Today for the feast of Francis Fasani, the Franciscan breviary offers a reading from Bonaventure's De Triplici Via on the stages of the spiritual life. Since everybody loves such a schema and we all like to diagnose ourselves, I thought I would reproduce it. Some of the English looks a little sketchy to me, so next time I go to the library I'll try to find the passage in the Opera omnia and see if it can't be improved.
Six stages toward perfection through love:
1. Agreeableness. Meditations on the love of God produce sweetness in the heart, and the soul first learns how good God is.
2. Avidity. The soul, having some experience of this sweetness, is overcome with a desire for complete possession of the Beloved.
3. Satiety. No satisfaction or rest is found in anything else.
4. Ebreity. The soul loves God so much that anguish and sufferings for His sake are more delightful than spiritual consolation. Indeed, consolation--because it is a delight that is not God Himself--is loathed.
5. Security. Because it does not matter to the soul whether it is consoled or suffers, all fear is expelled. Nothing can separate the soul from God.
6. Tranquillity. The soul arrives at peace, rest, and silence.
So, as usual, diagnose yourself and the holiest person you know. For me, 2 (on a good day) and 4.