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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He was arrested for a year and deprived of the priestly faculties. Everyone sins, and without the Grace of Christ we are powerless to resist it. Quotes from The Spiritual Combat. Views Read Edit View history. Spiritaul not let the weakness of your nature be an excuse.

Francis de Sales kept this book in his pocket for like fifteen or twenty years or something, and I can understand why. Francis kept a copy on him constantly, reading small passages on a daily basis.

Trivia About The Spiritual Combat. Two main points from the book are distrusting in self and only trusting in God and doing everything with the simple intention of pleasing God.

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Robert Treiber rated it liked it Feb 04, 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.


S rated it it was ths Mar 03, I’m not sure how it reads in Italian, but Scupoli as he is often rendered into English has a lot of long, winding sentences with lots of prepositional and parenthetical phrases that can sometimes make his meaning hard to follow.

Muy explicativo, para mi fue sorprendente. The author was a genius, the kind that can only be inspired by the grace of God and his book is a Catholic treasure and one epiritual the greatest gifts God could have given any age, but most especially this benighted age which has lost its appreciation for the kind of simplicity necessary for sanctity.

Lewinna rated it it was amazing Feb 13, There is a big focus on our own sinfulness and weakness and the necessity of turning to God and relying on Him alone. Refresh and try again. In in Venice the first edition of the work of his life was printed. Frances de Sales did, in small chunks with lots of meditation on each reading.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat Patrick Reynolds rated it it was amazing Jan 06, 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. The Saint read some pages of it every day, entrusted to its supernatural and human wisdom, the guidance of his soul, and recommended it to all under his direction.


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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Oct spieitual, Walter rated it it was amazing Shelves: I will never stop reading this book. Open Preview See a Problem? At once it gained huge esteem and became a bestseller. In both cases the authors are shrouded in mystery. Robert Paul Mohan Translator. Jan 11, Kevin rated it really liked it. In he was accused of breaking the rule.

Beautiful, profound, intense, but not harsh. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good.