THE SINNER'S GUIDE

Venerable Louis of Granada., OP


St. Teresa of Avila stated that this work of Venerable Louis converted over 1,000,000 souls in her day. She, along with St. John of the Cross, St. Francis de Sales, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Rose of Lima, all counted it among their favorite spiritual books.


CONTENTS

Front Matter
Imprimatur, Apostolic Brief of Pope Gregory, Life of Venerable Louis

Chapters 1 to 9
1.  The First Motive which obliges us to practice Virtue and to serve God: His Being in itself, and the excellence of His Perfections
2.  The Second Motive which obliges us to practice Virtue and to serve God: Gratitude for our Creation
3.  The Third Motive which obliges us to serve God: Gratitude for our Preservation and for the Government of His Providence
4.  The Fourth Motive which obliges us to practice Virtue:Gratitude for the Inestimable Benefit of our Redemption
5. The Fifth Motive which obliges us to practice Virtue: Gratitude for our Justification
6. The Sixth Motive which obliges us to practice Virtue: Gratitude for the Incomprehensible Benefit of Election
7. The Seventh Motive for practicing Virtue: The Thought of Death, the First of the Four Last Things
8. The Eighth Motive for practicing Virtue: The Thought of the Last Judgment, the Second of the Four Last Things
9. The Ninth Motive for practicing Virtue: The Thought of Heaven, the Third of the Four Last Things

Chapters 10 to 19

10. The Tenth Motive for practicing Virtue: The Thought of Hell, the Fourth of the Four Last Things
11. The Eleventh Motive for practicing Virtue: The Inestimable Advantages promised it even in this Life
12. The First Privilege of Virtue: God's fatherly Care of the Just
13. The Second Privilege of Virtue: The Grace with which the Holy Spirit fills Devout Souls
14. The Third Privilege of Virtue: The Supernatural Light and Knowledge granted to Virtuous Souls
15. The Fourth Privilege of Virtue: The Consolations with which the Holy Spirit visits the Just
16. The Fifth Privilege of Virtue: The Peace of a Good Conscience
17. The Sixth Privilege of Virtue: The Confidence of the Just
18. The Seventh Privilege of Virtue: The True Liberty Of the Just
19. The Eighth Privilege of Virtue: The Peace enjoyed by the Just

Chapters 20 to 29

20. The Ninth Privilege of Virtue: The Manner in which God hears the Prayers of the Just
21. The Tenth Privilege of Virtue: The Consolation and Assistance with which God sustains the Just in their Afflictions
22. The Eleventh Privilege of Virtue: God's Care for the Temporal Needs of the Just
23. The Twelfth Privilege of Virtue: The Happy Death of the Just
24. The Folly of those who Defer their Conversion
25. Of those who Defer their Conversion until the Hour of Death
26. Of those who Continue in Sin, trusting in the Mercy of God
27. Of those who allege that the Path of Virtue is too Difficult
28. Of those who refuse to practice Virtue because they love the World
29. The First Remedy against Sin: A Firm Resolution not to commit it

Chapters 30 to 39

30. Remedies against Pride
31. Remedies against Covetousness
32. Remedies against Lust
33. Remedies against Envy
34. Remedies against Gluttony
35. Remedies against Anger and Hatred
36. Remedies against Sloth
37. Other Sins to be avoided
38. Venial Sins
39. Shorter Remedies against Sins, particularly the Seven Deadly Sins

Chapters 40 to 48

40. The Three Kinds of Virtues in which the Fullness of Justice Consists; and first, Man's Duty to Himself
41. Man's Duty to his Neighbor
42. Man's Duty to God
43. The Obligations of our State
44. The Relative Importance and Values of the Virtues
45. Four Important Corollaries of the preceding Doctrine
46. The Different Vocations in the Church
47. The Vigilance and Care necessary in the Practice of Virtue
48. The Courage necessary in the Practice of Virtue

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