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Christology Jesus Studies Catholic

Kempis, Thomas A.

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Imitation of Christ 1

By Thomas a Kempis 1


Chapter 1 5


Chapter 2 6

On Personal Humility 6

Chapter 3 7

On the Teaching of Truth 7

Chapter 4 8

On Prudence in Action 8

Chapter 5 8

On Reading the Holy Scriptures 8

Chapter 6 9

On Control of the Desires 9

Chapter 7 9

On Avoiding Vain Hope and Conceit 9

Chapter 8 10

On Guarding against Familiarity 10

Chapter 9 10

On Obedience and Discipline 10

Chapter 10 11

On Avoiding Talkativeness 11

Chapter 11 11

On Peace and Spiritual Progress 11

Chapter 12 12

On the Uses of Adversity 12

Chapter 13 12

On Resisting Temptations 12

Chapter 14 14

On Avoiding Rash Judgements 14

On Deeds Inspired by Love 14

On Bearing with the Faults of Others 15

On the Monastic Life 15

On the Examples of the Holy Fathers 16

On the Practices of a Good Religious 17

On the Love of Solitude and Silence 18

On Contrition of Heart 19

On Human Misery 20

A Meditation on Death 21

On Judgement and the Punishment of Sinners 23

On the Zealous Amendment of our Life 24

Counsels on the Inner Life 26

On Humble Submission to God 27

On the Good and Peaceful Man 28

On Purity of Mind and Simplicity of Purpose 28

On Knowing Ourselves 29

On the Joys of a Good Conscience 30

On Loving Jesus above all Things 30

On Close Friendship with Jesus 31

On the Lack of all Comfort 32

On Gratitude for God's Grace 33

On the Few Lovers of the Cross of Jesus 34

On the Royal Road of the Holy Cross 35

On Inward Consolation- How Christ Speaks Inwardly to the Soul 37

How Truth Instructs us in Silence 38

On Humble Attention to God's Word 38

On the Wonderful Effect of Divine Love 40

On the Proof of a True Lover 41

On Concealing Grace under Humility 42

On Humility in the Sight of God 43

How God Alone is our True End 44

On the Joy of God's Service 45

On Control of the Heart 46

On Learning Patience 46

On Obedience after the Example of Christ 47

On the Secret Judgements of God 48

On the Ordering of our Desires 48

How True Comfort is to be Sought in God Alone 49

How we must put our Whole Trust in God 49

How Sorrows are to be Borne Patiently 50

On Enduring Injuries and the Proof of Patience 51

On our own Weakness and the Trials of This Life 52

How we must Rest in God Alone above all Things 53

On Being Mindful of God's Blessings 54

On Four Things that Bring Peace 55

On the Evils of Curiosity 56

On Lasting Peace and True Progress 56

On the Excellence of a Free Mind 57

How Self-Love Hinders our Search for God 58

Against Slander 59

How we should Bless God in all Trouble 59

On Asking God's Help and the Certainty of his Grace 59

On Forsaking Creatures to Find the Creator 60

On Self-Denial, and Renunciation of our Desires 61

On Inconstancy of Heart 62

On God's Graciousness to Those who Love Him 62

How There is o Security From Temptation 63

Against the Vain Judgements of Men 64

How Surrender of Self Brings Freedom of Heart 64

On the Right Ordering of our Affairs 65

How We should not be Over Anxious 65

How Man has no Personal Goodness of which to Boast 66

On Contempt for Worldly Honors 67

That Our Peace cannot Depend on Man 67

A Warning against Vain and Worldly Learning 67

On Avoiding Distractions 68

How we should not Believe all we Hear 68

On Putting our Entire Trust in God 69

Chapter 84 70

How Burdens must be Borne to win Eternal Life 70

On Eternity and the Limitations of This Life 71

On the Desire for Eternal Life and the Wonder of God's Promises 72

On Trust in God in all Trouble 74

How when we Lack Strength for Higher Work we should Undertake Humble Tasks 75

How no Man is Worthy of God's Comfort 75

How God's Grace is not Granted to the Worldly-Minded 76

On the Contrary Workings of Nature and Grace 77

On the Corruption of Nature and the Power of Grace 78

How we must Follow Christ's Way of the Cross in Self-Denial 80

That we should never Despair 81

How we may not Inquire into the Unsearchable Judgements of God 81

That we should Hope and Trust in God Alone 83

On The Blessed Sacrament 84

On the Deep Reverence with which Christ should be Received 84

On the Great Goodness and Love of God in this Sacrament 86

On the Value of Frequent Communion 87

On the Many Blessings Granted to the Devout Communicant 88

On the Dignity of the Sacrament, and of the Priestly Office 90

On Preparation for Communion 90

On Self-Examination, and the Purpose of Amendment 91

On the Offering of Christ on the Cross 91

How we must Offer Ourselves wholly to God and Pray for all Men 92

That Holy Communion is not to be Lightly Foregone 93

How the Body of Christ and the Holy Scriptures are most Necessary to the Faithful Soul 94

On the Need for Careful Preparation to Receive Christ in Holy Communion 96

How the Devout Soul should Sincerely Desire Union with Christ in his Sacrament 97

On Ardent Desire for the Body of Christ 97

How Devotion is Won by Humility and Self-Denial 98

How we should Declare our Needs to Christ, and Ask his Grace 99

On Ardent Love and Eager Desire to Receive Christ 99

How we should Approach Christ's Sacrament Humbly, Submitting Reason to Holy Faith 100

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