Note this is a six volume set of wonderful meditations. How the Venerable Author has treated each meditation, and made it bear on the scope of the division to which it belongs, can be tested only by diligent practice. Certain it is, that he has brought to the work all the knowledge of a profound theologian, the experience of a consummate master of spirits, and the light and unction of a soul in close and habitual intercourse with God. Hence, whilst the points of the meditations fLre stored with sound reasoning and alignment, the colloquies are so many out-pourings of the heart in prayer, always natural and impressive not unfrequently sublime. It may be added, that every expression of the soul, and every tone of the heart, so they be in earnest and rightly disposed, will not fail to find an echo in those deep and devout breathings. Nor are the quotations from Scripture and the Fathers the least excellence of the work. They are scattered through the meditations, pointing and sanctioning the truths set forth, with a force, frequency, and appositeness which bespeak a rare amount of scriptural and patristic learning. Those who, through God's grace, feel happily drawn to aspire to this "science of the saints," will find in the Introduction a course of instruction admirably adapted to initiate and lead them on. Nor will it be consulted without profit even by the more advanced. As a proof of the estimation in which this work has ever been held, it may be observed that it passed through three editions within one year after its first appearance, and has gone through at least fourteen more subsequently. Note this is a photographic reprint of the original. Each page is hand inspected for errors.
Father Louis De Ponte SJ, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1497409462, ISBN 13: 9781497409460