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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Do not let the weakness of your nature be an excuse. I really wanted to give this a rating of 3 at first bc I found at times this was difficult to understand. Set up a giveaway.

The Spiritual Combat

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The author outlines the steps and aids confessionfom, among others to help us be victorious in our daily quest for sanctity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Books by Lorenzo Scupoli. Charlie Burnham rated it really liked it Jan 10, But they are two contrasting realities. Showing of 71 reviews. It is very much useful for spiritual direction and spiritual growth.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Spiritual Combat apparently had quite an influence on St Francis de Sales, so the similarities do not surprise me. People have kicked God out of their lives and the devil is filling the void.


It does not go into the issues of systematic theology that would be a barrier for many of the various Christian traditions. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. What is bad originates from the human who rebels against God.

I have been asked to This book is a how-to manual on how to grow on the road to holiness. Trivia About The Spiritual Combat. 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. I have dog-eared, underlined, written notes, and prayed with this book ever since coming into full communion with the Catholic church.

The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Francis de Sales was given a copy of this book, and for the next 20 years St. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity.

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 lornezo and served by all. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Feb 08, Lisa rated it it was amazing.


It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. I am a Protestant and there is more than enough guidance for me and other non-Catholics in the work due to the author’s practical standpoint.

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And even though it was written years ago, it’s relevance today is still amazing. Feb 14, Pam rated it really liked it. Benedict Works of Suplicius Severus, S. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable lorrenzo. He was arrested for a year and deprived of the priestly faculties. He took Holy Orders exceptionally fast, after eight scupol. The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli.

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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. Jan 11, Kevin rated it really liked it. Oorenzo also recommend St Ignatius works on spiritual discernment, the examine prayer and making decisions spiritually. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.