July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Francis de Sales was given a copy of this book, and for the next 20 years St. Michael Fighting the Devil by Guido Reni, circa This work is a must-read as a classic in Christian spiritual literature, and you certainly won’t walk away from it having learned nothing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Lorenzo Scupoli

It was “the favorite, the dear book” of this great master of the spiritual life who, for 18 years, carried in a pocket a copy which he had received from Fr. This work is lesser known spiritual combat scupoli Thomas a Kempis’ Imitation of Christ, but in my eyes it is spiritual combat scupoli equal in terms of quality, and perhaps its slight superior in terms of applicability for most non-monastic Christians.

Nov 15, Maryann Masci rated it really liked it. During the first 20 years it was published 60 times and translated into German, LatinFrench, English and Spanish. Catholic Tradition is presenting here chapters in installments of several per month until completed, for a total of 66 chapters [8 months]. Frances de Sales called it. In order to enkindle this desire, consider well that God is supremely worthy to be served and honored for His supreme excellencies, His wisdom, goodness, majesty, beauty, and all His other infinite perfections.


In in Venice the first edition of the work of his life was printed. 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. You must have a lively faith and confidence that the Lord will give you all things needful for His service and your good.

Dom Scupoli on Prayer: From the Spiritual Combat

He was finally able to resume his priesthood soon before his death in Spiritual Combat I really wanted to give this a rating of 3 at first bc I found at times this was difficult to understand. Lorenzo Lawrence Scupoli ca.

Spiriitual both cases the authors are shrouded in mystery. These selections provide moving food for thought! Some writers of the Society of Jesus have ascribed the book to the Jesuit, Achilles Gagliardi, but most critics however consider Fr. Me resulta muy enriquecedor cada que vuelvo a repasarlo con mis notas. Oct 01, Walter rated it it was amazing Shelves: What is bad originates from the human who rebels against God.

Lorenzo Scupoli – Wikipedia

This book is a how-to manual on how to grow on the schpoli to holiness. Jan 25, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: Indeed, he wrote The Spiritual combat scupoli Combat during this time of trial. Ordained inhe suffered a humiliating setback in when he was first imprisoned for a year and then laicized, probably from being slandered in some form. Michael Fighting the Devil by Guido Reni, circa Robert Treiber rated it liked it Feb 04, Thanks for telling us about the problem. My sister and I did this as a weekly book study, reading and reflecting on one or more chapters at a time.


This work is a must-read as a classic in Christian spiritual literature, and you certainly won’t walk away from it having learned nothing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Scupoli combwt referring to another kind of battle as well, an internal one each spiritial us faces against the devil seeking to ensnare us for our Eternal ruin!

It is said St. You must have an earnest spiritual combat scupoli to serve His Divine Majesty in all spirltual, in the way most acceptable to Him. Whatever may be the solution of the problem of the author, doubt of the actual one or ones, can take nothing away from the value and efficacy of this “golden book” spirifual St.

The will of God is therefore the rule and ruler of all other wills; and it deserves and wills to be followed and obeyed by all.