The Three Conversions in the Spiritual Life PDF/EPUB

The Three Conversions in the Spiritual Life PDF/EPUB

The Three Conversions in the Spiritual Life [Read] ➯ The Three Conversions in the Spiritual Life By Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In this compact book the famous Thomist Fr Garrigou Lagrange sets forth the classic Catholic traditions on the spiritual life as the full flowering of Sanctifying Grace in the soul He explains the thr In this compact book Conversions in eBook ´ the famous Thomist Fr Garrigou Lagrange sets forth the classic Catholic traditions on the spiritual life as the full flowering of Sanctifying Grace in the soul He explains the three stages of the spiritual life the Purgative Way the Illuminative Way and the Unitive Way showing the transitions or conversions from one period to another How can one become a saint without knowing the way the pitfalls common mistakes and experience of Saints who have gone before Imprpgs PB.


10 thoughts on “The Three Conversions in the Spiritual Life

  1. booklady booklady says:

    The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life is really a synopsis of two larger works, which it is not necessary to have read in order to understand what is written here Looking at some of Fr Garrigou Lagrange s other works, this was a good one to begin with It s short 112 pages and relatively easy to understand, even if most of the spirituality is way beyond me Still there were a few gems even for beginners like meThe first thing we learn is that spiritual treasures unlike material ones can bel The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life is really a synopsis of two larger works, which it is not necessary to have read in order to understand what is written here Looking at some of Fr Garrigou Lagrange s other works, this was a good one to begin with It s short 112 pages and relatively easy to understand, even if most of the spirituality is way beyond me Still there were a few gems even for beginners like meThe first thing we learn is that spiritual treasures unlike material ones can belong in their entirety to all men people and at the same time to each, without any disturbance of peace among them Indeed, thethere are to enjoy them in common, thecompletely do we possess them Only do we possess a truth completely when we teach it to others, when we make others share our contemplation only then do we truly love a virtue when we wish others to love it also The three ways described by Garrigou are the purgative, illuminative and unitive Passage from one to the next is marked by transformative crisis or conversion, called passive purgation by some spiritual writers The first conversion brings into purgative way, the second is known as the passive purgation of the senses and the third is the passive purgation of the spirit.One of the most encouraging sections for me personally was this,Even after a grave sin, if the soul has a sorrow which is truly fervent and proportionate to the degree of grace which it has lost, it will recover this same degree of grace grace may even revive the soul in a higher degree, if the contrition is stillfervent Thus the soul has not to begin again completely at the beginning, but it continues from the point which it had reached at the moment of the fall In the same way, the climber who falls when he has reached half way up the mountain side, rises immediately and continues his ascent from the point at which he has fallen Everything leads us to suppose that Peter s repentance was so fervent that he not only recovered the degree of grace which he possessed before, but was raised to a higher degree of supernatural life Our Lord had allowed him to fall in this way in order to cure him of his presumption, so that he might behumble and place his confidence in God and not in himself I look forward to readingby Fr Garrigou Lagrange


  2. J. J. says:

    This book is a small primer, slightly technical in nature, but very helpful in those who seek to grow in Spiritual Life, which we are all called to and which he explicitly makes known in the beginning of this book His approach was interesting, I was anticipating a different approach in his breaking up the 3 Stages of The Interior Life and there subsequent transitional stages, but if one spends one day per chapter and tries to grasps its concepts you will learn something of immense value With f This book is a small primer, slightly technical in nature, but very helpful in those who seek to grow in Spiritual Life, which we are all called to and which he explicitly makes known in the beginning of this book His approach was interesting, I was anticipating a different approach in his breaking up the 3 Stages of The Interior Life and there subsequent transitional stages, but if one spends one day per chapter and tries to grasps its concepts you will learn something of immense value With footnotes to aid, this book is a highly recommended reading especially if one intends to explore the other and deeper aspects of Fr Garrigou Lagrange s writings


  3. Jason Jason says:

    I loved this simple, yet profound, treatise on the spiritual life Garrigou Lagrange outlines the path as the way of purgation, the way of illumination, culminating in the way of unity Citing Ss Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and John of the Cross, he shows how we enter in, get stuck on, and move on in the spiritual life.


