An Excerpt from Letters of Direction: Thoughts on the Spiritual Life by Abbé Henri de Tourville

Abbé Henri de Tourville, a nineteenth-century French spiritual director, sheds light on the Christian adventure throughout this sterling collection of his letters. This is what faith meant to him.

"Accustom yourself to the wonderful thought that God loves you with a tenderness, a generosity, and an intimacy which surpasses all your dreams. Give yourself up with joy to a loving confidence in God and have courage to believe firmly that God's action towards you is a masterpiece of partiality and love. Rest tranquilly in this abiding conviction."