135 – The Devout Life | Deacon Matthew Newsome

How do we grow in our devotion of Christ? What are the things we should be paying attention to? What should we be avoiding? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some book that introduced these concepts? Yes there is.

Joining me on the show today is Deacon Matt Newsome, author of the book “The Devout Life: A Modern Guide to Practical Holiness with St. Francis de Sales. In this book, Deacon Matt, takes the teachings of St Francis’ great spiritual text, Introduction to the Devout Life, and transposes that message for the modern ear.

In today’s episode, we discuss the teachings of St. Francis de Sales and what inspired the great saint to write this book, how to start living a life of devotion for God, the differences between external and internal expressions of devotion, how to grow in prayer, ways to overcome temptations, and how to navigate worry through the eyes of faith.

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Websites mentioned in the show:
The Devout Life Book
Test Everything Blog
Western Carolina University Campus Ministry

Dr. Mario Sacasa

Dr. Mario Sacasa

Associate Director of Faith and Marriage

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