A Man of Good Zeal: A Novel Based on the Life of Saint Francis de Sales

 

I want to send you for FREE our Offer of the Month, when you make a donation of $45 or more to St. Joseph's Workers. As we focuses on our priests in our mailed newsletter, I have an excellent book on the life of one saintly priest. Our Offer of the Month is A Man of Good Zeal: A Novel Based on the Life of Saint Francis de Sales, by John Edward Beahn.

A generation ago, those who wanted to learn more about Francis’s life could turn to A Man of Good Zeal: A Novel Based on the Life of St. Francis de Sales, published by American novelist John Edward Beahn in 1958. This imaginative re-telling of the saint’s story, based on the historical records of his life and times, now comes to life again in the TAN Legend series of biographical fiction.

St. Francis was born in 1567 in Savoy, a duchy of the western Alps whose fortunes were largely shaped by developments in neighbouring France, Switzerland, and Italy. Military and political conflicts there were heightened and complicated by religious tensions between Catholics and Protestants, whose leader (John Calvin) had settled in nearby Geneva and won a following in some districts of Savoy as well. Francis’s aristocratic father had great plans to position him for rapid advancement in this turbulent setting: he sent the young man to law school, maneuvered for his appointment as a senator, and chose a noble heiress as his future wife – but God had other plans.


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