Father Lorenzo Scupoli

Father Lorenzo ScupoliAlso known as

  • Francesco Scupoli


Joined the Theatines in 1569 when he was around 40 years of age, taking the name Lorenzo. Spiritual student of Saint Andrew Avellino. Priest. In 1585 he was falsley accused of an offense, arrested and suspended from priestly faculties, but was eventually cleared of all charges and all his faculties restored. Author of Il combattimento spirituale (The Spiritual Combat), a manual for Christian living that has gone through more than 600 editions since its first publication in 1589, and was known to be a favourite of Saint Francis de Sales.



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MLA Citation

  • “Father Lorenzo Scupoli“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 November 2019. Web. 22 October 2020. <>