Discerning Your Spiritual Journey with Saint John of Avila, Doctor of the Church

Discerning Your Spiritual Journey with Saint John of Avila, Doctor of the Church

by Denise Clare Oliver

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ISBN-13: 9780852447666
Publisher: Gracewing
Publication date: 04/26/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

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Discerning Your Spiritual Journey with Saint John of Avila, Doctor of the Church 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you miss this book? It is the first one written in English on the spiritual master since he was declared a doctor of the Church in 2012. A “pioneer in pointing the universal call to holiness,” as Pope Benedict XVI called him, in this book Denise Clare Oliver presents the teachings of St. John of Avila for Christians who are trying to grow in their spiritual life. The author avails herself of translations of the saint’s 16th century writings to present the perennial value of his insights. Placing St. John of Avila’s teachings along those of other classical spiritual figures, mainly St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux, Oliver shows how the new doctor empowers the supernatural organism and offers tools for discernment to assist individuals in their search for union with God. Oliver wonderfully weaves the master’s teachings from his letters, treatises and his main work, the Audi, filia, to offer a thematic exposition that reveal St. John of Avila’s insights and experiences in the spiritual life. Oliver offers a wonderful jewel for priests, religious and spiritual directors who want to know the tools of this Spanish spiritual master to guide others to sanctity and to growth in their pilgrimage of faith. Other serious Christians who are looking for solid nourishment for the soul also will not be disappointed.