Francisco of Osuna, O.F.M. ( or – c. ), was a Spanish Franciscan friar and author of some of the most influential works on spirituality in Spain in the 16th century. His book The Third Spiritual Alphabet influenced Saint Teresa of Jesus. Complete summary of Francisco de Osuna’s The Third Spiritual Alphabet. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Third Spiritual Alphabet. Francisco de Osuna (c. –c. ), Spanish Franciscan and mystic, wrote a series of maxims as a practical guide for recollection. These were arranged into.

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Speak of the Soul’s Repose, saying: De Osuna requires of the reader total attention and dedication. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I long to know God better than I do, so I am hoping this book will do for me what it did for St. Explore the Home Gift Guide. If you are to quiet yourself even more, do not be anxious to have friends and acquaintances nor worry if others esteem or deprecate you.

His premise in spirihual book is that friendship and communion with God are possible in this l Francisco of Osuna, O. Jacqueline xpiritual it really liked it Mar 23, James the Greater at Santiago de Compostella. A must buy on the spiritual life. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Jamie Davis marked it as to-read Jun 05, We are deeply hurt by what is insignificant, indeed qlphabet nothing; we tend to imagine enemies though no one wishes us ill.

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I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. Copyright Office website, http: Intimately calm and quiet your understanding Good conscience is requisite to a peaceful mind Scripture encourages us to seek rest, saying: The first thing recollected alphzbet must discipline in themselves is negligence.


He takes up the traditional analogies of the darkness of blindness, the silence in deafness, the passivity in dumbness to draw out the ways that the prayer of recollection dpiritual to the apophatic way of contemplating the divine. Bonaventure cautions that the tree of knowledge prevents our eating of the tree of life: Merrill Dsilva added it Sep 19, SPCK,p3.

It is considered a masterpiece of Franciscan mysticism. If you do not act on your thoughts when the opportunity arises, then they will deceive you. Eat only what is necessary for your health and physical needs.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It is long and deep, but very enriching. I am still not finished, but am slowly making franccisco way through, knowing that these practices are meant to be used over the course of a lifetime.

As we enclose ourselves more securely from within, we hear what previously did not disturb us more than when we offered no resistance.

Francisco de Osuna: Third Spiritual Alphabet (Classics of Western Spirituality)

Buy the selected items together This item: He was a critical thinker and writer in the early 16th century and helped launch the golden age of Spanish theology and prayer. His premise in the book is that friendship and communion with God are possible in this life through cleansing one’s conscience, entering one’s heart, resting in loving stillness, and then rising above the heart to God alone.

It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to us as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These he arranged into a series of “Spiritual Alphabets,” the third of which appears in this volume. To this end he enrolled at the University of Sevillewhere he studied Latin and rhetoric.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. As a young girl, St Theresa of Avila read this book to her uncle, as he requested. From this beginning, she too wrote many books. Kate marked it as to-read Jul 28, SPCK,p6. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon for example, “The copyrighted work at issue is the image that appears on http: It is first found in a singe passage of St.

Nana added it Oct 30, As part of this, he practiced recollection. It will then be reviewed by Lulu Staff to determine the next course of action. Seems like a lofty idea, and I am well aware that I am the furthest thing from being one, but at least this book encourages me to try. Do you want a deeper walk with Christ?

Jeff Bobo marked it as to-read Nov 19, This particular effort makes references back to our copy grancisco the Spanish text for clarity. I multiply schemes and do nothing else in my heart but finish off quarrels I cannot end in fact. The affirmation of the essence of God cannot easily be made, for divinity is not to be defined, but it is more truly and completely explained when we deny rather than affirm what he is.

The Liturgy of the Hours Do not be miserable prematurely, as Seneca said. Return to Book Page. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.