Table of contents for The complete Fãaenelon / translated and edited by Robert J. Edmonson and Hal M. Helms.

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Contents
Introduction to The Complete Fénelon	10
About This Edition	15
Part 1: The Royal Way of the Cross	16
Introduction to Part 1, The Royal Way of the Cross	17
1 Seeing Our True Spiritual State Before God	18
2 Real Conversion	19
3 What Does God Ask of You?	20
4 Fear of Being Wrong	21
5 False and Real Humility	22
6 The Deceitfulness of Self-Love	23
7 Criticizing Others	24
8 False Notions of Spiritual Progress	25
9 The Right Use of Trials	26
10 Prolonged Trials	27
11 Anxiety about the Future	29
12 The Struggle of Self-Will	30
13 Self-Deceit	31
14 The Dangers of Imagination	32
15 The Dangers of Human Praise	33
16 Dealing Wisely with the Faults of Others	34
17 The Dangers of Self-Chosen Plans	36
18 Using Eager Aspirations	37
19 The Need of Calming Natural Activity	38
20 Doing Everything for God	39
21 The Danger of Compromise	40
22 The Life of Peace	41
23 To One in Spiritual Distress	42
24 Bearing the Bad Opinions of the World	43
25 Christian Perfection	44
26 The Burden of Prosperity	46
27 God¿s Various Crosses	48
28 Simplicity and Self-Consciousness (I)	50
29 Simplicity and Self-Consciousness (II)	51
30 Simplicity and Self-Consciousness (III)	53
31 Rules for a Busy Life	56
32 God¿s Crosses Are Safer than Self-Chosen Crosses	57
33 Lukewarmness	59
34 The Use of Seasons of Spiritual Peace	60
35 The Dangers of Intellectual Attractions	61
36 The Use of Time	62
37 The Loving Severity of God	64
38 Dryness and Deadness in Prayer	66
39 Peace of Conscience	68
40 Slackness	69
41 Openness and Candor	70
42 Patience Under Contradiction	71
43 Bearing Insults	72
44 Freedom from Self	73
45 The Presence of God	74
46 Seeing Ourselves in God¿s Light	76
47 Being Deprived of Conscious Sweetness	78
48 Conformity to the Will of God (I)	79
49 Conformity to the Will of God (II)	80
50 Seeking Help in Inner Trouble	81
51 Legalism and Freedom	82
52 The Right Use of Crosses	83
Part 2: Talking With God	84
Introduction to Part 2, Talking With God	85
1 How to Talk with God	86
2 Desiring God¿s Will	87
3 True Prayer of the Heart	88
4 Maintaining a Life of Prayer	89
5 Choosing Companions Wisely	92
6 The Practice of Humility	93
7 Conforming to the Life of Jesus	94
8 The Uses of Humiliation	95
9 Bearing Our Faults Patiently	96
10 When Feelings Fail Us	97
11 When We Feel Abandoned by God	98
12 Living in the Present	99
13 Pure Love	100
14 The Refinements of Self-Love	101
15 Listening to God Rather than Self	103
16 The Miracle of Self-Denial	104
17 Bearing the Criticism of Others	106
18 Meeting Temptations	107
19 The Giver or the Gifts?	108
20 When Undergoing Great Weakness	109
21 The Interior Voice of the Spirit	110
22 Judge Cautiously	112
23 The Last Shall Be First	113
24 When Spiritually Disheartened	114
25 Dealing with Our Faults	115
26 Faithfulness in Small Things	117
27 Exactness and Freedom of Spirit	119
28 Dealing with Contradictory Feelings	121
29 Maintaining Faith Without Feelings	123
30 Undue Attachment to Feelings	124
31 The Proper Use of Crosses	126
32 Joy in Bearing the Cross	128
33 What God Orders Is Best	129
34 Keeping All Our Affections in God	130
35 Two Kinds of Love	131
36 Our Union in God	132
37 Bearing Suffering	133
38 Suffering Rightly	134
39 The Usefulness of Deprivations	135
40 The Value of Moderation	136
41 Regarding Prayer	137
42 Keeping a Spirit of Prayer	138
43 When Spiritual Emotions Fade	139
44 Dealing with Sickness and Grief	140
45 Bearing Spiritual Dryness	141
46 Using Time Wisely	142
47 Preserving Peace with Others	144
48 True Freedom	145
49 Dealing with a Haughty Spirit	146
