The Ordinary Path to Holiness

The Ordinary Path to Holiness

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by R. Thomas Richard
     
 

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How does a human person "grow" spiritually? How do we "work out our salvation"? What are we to expect, and anticipate, on this journey of searching for, and finding, and following our Lord? This is our path, our pilgrimage - how important it is to have a guide!

This book re-presents in a new way the guide of traditional Catholic spirituality, tested and… See more details below

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How does a human person "grow" spiritually? How do we "work out our salvation"? What are we to expect, and anticipate, on this journey of searching for, and finding, and following our Lord? This is our path, our pilgrimage - how important it is to have a guide!

This book re-presents in a new way the guide of traditional Catholic spirituality, tested and proven in the crucible of holy saints, over many centuries. The human soul develops, and grows, in a similar way to other aspects of a human person: we grow physically, we grow emotionally, we grow intellectually in stages. So also, our spiritual life develops in stages, three stages: the beginning, or purgative stage; the proficient, or illuminative stage; the perfect, or unitive stage. Understanding this traditional Catholic spirituality will give the reader powerful insights into his or her personal joumey and pilgrimage!

After reading this, you may well exclaim, "Why isn't this taught in every parish in America? Why haven't I heard this before?" The strange answer may be that this traditional Catholic wisdom is receding into obscurity in our times, respected and passed on by a few, but largely unknown or ignored by many. This tradition of the three ways needs to be rediscovered in the Church today!

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Editorial Reviews

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
"The Ordinary Path to Holiness will be an immense help in understanding the spiritual journey for anyone who is beginning to make progress in the spiritual life. It will also be a good review for those familiar with the Catholic literature on this important subject."

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, Founder of The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Marcus Grodi
"Many converts struggle in the transition from their previous spiritualities into the sometimes debilitating width, depth, breadth and height of Catholic mystical spirituality. Where does one begin? I believe that this is the best summary of basic Catholic spirituality I have found yet, and therefore is a great place to begin."

Marcus Grodi, Founder of The Coming Home Network
Prof. Scott Hahn, Ph.D.
"Profound and practical, The Ordinary Path to Holiness shares an approach to the spiritual life that integrates Scripture, liturgy and doctrine. This book feeds both head and heart."

Scott Hahn, Founder of Institute of Applied Biblical Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012316660
Publisher:
Fidelis Presentations
Publication date:
03/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,302,570
File size:
1 MB

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