"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."

St Augustine

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"To think of oneself as nothing, and always to think well and highly of others is the best and most perfect wisdom. Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. "

Thomas Kempis

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Contents (cont)

PART V - EXTRAORDINARY GRACES

LIII. CHARISMS OR GRACES Gratis Datae
A. Nature and Division of the Charisms
B. Application of This Doctrine by St. John of the Cross

LIV. DIVINE REVELATIONS AND VISIONS
A. What Should Be Thought of Private Revelations
B. Supernatural Visions

LV. SUPERNATURAL WORDS AND DIVINE TOUCHES
A. The Different Kinds of Supernatural Words
B. Divine Touches

LVI. STIGMATIZATION AND SUGGESTION
A. The Traditional Teaching
B. Ecstasy and Stigmatization
C. Levitation
D. Luminous Effluvia
E. Fragrant Effluvia
F. Prolonged Abstinence

LVII. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EXTRAORDINARY DIVINE FACTS AND MORBID PHENOMENA
A. Differences on the Part of the Subject
B. Differences on the Part of the Phenomena
C. Differences in the Effects
D. An Examination of Some Particular Facts
E. Note

LVIII. DIABOLICAL PHENOMENA
A. Obsession
B. Possession
1. A Striking Example
2. Note

EPILOGUE - THE AXIS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE AND ITS UNITY

I

A. The Distinction between Ascetical and Mystical Theology as It Has Often Been Proposed Since the Seventeenth Century
B. Disadvantages from a Wrong Understanding of the Division between Ascetical and Mystical Theology
C. Various Forms of Simplified Prayer
D. The Axis of the Spiritual Life and Ascetical Theology Rightly Understood
E. The Axis of the Spiritual Life and True Mystical Theology

II

THE BEATIFIC VISION AND ITS NORMAL PRELUDE
A. The Absolutely Immediate Vision of the Divine Essence
B. The Normal and Immediate Prelude of the Beatific Union


ADDENDA

ON THE NATURE OF SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY

SYNTHESIS OF THE TREATISE ON The Three Ages of the Interior Life

SUMMARY OF THE WORK IN THREE RETREATS
A. First Retreat: On Spiritual Progress
B. Second Retreat: On the Spiritual Organism.
C. Third Retreat: On Christian Perfection


 

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