50 Thinking of Death	147
51 The Cross as a Treasure	148
Part 3: Meditations on the Heart of God	149
Introduction to Part 3, Meditations on the Heart of God	150
1 Where Is Our Faith?	152
2 The Kingdom Within	153
3 The Narrow Door	154
4 Molded into Jesus¿ Image	155
5 Devotion to God (1)	156
6 Devotion to God (2)	157
7 God¿s Wisdom	158
8 A Holy Mind	159
9 Patient Acceptance	160
10 What God Sends Is Right	161
11 Love God¿s Will	162
12 Jesus Our Model	163
13 Pray Faithfully	164
14 Never Stop Knocking	165
15 Listen to the Right Voice	166
16 Doing God¿s Will	167
17 The Right Use of Crosses	168
18 The Blessing of Suffering	169
19 Be Merciful	170
20 One Thing Is Needful	171
21 Be Ready	172
22 Steadfastness in Hope	173
23 A Harvest of Joy	174
24 Our Daily Bread	175
25 Hunger for Righteousness	176
26 True Peace	177
27 True Joy	178
28 Seek the Water that Satisfies	179
29 Happy Tears	180
30 Eternal Riches	181
31 Earthly Wisdom	182
32 Trust God	183
33 Strength Through Weakness	184
34 God¿s Mercy	185
35 Become Mature	186
36 Time Is Precious	187
37 Redeem the Time	188
38 The Radiant Path of Faith	189
39 God¿s Kindly Hand (1)	190
40 God¿s Kindly Hand (2)	191
41 True Love for God	192
42 Divine Fire	193
43 Set Me Apart	194
44 Set Me Aflame	195
45 The Words of Eternal Life	196
46 Let the Light Shine Through	197
47 The Blind World¿s Fate	198
48 Love Not the World (1)	199
49 Love Not the World (2)	200
50 Break My Bonds	201
51 Dangerous Friends	202
52 Fleeing from the World	203
53 The Last Will Be First	204
54 Attention to Love	205
55 Service to Others	206
56 A Humble Heart	207
57 True Glory	208
58 Our Deliverer Is Coming	209
59 The Flesh and the Word	210
60 Christ Lives¿In Me	211
61 Rest in God¿s Heart	212
62 Teach Us to Pray	213
63 Where Is Our Love?	214
64 Behold My Love	215
65 Strive First for God¿s Kingdom	216
66 I Shall Not Want	217
67 Hunger for God	218
68 Unshakable Desire for God	219
69 Learning from the Master (1)	220
70 Learning from the Master (2)	221
71 Learning from the Master (3)	222
72 Make Me Worthy of Your Peace	223
73 See God¿s Mercy	224
74 Life-Giving Pain	225
75 The Precious Gift of Suffering	226
76 Sustain My Heart	227
77 Give Me Yourself	228
78 Be My Patience	229
79 Your Servant Is Listening	230
80 Deliver Me from Myself	231
81 Flooded with Grace	232
82 My Strength Fails Me	233
83 Join Me to Yourself	234
84 Set Me Free	235
85 The Sacrifice of My Days	236
Part 4: God of My Heart: Meditations on Feasts and Fasts	237
Introduction to Part 4, God of My Heart	238
1. Advent	240
2. St. Thomas (December 21)	242
3. Christmas Day (December 25)	245
4. St. John the Evangelist (December 27)	246
5. The Circumcision (January 1)	248
6. Epiphany (January 6)	250
7. The Conversion of St. Paul, part 1 (January 25)	252
8. The Conversion of St. Paul, part 2 (January 25)	254
9. The Presentation in the Temple (February 2)	256
10. Lent	258
11. Holy Thursday	260
12. Good Friday	262
13. Holy Saturday	264
14. Ascension	266
15. Pentecost	268
16. The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)	270
17. St. Mary Magdalene (July 22)	272
18. The Assumption (August 15)	274
19. St. Augustine (August 28)	276
20. All Saints¿ Day (November 1)	278
21. All Souls¿ Day (November 2)	280
Acknowledgments	282
Notes ((currently placed on p. 285 due to MS Word¿s handling of notes))	285
For Further Reading ((currently placed on p. 283 due to MS Word¿s handling of notes))	283

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Spirituality -- Catholic Church.
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.
Fãaenelon, Franºcois de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715 -- Correspondence.
Meditations.
Church year meditations.