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Father Francis X Lasance - The Road to Happiness by Father F.X. Lasance, S.J.

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Thoughts on The Way of Salvation, The Last Things, The Following of Christ, The Imitation of the Saints, The Patronage of the Angels, and The Eight Beatitudes.

This book wants to make you remember the things that tend to your peace and happiness, the things that count for eternity; it wants to be your friendly mentor in the storm and stress of life, if you will have the grace to accept it as such, to the end that, by prayerfully meditating on the subjects proposed for your consideration, you may grow in the knowledge and love of God, may strive constantly after that which is the will of God - your personal sanctification and, in the imitation of Jesus Christ, your divine Master and Model, you may practise the virtues proper to your state of life, as inculcated especially in the Eight Beatitudes, so that you may ultimately achieve your destiny and one day be admitted to the City of the Saints, the everlasting happiness of which is indicated by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Corinthians: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love Him,” and which is described by St. John in the Apocalypse: “Behold the tabernacle of God with men. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more; for the former things are passed away.”

Imprimatur 1933, softcover, 662 pages.

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