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Author: Luis, de Granada, 1504-1588.
Title: Of prayer, and meditation. Wherein are conteined fovvertien deuoute meditations for the seuen daies of the weeke, bothe for the morninges, and eueninges. And in them is treyted of the consideration of the principall holie mysteries of our faithe. Written firste in the Spanishe tongue by the famous religious father. F. Lewis de Granada, prouinciall of the holie order of preachers in the prouince of Portugall.
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Print source: Of prayer, and meditation. Wherein are conteined fovvertien deuoute meditations for the seuen daies of the weeke, bothe for the morninges, and eueninges. And in them is treyted of the consideration of the principall holie mysteries of our faithe. Written firste in the Spanishe tongue by the famous religious father. F. Lewis de Granada, prouinciall of the holie order of preachers in the prouince of Portugall.
Luis, de Granada, 1504-1588., Hopkins, Richard, d. 1594?.

Imprinted at Paris: By Thomas Brumeau, at the signe of the Olyue, Anno Domini. M.D.LXXXII. [1582]
Alternate titles: Libro de la oración y meditación. English Libro de la oración y meditación.
Notes:
A translation, by Richard Hopkins, of: Libro de la oración y meditación.
Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
Prayer -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Meditation -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Meditations -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A06436.0001.001

Contents
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TO THE RIGHTE HONORABLE, AND WORSHIPFVLL, OF THE fower principall howses of Cowerte in Lon¦don, professinge the studie of the Common Lawes of oure Realme, RICHARDE HOPKINS wishethe dewe cōsideration of the holye mysteries of the Christian Re∣ligion.
AN ADVERTISMENTE BY the translatour to the Learned Reader.
AN EXHORTATION TO THE CHRISTIAN Reader, made by the Righte Reuerende Father in God, BERNARDE de FRESNEDA, Bishoppe of CVENCA, one of the priuie Coun∣cell of Estate to the mightie KINGE PHILLIP¦PE OF SPAYNE, &c. And his Ghostly Father, to read this booke with good attention, and with a desire to profite, and procede forwardes in godlines.
TO THE VERIE RE∣VEREND FATHERS, AND right honorable personnages: DON ANTONIO DE CORDOVA: and Father LORENÇO DE FIGVEROA.
THE PROLOGE AND ARGVMENT OF THIS BOOKE.
THE FIRST PARTE, WHICH TREATETH OF the matter of consideration.
THE FIRST CHAPTER. Wherein is treated of the great profitt, and necessitie of consideration.
HOW CONSIDERATION HELPETH FAYTH. § I.
HOW CONSIDERATION HELPETH HOPE. § II.
HOW CONSIDERATION HELPETH CHARITIE. § III.
HOW CONSIDERATION helpethe Deution, and all other vertues affectiue. § IIII.
HOW PRAYER IOYNED with consideration helpeth all the vertuous affections. § V.
HOW CONSIDERATION helpethe towardes the obteyninge of the foure Cardinall vertues: which be: Pruden∣ce: Iustice: Fortitude: and Temperance. § VI.
HOW CONSIDERATION HELPETHE TO RESISTE VYCES. § VII.
HOW CONSIDERATION helpeth vs to atchieue and accomplishe all workes of vertue, that be awstere and full of hardnes and difficultie. § VIII.
HOW CONSIDERATION excludeth not other perticuler helpes vnto vertues. § IX.
HOW THE EXERCISES OF prayer, consideration, and meditation, &c. ap∣perteyne not onelie to religious personnes, and priestes, (thowghe principal∣lie vnto them) but vnto the laitie also. § X.
AN ANSWERE TO AN OB∣iection, that some slouthefull Christians doe ma∣ke, agaynste the holie exercise of prayer, meditation and consideration, sayinge: that they are bounde to no more, but to keepe and obserue the comman∣dementes of God, and of his Catholike Churche. § XI.
OF THE MATTER OF CONSIDERATION. § XII.
OF THE FIVE PAR∣TES OF PRAIER. CAP. II.
HERE FOLLOWE THE FIRST SEVEN MEDITATIONS FOR the seuen daies of the weke in the morninges.
MONDAIE MORNINGE.
MEDITATIONS VPON THESE POYNTES OF THE TEXT.
OF THE MOST BLESSED SA∣CRAMENT OF THE AVLTAR: and of the causes, wherefore it was instituted.§ II.
THIS DAIE (WHEN THOV hast made the signe of the Crosse, and prepared thy selfe hereunto) thou hast to meditate vpon these two poyntes: to witt: vpon the praier of our sauiour in the Garden: and vpon his apprehension.
MEDITATIONS VPON THESE POYNTES OF THE TEXT.
HOW OVR SAVIOVR WAS APPREHENDED.§ II.
OF THOSE THAT DOE SPI∣RITVALLIE BYNDE THE HAN∣des of our Sauiour Christ. § III.
WENSDAIE IN THE MORNINGE.
MEDITATIONS VPON THESE POYNTES OF THE TEXT.
OF THE VEXATIONS AND TROVBLES OVR SAVIOVR SVF∣fered the night before his Passion: and of the denyall of S. Peter. § II.
