Alphonsus de Liguori: Selected Writings

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809137718
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Classics of Western Spirituality Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,062,266
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Preface 4
Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787): His Life, Writings, and Spirituality 9
Spiritual Writings
Divine Love and the Means of Acquiring it 57
Conformity to the Will of God 69
Motives for Confidence in the Divine Mercy 94
The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ 106
Spiritual Direction
Direction of Souls Who Wish to Lead a Deeply Spiritual Life 165
Encouragement for a Troubled Soul 201
Peace for Scrupulous Souls 209
Devotional Writings
Novena to the Sacred Heart 219
The Blessed Virgin Mary: Selected Writings and the Glories of Mary 246
Prayer
A Way of Conversing Continually with God as with a Friend 271
Prayer, the Great Means of Salvation [Selections] 291
The Practice of Mental Prayer and an Outline of a Simple Method of Making Mental Prayer 302
Moral Theology 315
The Confessor as Father 317
A Careful Judgment 318
The Importance of Studying Moral Theology 319
Returning Stolen Goods 320
The Scrupulous Person 322
What is Conscience? 323
The Importance and Limit of the Law 324
The Importance of the Right Intention 325
The Practice of Charity 326
Study and Reflection 327
Explaining the Moral System to a Friend 328
Advice for Priests Who Minister to Those Condemned to Death 330
Letters 339
Letter 1 To Sister Maria Celeste Crostarosa 339
Letter 2 A Letter to a Priest of the Diocese of Naples 352
Letter 3 Concerning the Election of the Next Pope 354
Letter 4 To His Brother, Don Hercules de Liguori in Naples 357
Letter 5 To the Redemptorist Novices in the Noviceship at Deliceto 359
Letter 6 To the Daughter of the Prince of Ardore 361
Letter 7 To the Fathers and Brothers of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer 364
Notes 375
Chronological List of Alphonsus's Writings 401
Select Bibliography (with Abbreviations) 405
Indexes 407
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