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A Treatise On Mental Prayer

A Treatise On Mental Prayer

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  • ISBN-13: 9781453894019
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2010
  • Pages: 158 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.36 x 9.00 x 6.00 inches

Overview

“Without some influx of the contemplative life the active life is almost useless; of itself not sufficient.” Echoing the thoughts of 'Soul of the Apostolate' Fr. De Ponte proceeds to lay the ground work for all Christian souls to learn the holy art of mental prayer, which is essential to salvation according to many great spiritual authors, such as Saint Alphonsus Ligouri. Saint John Chrysostom says: “as when a queen enters into a city there enter with her, in her company, many ladies and noblemen of the Court, besides her guard and innumerable people that follow her; so when prayer enters into the soul, there enter with her all the virtues that accompany the spirit of prayer.” We pray that this simple work will help many to invite in prayer and virtue into their souls and their lives. St. Alphonsus writes: “a single bad book will be sufficient to cause the destruction of a monastery.” Pope Pius XII wrote in 1947 at the beatification of Blessed Maria Goretti: “There rises to Our lips the cry of the Saviour: 'Woe to the world because of scandals!' (Matthew 18:7). Woe to those who consciously and deliberately spread corruption-in novels, newspapers, magazines, theaters, films, in a world of immodesty!” We at St. Pius X Press are calling for a crusade of good books. We want to restore 1,000 old Catholic books to the market. We ask for your assistance and prayers. This book is a photographic reprint of the original The original has been inspected and many imperfections in the existing copy have been corrected. At Saint Pius X Press our goal is to remain faithful to the original in both photographic reproductions and in textual reproductions that are reprinted. Photographic reproductions are given a page by page inspection, whereas textual reproductions are proofread to correct any errors in reproduction.

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