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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I see why Francis de Sales carried this with him everywhere. Scupoli in Padua himself. In doing this, even the greatest sinner can reach the heights of sanctity.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jan 11, Kevin rated it really liked it. Several 17th century editions were published under the name of the Spanish Benedictine, John of Castanzia. Muy explicativo, para mi fue sorprendente.

Sabu Augustine rated it it was amazing Aug 06, This book was read every day by St. The purpose of the work is to lead the soul to the summit of spiritual perfection, by means of a constant, courageous struggle against our evil nature, which tends to keep us away from that goal. Trent Francis rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Deep but 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.


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.

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The Angel who protects you and the Saints who intercede for you are more numerous. Whatever may be the solution of the problem of the author, doubt of the actual one or ones, can take nothing away from the value and efficacy of this svupoli book” as St.

In in Venice the first edition of the work of his life was printed. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant lorrnzo against egoistic l The Spiritual Combat by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli Illustrated: The important thing is not to rely on our own good works or virtues, rather it is to rely on God with the same vigor that a baby relies on its parents for its basic needs.

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Some writers of the Society of Jesus have ascribed the book to the Jesuit, Achilles Gagliardi, but most critics however consider Fr. Want to Read Currently Reading Combay. Just like Introduction to the Devout Life, this book should most certainly be read yearly, at a minimum. Catholic Way Publishing Editor.


Robert Paul Mohan Translator. He will not refuse your request. When you read it, do as St. I would highly recommend that all Christians read this book as frequently as possible. If your strength fails you, ask more from God. Dee Gray rated it really liked it Apr 13, Jan 25, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli.

Spiritual life consists rather in a sense of our weakness, loving God and hating ourselves, renouncing our own will with only the purpose of pleasing and loving Him and doing all that He should be loved and served by all. Francis de Sales kept this book in his pocket for like porenzo or twenty years or something, and I can understand why.

During the first 20 years it was published 60 times and translated into German, LatinFrench, English and Spanish. An excellent guide for spiritual growth! It did me, the reader. But it was also very spirituql boggling also and thought provoking.

The Combat is a practical manual of living.