Written by Richard of St. Victor in the fourteenth century, the Cell of Self Knowledge is appropriate to all times and all people who wish to be truly holy. This work begins with a considering of Jacob, his four wives and their twelve sons and the spiritual meaning of all of them. After this much practical advice on the spiritual life and obtaining the prayer of contemplation is to be found. This wonderful book proves that good spiritual advice is timeless. 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.
Henry Pepwell, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1461177006, ISBN 13: 9781461177005