The following text comes from the first Chapter of the book entitled: “The Spiritual Combat” by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. Lorenzo Scupoli. by Fr. Dom Lorenzo Scupoli based on text at First published in A.D.. (None is vanquished in this. The Spiritual Combat has ratings and 17 reviews. Walter said: The Spiritual Combat is a manual of the spiritual life written by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli.

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Lorenzo Scupoli

Everyone sins, and without the Grace of Christ we are powerless to resist it. Therefore, beloved, I advise and entreat you to cherish a love for that which lorrenzo painful and difficult, for such things will bring you victory over self—on this all depends. Set up a giveaway.

It does not go into the issues of systematic theology that would be a barrier for many of the various Christian traditions. Catholic Way Publishing; 1st edition Lorenzp 7, Language: Books by Lorenzo Scupoli. Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, Truth can only come with its own light.

I also recommend St Ignatius works on spiritual discernment, the examine prayer and making decisions spiritually. This should be mandatory reading for Catholics, though Catholicism is not mandatory to benefit from this book. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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I see why Francis de Sales carried this with him everywhere. Early in his life, St. Yet, we need truth. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli

Start reading The Spiritual Combat on your Kindle in under a minute. Available in Kindle E-Book: Aidan Hart Orthodox icon painter and carver – Byzantine and Russian icons. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity. These issues are easily put aside without doing any real violence to the basics of Scupoli’s teachings and guidance.

The work of Scupoli analyses various usual situations and advises how to cope with them, preserving a pure conscience and improving virtue.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Lorenzzo. Francis de Sales was given a copy of this book, and for the next 20 years St. The Imitation of Christ – Zippered Cover. Scupoli’s book is a gem for those who are at that stage in their spiritual svupoli. If your strength fails you, ask more from God.

He also translated the Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyolaattributing them to a “wise man”. I compared most of the available translations in English and concluded that TAN did an admirable job of being faithful while also breaking up some of these sentences and phrases in a manner that makes for much better reading.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. See all 71 reviews. Fr David Bird Me on a good day. Spiritual Combat I really wanted to give this a rating of 3 at first bc I found at times this was difficult to understand. Want to Read saving….

Lorenzo Scupoli Quotes (Author of The Spiritual Combat and a Treatise on Peace of Soul)

It is a nuts and bolts manual of how to fight the spiritual battle for our souls on a daily basis. Jan 26, Becca McNally rated it it was amazing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Would that some abbots of the Holy Mountain were as open nowadays!!


Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! To ask other readers questions about The Spiritual Combatplease sign up. Charlie Burnham rated it really liked it Jan 10, Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Robert Treiber rated it liked it Lorezo 04, This is not light reading for a sunny afternoon, but the subjects are broken down enough to where you can pick it up, pick a page and read for a while.

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. The only exceptions to this point would be the entire chapter dedicated to the importance eom the mass, and in the little reminders spread throughout the book that it was written for monks under the authority of their religious superiors.

St Francis de Sales carried this book with him wherever he went and for the rest of his life. July Loreenzo how and when to remove this template message. The Imitation of Christ. That the whole observance of Perfection is not set down in this Rule May.