The Spiritual Life


The Spiritual Life


by Fr. Jean Nicholas Grou S.J.


This is a comprehensive, uncompromising handbook to help Catholics better deal with the obligations and particular problems of the spiritual life. As such, it teaches Catholics what they need to know and to do when all the customary comforts and supports of life have been swept away. Indeed, Fr. Grou reminds you right at the beginning of this book that salvation is only won at a great price. He wrote this book for Catholics who were willing to pay that price themselves. His focus is firmly on Christ, whom he maintains should be the model for your own spiritual life — not just in theory, but in the hard fact of sacrifice and love so great as to pierce your very heart.


Intent on motivating you to strive to become more fully devoted to Our Lord, Fr. Grou stresses the absolute necessity of obedience, humility, and other essential virtues. With the practical emphasis of an experienced priest, hardened by trials, he marks out here a clear path to true Christian transformation. Our times are not so far removed from the godless irrationality that swept across France in Fr. Grou’s day. It is a guide to help you navigate the treacherous spiritual waters of today’s world, and through it all, to keep the Faith.


Imprimatur 1892



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Weight 0.5625 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in