The Comforter: The Spirit of Joy

The Comforter: The Spirit of Joy

by Andrew Apostoli, CFR


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505110395
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication date: 08/18/2017
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,064,875
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword to the Golden Jubilee Edition xi

Foreword to the First Edition John Cardinal O'Connor † xvii

Introduction xix

1 The Comforter 1

2 Our Own Need for the Comforter 15

3 Openness to the Spirit of Joy 33

4 The Paradox of the Cross and The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life 51

The Purgative Stage 53

The Illuminative Stage 54

The Unitive Stage 56

5 The Paradox of the Cross: Five Steps from Patience to Perfect Joy 65

Step One: Patience 67

Step Two: Resignation 72

Step Three: Abandonment 77

Step Four: Joy in Suffering 85

Step Five: Perfect Joy 93

6 Perfect Joy Among the Saints 107

7 The Joy of the Holy Spirit Springs from Love 133

8 Our Lady Cause of Our Joy 157

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