A Simple Life: Wisdom from Jane Frances de Chantal

Pauline Books & Media, 2011


How can I keep my focus on God when novelty and consumerism constantly pull me in different directions? Saint Jane Frances de Chantal’s steadfast pursuit of inner simplicity of life in God offers rest to our psyches and spirits. Her pain, sorrow, and interior struggles gave her deep insight into God’s providence and love. Her gentle counsels illustrate how to live in harmony with God’s will and thus find peace. Jane de Chantal draws us to that one tranquil place from which we can view all events—the love of a trustworthy God.

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Key Features

  • Examines the teachings of Jane Frances de Chantal
  • Provides time-tested spiritual guidance for living a Christian life


  • Desire Only God
  • Perfect Simplicity
  • Surrender Yourself Absolutely
  • Preparation for Prayer
  • Fidelity in Prayer
  • Tranquility of Heart
  • How to Meditate
  • The Touch of God
  • Let the Heart Speak
  • Abide in Peace
  • Cry Out, Draw Me!
  • The Presence of God
  • The Ardor of Love
  • Drawn to Simplicity
  • The Attentiveness of Love
  • God Alone
  • To Possess God
  • Return to God
  • Lost in God

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About Jane Frances de Chantal

Jane Frances de Chantal (1572–1641) was a mother, widow, administrator, foundress, teacher, contemplative, and spiritual director. With Francis de Sales, she founded the Congregation of the Visitation in 1610.


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