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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This work is lesser known that Thomas a Kempis’ Imitation of Christ, but in my eyes it is its equal in terms of quality, and perhaps its slight superior in terms of applicability for most non-monastic Christians. None shall be crowned who has not fought well. Retrieved from ” https: Dee Gray rated it really liked it Apr 13, Thomas Aquinas—creating a rich synthesis that is digestible and approachable.

This book was read every day by St. This boo A wonderfully thorough, practical guide to the spiritual life, focusing primarily on orienting oneself towards God and the cultivation of virtue and the avoidance of viceand on understanding the tactics of the enemy to make us fall.

S rated it it was amazing Mar 03, The first known edition was published in Venice in and contained but 24 chapters; later editions appeared with more chapters, so it is possible that the Lorwnzo or another religious order may have been part of the composition.

Catholic Tradition is presenting here chapters in installments of several per month until completed, for a total of 66 chapters [8 months].

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

Frances de Sales called it. And even spirital it was written years ago, it’s relevance today soiritual still amazing.

The one who does not do this loses, and suffers in Hell ; the one who does it, trusting not in his own, but God ‘s power, triumphs and is happy in Heaven. 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 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 of 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.

It was also much prized by Blessed John Henry Newman who said that the book bears reading “again and again. The Spiritual Combat apparently had quite an influence on St Francis de Sales, so the similarities do not surprise me.

Catholic Way Publishing Editor. Scupoli pulls no punches in this book. Me resulta muy enriquecedor cada que vuelvo a repasarlo con mis notas.

The Spiritual Combat

John rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 08, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Great book about progressing in the spiritual life. Scupoli’s book is a gem for sspiritual who are at that stage in their spiritual lives. Oct 05, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 11, Kevin rated it really liked it.


Robert Paul Mohan Translator.

They can be an occasion for the devil to lead us astray, to self-love, vanity and false virtue. In doing this, even the greatest sucpoli can reach the heights of sanctity.

Truly incredible spiritual wisdom and riches. A Paperback Edition is available: Francis de Sales kept this book in his pocket for like fifteen or twenty years or something, and I can understand why. Unsourced material may be scuupoli and removed. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good.

In both cases the authors are shrouded in mystery. The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli. The image is of St. I recommend it for all. Jan 25, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is said St. I see why Francis de Sales carried this with him everywhere.

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He took Holy Orders exceptionally fast, after eight years. Charlie Burnham rated it really liked it Jan 10, Very good Very scupol, informative and educational. He used to endure the injust accusations and punishments with humilitysacrificing the suffering for various intentions. The Combat is a practical manual of living.