HOW OVR SAVIOVR WAS BROWGHT BEFORE KINGE Herode, and mocked and accompted for a foole by him, and his cowertiers.
OF THE CREWELL SCOVR∣GINGE, AND WHIPPINGE OF oùr Sauiour at the pillar. § III.
THVRSDAIE MORNINGE.
MEDITATIONS VPON THESE POYNTES OF THE TEXT.
OF THOSE WORDES OF THE GOSPELL, ECCE HOMO: Beholde the man. § II.
HOW OVR SAVIOVR CA∣RIED THE CROSSE VPON HIS SHOVLDERS.§ III.
FRIDAIE MORNINGE.
MEDITATIONS VPON THESE POYNTES OF THE TEXT.
A CONTEMPLATION VPON the misterie of the Crosse. § I.
HOW OVR SAVIOVR WAS NAILED VPON THE CROSSE. § II.
OF THE COMPASSION, THE SONNEHAD VPON HIS mother: and the mother vpon her sonne, hanginge vpon the Crosse. § III.
AN OTHER MEDITATION OF THE DOCTRINE, THAT MAIE be learned at the foote of the Crosse. § IIII.
WHAT PATIENCE WE OVGHT TO HAVE IN ALL TROVBLES, and aduersities, followinge the example of our Sauiour Christ. § V.
SATTVRDAIE MORNINGE.
MEDITATIONS VPON THESE POYNTES OF THE TEXT.
HOW OVR SAVIOVR CHRIST WAS TAKEN DOWNE from the Crosse: and of the pittiefull la∣mentation and bewailinge of the blessed virgin Marie. § II.
THE PITTIEFVLL LA∣MENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARIE.
A DECLARATION, WHY THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARIE, AND all iust persones, are afflicted in this pre∣sent transitorie life, with diuers aduersities, and tribulations. § III.
SONDAIE MORNINGE.
MEDITATIONS VPON THESE POYNTES OF THE TEXT.
OF THE RESVRRE∣CTION OF THE BODIE OF OVR SAVIOVR. § II.
HOW OVR SAVIOVR CHRIST AFTER HIS RESVRRECTION appeared to the holie virgin his blessed mother. § III.
HERE BEGINNE THE OTHER SEVEN MEDITA∣TIONS FOR THE SAME SEVEN daies in the nightes. And althowghe these Meditations be placed in the seconde place, yet are they first to be vsed in the order of exercise: Forsomuche as with them they must first begin∣ne, who are but newlie conuerted to the ser∣uice of almightie God.
MONDAIE NIGHTE.
THE FIRST TREATISE: OF THE CONSIDERATION OF SYN∣nes. Wherein this former meditation is declared more at lardge.
OF THE MVLTITVDE OF THE SINNES, THAT THOV HAST committed in thy former life. § I.
OF THE SINNES AND DE∣FECTES, THAT A MAN MAIE falle into, after he is come to the knowled∣ge of almightie God. § II.
Of the accusation of a mans owne conscience: And of the abhorrynge and contem∣pte of him selfe. § III.
TEWSDAIE NIGHTE. OF THE MISERIES OF THIS LYFE.
THE SECOND TREATISE CONTEYNINGE A CONSIDERA∣tion of the miseries of mans lyfe, wherein the former meditation is declared more at lardge.
Of the myseries and conditions of this lyfe: and first of the shortnes of the same. § II.
Of the vncertaintie of our lyfe. § III.
Of the frailtie of our lyfe. § IIII.
Of the mutabilitie of this lyfe. § V.
Of the deceitfulnes of our lyfe. § VI.
Of the miseries of mans lyfe. § VII.
Of the last miserie of man: which is deathe. § VIII.
What fruite, and commoditie, maye be taken of the foresaied considerations. § XI.
WENSDAIE NIGHTE. OF THE HOWER OF DEATHE.
THE THIRDE TREATISE, WHEREIN IS TREATED OF THE consideration of death: Where the former meditation is declared more at lardge.
Of the vncertaintie of the hower of death: And what a greife it is at that tyme to departe from all thinges of this lyfe. § I.
Of the horror and lothsomenes of our Graue. § II.
Of the great feare and dowte the sowle hath at the hower of deathe, what shall hap∣pen vnto it after it is departed out of the bodie. § III.
How we come to vnderstande hereby the errours and blindnes of our lyfe past. § IIII.
Of the terrour of the deadfull accompt we must make at the howere of our death vnto al∣mightie God of all our lyfe past. § V.
OF THE SACRAMENT OF EX∣TREME Vnction: And of the agonie of death. § VI.
HOW FILTHIE, AND LOTH-some the bodie is after it is dead: And of the buringe of it in the graue. § VII.
Of the waie, that the sowle taketh after it is departed out of the bodie: And of the dreadfull iudgment, and sen∣tence, that shalbe geuen vpon it at that time. § VIII.
THVRSDAIE NIGHTE. OF THE GENERALL DAYE OF IVDGEMENT.
