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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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The one who does not do logenzo 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.

It was also much prized by Blessed John Henry Newman who said that the book bears reading “again and again.

John rated it spirituap was amazing Apr 18, A Paperback Edition is available: Frances de Sales called it. Great book aimed at fighting the vices in ones life!

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. Kindle Editionpages. Everyone sins, and without the Grace of Christ we are powerless to resist it.

Scupoli’s book is a gem for those who are at that stage in their spiritual lives.

Highly recommend for advancing spiritual life. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is said St. Patrick Reynolds rated it it was amazing Jan 06, An excellent guide for spiritual growth! July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli

Augustine, and the thought of St. And even though scupolli was written years ago, it’s relevance today is still amazing. Views Read Edit View history. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good.

Lorenzo Scupoli

Refresh and try again. The image is of St. The book itself is at once very practical but also centred entirely on advancement in the spiritual life.

Excellent book for spiritual growth.


Some writers of the Society of Jesus have ascribed the book to the Jesuit, Achilles Gagliardi, but most critics however consider Fr. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity. Quotes from The Spiritual Combat. Therefore, beloved, I advise and entreat you to cherish a love for that which is painful and difficult, for such things will bring you victory over self—on this all depends.

Beautiful, profound, intense, but not harsh. They can be an occasion for the devil to lead us astray, to self-love, vanity and false virtue.

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. He used to endure the injust accusations and punishments with humilitysacrificing the suffering for various intentions.


Dee Gray rated it really liked it Apr 13, Sabu Augustine rated it it was amazing Aug 06, None shall be crowned who has not fought well.

This book is essential Catholic reading for life! 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. Feb 08, Lisa rated it it was amazing.

The Spiritual Combat

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Francis de Sales kept this book in his pocket for spiritial fifteen or twenty years or something, and I can understand why. Let the words sink in, and practice its good counsels as often as you can.

The guidance here is clear, concrete, useful, and powerful. Michael Fighting the Devil by Guido Reni, circa 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.

Thomas Aquinas—creating a rich synthesis that is digestible and approachable. Several 17th century editions were published under the name of the Spanish Benedictine, John of Castanzia.