DeSales was the renowned bishop of Geneva where he lived his vocation with great love for the people entrusted to his care.
The Introduction to the Devout Life is an important text to consider reading, and to re-read over your lifetime. In the beginning of The Introduction to the Devout Life, he calls out to all Christians: “Live Jesus! Live Jesus! Yes, Lord Jesus, live and reign in our hearts for ever and ever. Amen.”
This idea to “Live Jesus!” is the very heart of the doctrine of the saintly bishop. He says so himself. “I have desired above all things to engrave and inscribe this holy and sacred word upon your heart: Live Jesus!”
In what ways will we life Jesus?
In the image we see St. Francis De Sales giving St. Jane de Chantal the Rule of the Order of the Visitation.