On Cleaving to God

attributed to

Saint Albert the Great

Translator’s Introduction

Chapter 1 – On the highest and supreme perfection of man, in so far as it is possible in this life

Chapter 2 – How one can cling to and seek Christ alone, disdaining everything else

Chapter 3 – What the perfection of man consist of in this life

Chapter 4 – How man’s activity should be purely in the intellect and not in the senses

Chapter 5 – On purity of heart which is to be sought above all things

Chapter 6 – That the devout man should cleave to God with naked understanding and will

Chapter 7 – How the heart should be gathered within itself

Chapter 8 – How a religious man should commit himself to God in all circumstances whatsoever

Chapter 9 – How much the contemplation of God is to be preferred to all other exercises

Chapter 10 – That one should not be concerned about feeling tangible devotion so much as about cleaving to God with one’s will

Chapter 11 – How one should resist temptations and bear trials

Chapter 12 – How powerful the love of God is

Chapter 13 – The nature and value of prayer, and how the heart should be recollected within itself

Chapter 14 – That we should seek the verdict of our conscience in every decision

Chapter 15 – How contempt of himself can be produced in a man, and how useful it is

Chapter 16 – How God’s Providence includes everything


Albert-On Cleaving to God
Albert-On Cleaving to God
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