  4. Avel Deleon Avel Deleon says:

    Fr Garrigou Lagrange, who was perhaps the greatest theologian of the 20th century, sets for the classic Catholic traditions on the spiritual life as the full flowering of Sanctifying Grace in the soul.Here are some quotes We should have loved him as the author of our nature, with that love which a subject has for his superior it would not have been a love of friendship, but rather a sentiment compounded of admiration, respect, and gratitude, yet lacking that happy and simple familiarity which Fr Garrigou Lagrange, who was perhaps the greatest theologian of the 20th century, sets for the classic Catholic traditions on the spiritual life as the full flowering of Sanctifying Grace in the soul.Here are some quotes We should have loved him as the author of our nature, with that love which a subject has for his superior it would not have been a love of friendship, but rather a sentiment compounded of admiration, respect, and gratitude, yet lacking that happy and simple familiarity which rejoices the hearts of the children of God We should have been God s servants, but not His children Even after a grave sin, if the soul has a sorrow which is truly fervent and proportionate to the degree of grace which it has lost, it will recover this same degree of grace grace may even revive in the soul in a higher degree if the contrition is stillfervent In her Dialogue St Catherine of Siena speaks of this self love, describing it as the mercenary love of the imperfect, of those who, without being conscious of it, serve God from self interest, because they are attached to temporal or spiritual consolations, and who shed tears of self pity when they are deprived of them If you want a rational outline of the spiritual life this the book to go to


  5. Michael Jones Michael Jones says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This work references Saint John of the Cross Dark of the Soul and Living Frame, so as to make them approachable practice for an everyday person.The need for a third level of conversion is described for a soul to be united in true purpose with Gods plan Third conversion requires purgation of the spirit deprivations of the sense of Christ s presence.


  6. Kenneth Kenneth says:

    Fr Reginald Garrigou Lagrange was a major Catholic theologian and spiritual writer of the 20th century in the pre Vatican II era he died in 1964 In this little book translated from the French, he sets forth a traditional outline of the spiritual life as it has been understood and followed by some of the great mystics and saints of the Church, drawing on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas, St John of the Cross, St Catherine of Siena, Johannes Tauler, and others, as well as grounding illustr Fr Reginald Garrigou Lagrange was a major Catholic theologian and spiritual writer of the 20th century in the pre Vatican II era he died in 1964 In this little book translated from the French, he sets forth a traditional outline of the spiritual life as it has been understood and followed by some of the great mystics and saints of the Church, drawing on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas, St John of the Cross, St Catherine of Siena, Johannes Tauler, and others, as well as grounding illustrations from the Bible All Christians begin with the life of Grace, entered in through baptism their initially becoming Christian The author goes on to discuss the 2nd and 3rd stages conversions of spiritual growth which are the Illuminative Way and the Unitive Way, in each of which we draw nearer to God and His will for us, which is to draw us ever closer As we move from one of these phases to the next, we are likely to experience the kind of thing that St John of the Cross calls the Dark Night of the Soul , which we must presevere through


  7. ShepherdsDelight ShepherdsDelight says:

    92 100 5.5 6 5 Stars Superb Organizes and explains lofty concepts in a straightforward and convincing manner The infinite importance of the spiritual life, it s stages, pitfalls, transitions Calling all souls, he proves God s wish for us all to reach the third stage union , though perhaps not in the same way as mystic saints If we don t make it through the transitions well, we remain stunted souls Extremely practical advice He s said to be one 92 100 5.5 6 5 Stars Superb Organizes and explains lofty concepts in a straightforward and convincing manner The infinite importance of the spiritual life, it s stages, pitfalls, transitions Calling all souls, he proves God s wish for us all to reach the third stage union , though perhaps not in the same way as mystic saints If we don t make it through the transitions well, we remain stunted souls Extremely practical advice He s said to be one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century a valiant defender of the Faith against the pre Vatican II innovators Blondel, de Lubac, de Chardin, etc


  8. Natasha Childress Natasha Childress says:

    Good introduction to Fr Reginald s writings, as well as, to St John s Dark Night , Aquinas, and St Catherine s Dialogue This was not translated into a modern language which helped me focusmost of the time but I also found myself occasionally distracted Still, I look forward to diving deeper into Father s writings There were numerous and priceless gems for self reflection and growth


  9. David Haines David Haines says:

    A very interesting look at steps in the advancement of one s spiritual life and love of God There is much here to stimulate one s thoughts.


  10. Zac Mabry Zac Mabry says:

    Exceptional book on prayer, meditation and comtemplation A good introduction to Fr Garrigou Lagrange.


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