The Abbe de Tourville's Letters of Directionare full of profound wisdom and insight. This is why they are also very practical and remain permanently contemporary.
H.A. Williams CR
The charm strength and appealing guidance given by the Abbe de Tourville can be summed up as his 'Sanctified Common Sense'- the measure of care, caution,boldness and acceptance signified in 'Behave just as naturally as if you were coming downstairs'- which is a clear picture of Incarnation and the ordinary following of Christ.
The Abbe de Tourville is one of those writers, of sound spirituality and sanctified common sense, whose works become minor classics with something to say for all ages. He knows that while the road to God is demanding, something has gone wrong if we feel anxious or fearfulk as we trewad along it. It is a book to be pondered over, rather than to be read at one sitting.
Dom Adhelm Cameron-Brown
Abbot of Prinknash
About the Author
Abbe Henri de Tourville was born in Paris in 1842 and died in 1903 in Pont Audemer (where the cheese comes from)