Taken from the book of the same title by DOM LORENZO SCUPOLI The Spiritual Combat is known as one of the greatest classics in ascetic theology, along. The Spiritual Combat. Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. Translated by. William Lester and Robert Paul Mohan. by Newman Bookshop, New York, US. This work is. Spiritual. Spiritual Combat. By Dom Lorenzo Scupoli . Gagliardi, but most critics however consider Fr. Lawrence Scupoli as the author of this famous treatise.

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The Spiritual Combat is known as one of the greatest classics in ascetic theology, along with The Imitation of Christ. Christopher Allen Russo rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Frances de Sales did, in small chunks with lots of meditation on each reading.

Everything is presented in short little chapters on specific topics; not a few of them focus on how to counter the attacks of the devil. Finally he was exculpated from blame, but he had to wait for it almost till his death. Spiritual Combat I really wanted to give this a rating of 3 at first bc I found at times this was difficult to understand.

The Spiritual Combat

Consider this—if the fury of your enemies is great, and their numbers overwhelming, the love which God holds for you is infinitely greater. A Paperback Edition is available: Robert Paul Mohan Translator.


An excellent guide for spiritual growth! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It did me, the reader. Augustine, and the thought of St. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Retrieved from ” https: Apr 11, Ryan rated it it was amazing. It was “the favorite, the dear book” of this great master of the spiritual life who, for 18 years, carried in a pocket a copy which he had received from Fr.

Lorenzo Scupoli

Open Preview See a Problem? Deep spiritkal full of nuggets Dom Scupoli’s style is clearly of his time, so difficult to access in ours, but there are clearly some spiritual truths and definitely some sound advice buried herein.

Mar 21, Dianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Do not let the weakness of your nature be an excuse. Oct 05, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Frances de Sales called it. This book was his spiritual handbook, sdupoli with an endorsement like that, who can argue that this book is a classic?

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Catholic Way Publishing Editor. Truly incredible spiritual wisdom and riches.

Refresh and try again. Just like Introduction to the Devout Life, this book should most certainly be read yearly, at a minimum. Catholic Tradition is lorenoz here chapters in installments of several per month until completed, for a total of 66 chapters [8 months].



Many who aspire to the spiritual life, being rather lovers of themselves than of that which is needful although indeed they know it notselect for the most part those practices which accord with their own taste, and neglect others which touch to the quick their natural inclinations and sensual appetites, to overcome which all reason demands that they should put forth their full strength. What is bad originates from the human who rebels against God.

Francis kept a copy on him constantly, reading small passages on a daily basis. Even though this book was written by an abbot for monks, it is very applicable to the lives of lay people as well.

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