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Armand Jean de Rancé—On Compunction

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 13, 2022 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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Be solicitous only to pour out tears abundantly, and leave to God the care of drying them up.

On the Sanctity and Duties of the Monastic State by the Abbé Armand-Jean de Rancé was originally published in Paris in 1683. Although Abbé de Rancé, the founder of the Trappists, originally wrote for his monks, many laity of 17th c. France enthusiastically adopted much of his spirituality, and to wonderful effect. With asceticism re-appearing now as a corrective to our self-indulgence and softness, his incisive book is a badly needed, bracing corrective for the Christians of our time.—from the description of Back to Asceticism: the Trappist Option, trans. Lee Gilbert.


Back to Asceticism: The Trappist Option

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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for, the “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Based in New York City, he holds both a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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