THE FOVRTHE TREATISE. OF THE CONSIDERATION OF the generall daie of iudgemente: whe∣rein the former meditation is de∣clared more at lardge.
How rigorous the daie of Iud∣gement shalbe. § I.
Of the signes that shall goe before the daie of the generall Iudgemente. § II.
Of the ende of the worlde: and of the re∣surrection of the dead. § III.
Of the comminge of the Iudge: Of the matter of the iudgement: And of the witnesses, and accusors, that shalbe there against the wicked. § IIII.
FRYDAIE NIGHTE. OF THE PAYNES OF HELL.
THE FIFTE TREATISE. OF THE CONSIDERATION OF the paines of hell: Wherein the former meditation is decla∣red more at lardge.
Of two kindes of paines that are in hell. § I.
Of the tormentes of the inwarde senses, and powers of the sowle. § II.
Of the paine, wich is tearmed by the diuins, Poena damni: that is the paine of losse of almightie God. § III.
Of the particuler paines of the damned in hell. § IIII.
Of the eternitie of all these paines before reheresed. § V.
SATTVRDAIE NIGHTE. OF THE EVERLASTINGE GLORIE AND FELICITIE OF THE KING∣DOME OF HEAVEN.
THE SIXTE TREATISE. OF THE CONSIDERATION OF the glorie of Paradise: Wherein the former meditation is decla∣red more at large.
Of the goodlines and excellen∣cie of the place. § I.
Of the seconde Ioye that the sowle shall haue in the kingedome of heauen: which is the enioyinge of the companie of the Sainctes. § II.
Of the thirde ioye that the sowle shall haue in the kingdome of heauen: which is, the enioyinge of the cleare vision of almightie God. § III.
Of the fourthe ioye that the sowle shall haue in the kingdome of heauen: which is the enioyinge of the glorie of the bodie. § IIII.
Of the fyfte ioye in the kingdome of heauen: which is the euerlastinge continuance of the glorie and felicitie of the the Sainctes. § V.
SONDAIE NIGHTE. OF THE BENEFITES OF ALMIGHTIE GOD.
THE SEVENTHE TREATISE. OF THE CONSIDERATION OF the benefites of almightie God: Wherein the former meditation is decla∣red more at large.
Of the benefite of creation. § I.
Of the benefite of our Conseruation. § II.
Of the benefite of Redemption. § III.
Of the fourthe benefite: to witt, of Vocation. § IIII.
Of the particuler benefites that almightie God bestoweth vpon vs. § V.
OF FIVE PARTES THAT MAIE BE EXERCI∣SED IN PRAYER. CAP. IIII.
Of Preparation, which is a thinge verie requisite to be vsed before praier, and meditation. CAP. V.
OF READINGE. CAP. VI.
OF MEDITATION. CAP. VII.
OF THANKES-GEVINGE. CAP. VIII.
OF PETITION. CAP. IX.
Of the most necessary vertues, that are to be demaunded in Petition. § I.
CERTAIN ADVISES TO BE OBSERVED IN THESE FIVE partes aboue named, and espetially in Meditation. CAP. X.
The first aduise: that in our meditation we must not for the obseruinge of our ordinarie co∣werse put awaye from vs anie other good thowghte, or considera∣tion, wherein we fin∣de more deuotion. § I.
The second aduise: that in our Meditation we must eschewe the superfluous speculation of our vn∣derstandinge, and commit this busines to the exercise of the affe∣ctions of our will. § II.
The therde aduise: which prestribeth also boundes and limittes to the will, that it be neither to excessiue, nor to vehe∣ment in her exercise. § III.
The fourthe aduise: which followeth of the foresaide aduises: And here it is declared what ma∣ner of attention we ought to haue in our exercise of prayer and meditation. § IIII.
The fifte aduise: that we must not be desmayed, nor geue ouer our exercise of prayer, and medita∣tion, at suche time as we want deuotion therein. § V.
The sixte aduise: that we must endeuour to haue a longe and profounde praier, and great aboundance of deuotion. § VI.
The seuenthe aduise: that we must not receyue the visitations of our Lorde in vaine. § VII.
OF SIXE POYNTES THAT ARE TO BE MEDITATED VPON, in the holie Passion of our Sauiour Iesus Christ. THE LAST CHAPITER.
Of the passinge great paines, and tormentes, which our Sauiour Iesus Christe suffe∣red in his most bitter Passion. § I.
How in the Passions of our Sauiour Christe, appeareth verie manifestlie what a greyuous thinge sinne is, in the sighte of almightie God. § II.
Of the passing great benefite of our Redemption. § III.
Of the wonderfull great goodnes of almightie God, which appeareth verie euiden∣tlie in the holie Passion of our Sauiour Christe. § IIII.
Of the excellente vertues, that doe shyne verie brightlie in the holie passion of our Sauiour Christe. § V.
Of the conueniencie of the misterie of our Redemption. § VI.
Faultes escaped in the printinge of this Booke to be amended by the gentle rea∣der as followeth.
A TABLE OF THE CONTEN∣TES OF THIS FRIST PARTE.