The Way of Salvation and of Perfection
The Complete Ascetical Works
of Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri,
Meditations - Pious Reflections - Spiritual Treatises
By St. Alphonsus de Ligouri - Doctor of the Church
Edited by Rev. Eugene Grimm
Imprimatur 1926. 515 pages.
This volume contains the quintessence of the science of the saints. It gives a correct idea of the spirit, of the heart, and of the talent of Saint Alphonsus: one might say that in it his whole soul is poured out.
There is no question here of a study, a scientific work done for the sole purpose of exercising the mind. It is a food destined to give strength to the life of the soul. Each one takes for himself every day the amount that agrees with his spiritual temperament. But let us hear what the author himself says in regard to this matter: “I entreat my readers not to grow weary if in those prayers they always find petitions for the grace of perseverance and the grace of divine love. For us, these are the two graces most necessary for the attainment of eternal salvation.”