this book demonstrates how one must pass through the stages of denial, anger, grieving, anxiety, and acceptance to arrive at spiritual maturity. it illustrates how Jesus experienced each of these phases and how they are articulated in scripture, and explored by the ancient Christian writers and the mystics.
Dark Night of the Soul
In Dark Night of the Soul, Saint John of the Cross presents for us a portrait painted from his own experience of one who advances successfully through the struggles of the spiritual life.
Hearts Aflame With Hope (vol. 1)
the truth of these words is reflected in the lives of the persons considered in these pages as signs of encouragement to us all to hope. they focus on the spiritual journey of two extraordinary men towards greater union with Christ through the eucharist and the church of which they offered an extended catechesis and celebration.
Consoling thoughts on trials of an interior life
In consoling thoughts on trials of an interior life, St. Francis de Sales, beloved Doctor of the Church, gives us treasured insight from the master of spiritual direction.