Francisco de Osuna (CWS)
Paulist Press, 1981 - 624 pages
"Bargains in books are rare today, but one would be hard put to find in American publishing anything superior to these in content and format." The Parish Visitor Francisco de Osuna: The Third Spiritual Alphabet translated and introduced by Mary E. Giles preface by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. "Just to love the exercise of recollection is a gift from God...." Francisco de Osuna (c.1492-1540) Francisco de Osuna (c. 1492-c. 1540) was born in the Seville region of Spain on the eve of that country's golden age of mysticism that saw the sublime achievements of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. Osuna entered the Order of Friars Minor of the Regular Observance when Cardinal Jimenez de Cisneros was spearheading a reform movement that encouraged believers to nourish a simple, Christ-centered, inner spirituality. In the midst of the controversy over the nature of true interior prayer that raged during the 1520's between the advocates of recollection (recogimiento) and those who practiced abandon (dejamiento), Osuna wrote a series of maxims as a practical guide for recollection. These he arranged into a series of "Spiritual Alphabets," the third of which appears in this volume. Long recognized for its influence on the famous Spanish Carmelites of the sixteenth century, The Third Spiritual Alphabet is itself a masterpiece of mystical literature that will richly repay those who seek its treasures. +
THE FOURTEENTH TREATISE
THE FIFTEENTH TREATISE
THE SIXTEENTH TREATISE
THE SEVENTEENTH TREATISE
THE EIGHTEENTH TREATISE
THE NINETEENTH TREATISE
THE TWENTIETH TREATISE
THE TWENTYFIRST TREATISE
THE EIGHTH TREATISE
THE NINTH TREATISE
THE TENTH TREATISE
THE ELEVENTH TREATISE
THE TWELFTH TREATISE
THE THIRTEENTH TREATISE
THE TWENTYSECOND TREATISE
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according advice advises Alphabet angels become begin believe blessed body brother called cause cease CHAPTER Christ comes concern conscience consider consolation contemplation David desire devil devotion divine earth edition enjoy enter entire everything evil exercise experience explains eyes faith Father favors fear feel fire follow gift give Given glory God's grace granted greater guard hand happens heart heaven holy human humility interior kind Kings learned leave less letter light live Lord matter means memory natural never Osuna ourselves peace perfect person pleasure possess practice praise pray prayer present quiet realize reason receive recollection remain remember respect rest reveal road Saint says seek senses sleep soul speak spiritual suffer sweet taste teach tears temptation thanks things third thoughts tion TREATISE understanding virtue wise wish
Page 461 - Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Page 599 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith : henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day : and not only to me, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.
Page 241 - I sleep, but my heart waketh: It is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: For my head is filled with dew, And my locks with the drops of the night.
Page 466 - Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the rich man in his riches; but let him that glorieth glory in the Lord, to seek him, and to do judgment and justice.
Page 407 - If anyone love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him.
Page 501 - Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Page 277 - They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.