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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 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. I have dog-eared, underlined, written notes, and prayed with this book ever since coming into full communion with the Catholic church.

Nov 15, Maryann Masci rated it really liked it. I will never stop reading this book. If your strength fails you, ask more from God.

S rated it it was amazing 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.

Deep lorezno 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. During the first 20 years it was published 60 times and translated into German, LatinFrench, English and Spanish. Truly incredible spiritual wisdom and riches.

The Spiritual Combat

Siempre observo algo diferente y releerlo siempre me ayuda. The image is of St. 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” as St. Just as a soldier carries a book of tactics which shows him how to engage the enemy in any given circumstance, so this book gives the Catholic practical advice about how to pray, how to practice the virtues, and how to avoid evil in one’s life.


It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. There is a big focus on our own sinfulness and weakness and the necessity of turning to God and relying on Him alone.

Scupoli’s book is a gem for those who are lornezo that stage in their spiritual lives. 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. Want to Read saving….

The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli

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.

Lists with This Book. Trent Francis rated it it was amazing Spirituao 23, But it was also very mind boggling also and thought provoking. Feb 08, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Feb 14, Pam rated it really liked it. The Angel who protects you and the Saints who intercede for you are more numerous.

Lorenzo Scupoli – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat He took Holy Orders exceptionally fast, after eight years. Scupoli was from Otranto in Apulia. 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.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 11, Ryan rated it it was amazing. When you read it, do as St. Francis kept a copy on him constantly, reading small passages on a daily basis. It did me, scuoli reader. Michael Fighting the Devil by Guido Reni, circa Being already in a mature age inspiritjal joined the Theatines.

In he was accused of breaking the rule. I see why Francis de Sales carried this with him everywhere. In the 19th century, Russian monk Theophanes paraphrased it, writing The Invisible Fighta book which had big influence on the Orthodox Church.

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 loved and served by all. Loenzo chapters are very short, but packed with great snippets. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Quotes from The Spiritual Combat.

They can be an occasion for the devil to lead us astray, to self-love, vanity and false virtue. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings csupoli replacing them with sacrifice and charity.