Author: St. Theophan the Recluse
KINDLING THE DIVINE SPARK offers St. Theophan's instructions to women, examining many essentials of the spiritual life, including: how the heart is purified, inner suffering, spiritual zeal, how to train oneself to pray, and mystical union with the Lord. It contains twenty sermons to nuns and a brief Life of St. Theophan translated by Fr. Seraphim Rose, accompanied by rare photographs. Though originally offered as a volume of sermons given in womenﾒs monasteries, it comprises a conscious teaching of spirituality suited to the needs of both men and women, whether lay or monastic.