The Sinner's Guide
Ven. Louis of Granada
With Imprimi Potest and Imprimatur
TAN BOOKS AND PUBLISHERS, INC.
"If you walk in my precepts, and keep my Commandments, and do them, I will give you rain in due seasons. And the ground shall bring forth its increase, and the trees shall be filled with fruit: . . . And you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land without fear. I will give peace in your coasts: you shall sleep, and there shall be none to make you afraid.
. . . I will set my
in the midst of you, and My soul shall not cast you off. I will walk
CHAPTER 2: THE SECOND MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 3: THE THIRD MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 4: THE FOURTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 5: THE FIFTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 6: THE SIXTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 7: THE SEVENTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 8: THE EIGHTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 9: THE NINTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 10: THE TENTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 11: THE ELEVENTH MOTIVE FOR PRACTICING VIRTUE
CHAPTER 12: THE FIRST PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 13: THE SECOND PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 14: THE THIRD PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 15: THE FOURTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 16: THE FIFTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 17: THE SIXTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 18: THE SEVENTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 19: THE EIGHTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 20: THE NINNTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 21: THE TENTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 22: THE ELEVENTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 23: THE TWELFTH PRIVILEGE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 24: THE FOLLY OF THOSE WHO DEFER THEIR CONVERSION
CHAPTER 25: OF THOSE WHO DEFER CONVERSION TO THE HOUR OF DEATH
CHAPTER 26: OF THOSE WHO CONTINUE IN SIN TRUSTING IN THE MERCY OF GOD
CHAPTER 27: OF THOSE WHO ALLEGE THAT VIRTUE IS TOO DIFFICULT
CHAPTER 28: OF THOSE WHO REFUSE TO PRACTICE VIRTUE BECAUSE THEY LOVE THE WORLD
CHAPTER 29: THE FIRST RESOLUTION AGAINST SIN
CHAPTER 30: REMEDIES AGAINST PRIDE
CHAPTER 31: REMEDIES AGAINST COVETNESS
CHAPTER 32: REMEDIES AGAINST LUST
CHAPTER 33: REMEDIES AGAINST ENVY
CHAPTER 34: REMEDIES AGAINST GLUTTONY
CHAPTER 35: REMEDIES AGAINST ANGER AND HATRED
CHAPTER 36: REMEDIES AGAINST SLOTH
CHAPTER 37: OTHER SINS TO BE AVOIDED
CHAPTER 38: VENIAL SINS
CHAPTER 39: SHORTER REMEDIES AGAISNT THE SSEVEN DEADLY SINS
CHAPTER 40: THE THREE KINDS OF VIRTUES IN WHICH THE FULLNESS
OF JUSTICE CONSISTS
CHAPTER 41: MAN'S DUTY TO HIS NEIGHBOR
CHAPTER 42: MAN'S DUTY TO GOD
CHAPTER 43: THE OBLIGATIONS OF OUR STATE
CHAPTER 44: THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE AND VALUE OF THE VIRTUES
CHAPTER 45: FOUR IMPORTANT COROLLARIES OF THE PRECEDING DCOTRINE
CHAPTER 46: THE DIFFERENT VOCATIONS IN THE CHURCH
CHAPTER 47: VIGILANCE AND CARE NECESSARY IN THE PRACTICE OF VIRTUE
CHAPTER 48: THE COURAGE NECESSARY IN THE PRACTICE OF VIRTUE
To our well-beloved Son, Louis of Granada, of the Order of Friars Preachers
Dearly Beloved Son, Health and
Your sermons and writings, filled with sublime doctrine and practical piety, are unceasingly drawing souls to God. This is particularly gratifying to us, for all who have profited by your teaching [and their number is very great] may be considered as so many souls gained to Christ. You have thus benefited your fellow creatures more than if you had given sight to the blind and raised the dead to life. For the knowledge of the Eternal Light and the enjoyment of the heavenly life, according as they are given to man on earth to know and enjoy, are far above the knowledge and enjoyment of the transitory goods of this world.
The charity with which you have devoted yourself to your great and important labor has gained for you many crowns.
Continue, then, to devote all your energies to the prosecution of your undertakings. Finish what you have begun, for we understand that you have some works yet incomplete. Give them tot he world for the health of the sick, for the strength of the weak, for the delight of God’s servants, and for the glory of the Church both militant and triumphant.
Given at Rome the 21st of July, 1582,In the eleventh year of our pontificate.
GREGORY PP. XIII
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