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The Ordinary Path to Holiness

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Centuries of following Jesus -- who is the Way, the Truth and the Life have provided the Church with a number of tried-and-true routes to our ultimate goal. This work provides an overview of this traditional Catholic spirituality which has been tested and proven in the crucible of the lives of the saints. Our spiritual life develops and grows in a way not unlike our physic ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by St Pauls Publishing
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MariaChristi
Apr 13, 2012 MariaChristi rated it it was amazing
This book by R. Thomas Richard was the first one of his that I read. What a find!!! It is a gem of a book, for all who want to deepen their relationship with God. The author is a layman writing especially for lay persons, but he draws upon classic spiritual writers and saints, as well as Scripture to show clearly how God raises up saints in every generation. Clergy and Religious as well as Laity will be blessed by the insights given in this book. Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR in writing the Int ...more
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Apr 27, 2011 R. Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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This digital edition is available for the Kindle and the Nook with revisions that make it worth getting even for someone having the 2002 paperback edition. This edition now includes several very helpful diagrams illustrating the ascent in the spiritual life as understood by Aquinas and Bernard of Clairvaux, as used by Jesus in HIs formation of His disciples, and as understood in traditional Catholic (Christian) spirituality. The diagrams show the correspondence of all these - that they all follo ...more
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Mar 26, 2010 R. Richard rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Many Catholics have never discovered the profound spiritual treasure that is theirs: the heritage left for them by centuries of true giants and heroes in the Faith. This book presents that spiritual heritage.

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Oct 10, 2007 Leo rated it it was amazing
I found it less readable than Prayer Primer and Deep Conversion/Deep Prayer because it is a more rigorous and theological explanation of the stages of progress to contemplative prayer.
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Love it. Still reading it. It's fascinating, something that truly helps me with my journey. Truly opened my eyes and makes me want to seek God, who is love and truth, more and more!
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Some intense and thought provoking material but had a hard time getting through it.
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Some intense and thought provoking material but had a hard time getting through it.
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