Revelations and Visions:
Discerning the True and the Certain
From the False or the Doubtful
Author: Augustin Poulain, S.J.
||Revelations and Visions, an often cited classic well-known to scholars of the spiritual life, was written by Augustin Poulain, S.J. a century ago to set forth in a very clear way the guidelines the Church uses to discern the truth and reject the false when it comes to visions and private revelations. Making extensive use of Scripture, the writings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila, his work is concrete, practical, down-to-earth and witty. The case histories he presents read as if they took place only yesterday. Here, for the first time, his insights - endorsed by Pope St. Pius X and edited with an introduction by Frank Sadowski, SSP - are made available to a wide audience.|
|Augustin Francois Poulain
was born in 1836 in France and entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in
1858. He had a long career as a priest, spiritual director, librarian,
mathematician, author and scholar. After forty years of research and personal
experience, he wrote his masterpiece, The
Graces of Interior Prayer, from which
Revelations and Visions
is excerpted. Father Poulain died in 1919.