In consoling thoughts on eternity, st Francis de sales, the beloved doctor of the church, speaks to us of the Christian manner in which we should mourn those whom we have lost. taken mostly from the letters of the saints, this masterful work gives us the consolation he offered to parents on the deaths of their sons, to a lady on the death of her father, a wife on the death of her husband, and others mourning their loved ones. read and enrich yourself..