El Camino Real - image Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Home |  Mobile Site |  Log In

Practical Ascetics For Use of Seminarians, Novices, Religious, Priests, and the Laity by Rev. Matthew J.W. Smith

share on Facebook


The need of a short practical guide for priests, seminarians, novices, religious, and laymen in the practice of ascetics has been felt for some time. There is a vast literature on ascetics. But we have needed a compendium which would prove a guide valuable even to those who had done no previous studying in the sacred science. The writer gathered the material here presented with the ope that he himself would learn to make constant us of the lessons taught. Nearly everything in the book has been drawn from the canonized saints. The volume will probably be found of value not only for private reading, but also for public use in seminaries and retreats.

Imprimatur 1928, softcover, 193 pages.

Add to Cart:

  • Item No: M6-N-PRAS

Copyright © 2021 El Camino Real.