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Salesian Organizations - Our Extended Salesian Family

St. Francis de Sales

The St. Francis de Sales Association falls under the umbrella of the France-based Society of St. Francis de Sales, which also includes the Sons of St. Francis de Sales, Priests of St. Francis de Sales and the Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate. There is a St. Francis de Sales Association website in French (visit it here), and we maintain our own site for U.S. and English-speaking visitors: www.sfdsassociation.org.

Apart from our society, there are numerous other Salesian groups inspired by the teachings of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal.

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Works on Salesian Spirituality

Available from Embraced by God, Stella Niagara, NY:

Francis de Sales, Sage and Saint (André Ravier. Translated by Joseph D. Bowler. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988.)

Madame de Chantal: Portrait of a Saint (Elisabeth Stopp. London: Faber and Faber, 1962/Westminster, 1963.)

A Man to Heal Differences: Essays and Talks on St. Francis de Sales (Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press, 1997.)

Bond of Perfection: Jeanne de Chantal and François de Sales (Wendy Wright. New York: Paulist, 1985.)

A Retreat With Francis de Sales, Jane de Chantal and Aelred of Rievaulx: Befriending Each Other in God. (Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1996.)

Live Jesus! Key Aspects of Salesian Spirituality (Lewis S. Fiorelli. Review for Religious 46.4 (July 1987): 491-501.)