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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It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. 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. I really wanted to give this a rating of 3 at first bc I found at times this was difficult to understand.

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Robert Paul Mohan Translator. 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.

Available in Kindle E-Book: This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat Scupoli was from Otranto in Apulia. Orthodox Monasteries Throughout The World http: After all, that’s how I came into possession of my first copy.

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It is a nuts and bolts lornzo of how to fight the spiritual battle for our souls on a daily basis. Patrick Reynolds rated it it was amazing Jan 06, They can be an occasion for the devil to lead us astray, to self-love, vanity and false virtue. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity.


St Francis de Sales carried this book with him wherever he went and for the rest of his life. John rated it it was amazing Apr 18, The one who does not do this scuppli, 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 did me, the reader. I have occasionally seen excerpts from this book used by other writers and decided that I wanted to “go to the source.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Very good Very inspiring, informative and educational.

Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Father Gallagher’s books and talks on them are excellent eom practical. Posted by Father David Bird O. It is said St. But they are two contrasting realities. I plan to re-read this again in the future.

The Spiritual Combat

There is a big focus on our own sinfulness and weakness and the necessity of turning to God and relying on Him alone. Just like Introduction to the Devout Life, this book should most certainly be read yearly, at a minimum. I would highly recommend that all Christians read this book as frequently as possible. In Greece, it was translated by St Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain who was a mystic and spiritual father in his own right.


Although it is from a pre-Reformation Catholic perspective any Pietist i. Buy the selected items together This item: 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.

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.

Books by Lorenzo Scupoli. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Do not let the weakness of your nature be an excuse.

Trent Francis rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Do not let the weakness of your nature be an excuse.

He reminds the Christian that nobody should be scupolii when he finds himself in sin. Truly incredible spiritual wisdom and riches. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Please try again later.

Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th,