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Author: Molina, Antonio de, d. 1619?
Title: A treatise of mental prayer¨ In vvhich is briefly declared the manner how to exercise the inward actes of vertues by Fr. Ant. de Molina Carthusian. Whereunto is adioyned a very profitable treatise of exhortation to spirituall profit. VVritten by F. Francis Arias of the Society of Iesus. Togeather with a dialogue of contrition and attrition. All translated out of Spanish into English by a Father of the Society of Iesus.
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A treatise of mental prayer¨ In vvhich is briefly declared the manner how to exercise the inward actes of vertues by Fr. Ant. de Molina Carthusian. Whereunto is adioyned a very profitable treatise of exhortation to spirituall profit. VVritten by F. Francis Arias of the Society of Iesus. Togeather with a dialogue of contrition and attrition. All translated out of Spanish into English by a Father of the Society of Iesus.
Molina, Antonio de, d. 1619?, Sweetnam, John, 1581-1622,, Everard, Thomas, 1560-1633,, Arias, Francisco., Haller, Richard., Wilson, John, ca. 1575-ca. 1645?,

[Saint-Omer: Printed at the English College Press] Permissu superiorum, M.DC.XVII. [1617]
Alternate titles: Exercicios espirituales. English Exercicios espirituales.
Notes:
Editor's dedication signed: I.VV., i.e. John Wilson.
Includes "Exercicios espirituales" by Molina, translated by John Sweetnam; an unidentified work by Arias, translated by Thomas Everard; and "Breve apuntamiento acerca de la contricion" by Richard Haller, translated by Everard. Also includes "A briefe and profitable manner of saying the Rosary of our B. Lady".
Place of publication and identification of printer from STC.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Meditation -- Early works to 1800.
Spiritual life -- Modern period, 1500-.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A07608.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE REVEREND, AND RELIGIOVS MOTHER, MARY WISEMAN, Prioresse of the English Mo∣nastery of the Order of S. Augustine in Louayne.
THE PREFACE OF THE AVTHOR to the Reader.
A BRIEFE TREATISE OF MENTALL PRAYER.
What Meditation is: and what partes it conteyneth. CHAP. 1.
Of the generall circumstances which may be considered in the mysteries of Christ our Sauiour. CHAP. II.
§. I. VVHO.
§. II. WHAT.
§. III. FOR WHOME.
§. IIII FOR WHY.
§. V. OF VVHOME.
§. VI. HOVV.
Of the affects which may be exer∣cised in Meditation of the my∣steries of Christ our Lord. CHAP. III.
§. I. Of the affect of Compassion.
§. II. Of the affect of Contrition.
§. III. Of the affect of Thankes-giuing.
§. IIII. Of the affect of Admiration.
§. V. Of the Affect of spirituall Ioy.
§. VI. Of the affect of Hope.
§. VII. Of the affect of the Loue of God.
§. VIII. Of the affect of Imi∣tation of Christ.
§. IX. That the acts of Vertue must not only be exercised in generall, but in particuler.
CHAP. IIII. Wherin briefly is repeated, and de∣clared all that is aboue said.
A Summe of the generall circum∣stances, which may be consi∣dered in the mysteryes of Christ our Lord. §. 1.
§. II. A Repetition or summe of the Affects, which must be ex∣ercised in the meditation of the mysteries of Christ our Lord.
The forme and manner, How to exercise the foresaid Affectes, and acts of Vertue in other Meditations. CHAP. V.
§. I. In the Consideration of Sinnes, these affectes and ver∣tues following may be exercised.
§. II. In the consideration of Death may be exercised these Affects following.
§ III. In the consideration of the Iudgement, these Affectes may be exercised.
§. IIII. In the consideration of the Paynes of Hell, these Affects may be exercised.
§. V. In the consideration of Glory, these Affects may be exercised.
§. VI. In the consideration Of the diuine benefits these Af∣fects may be exercised.
A BRIEFE AND PRO∣FITABLE MANNER of saying the Rosary of our B. Lady, applying it to all the Mysteries, and passages of her life, according to the dayes of the weeke.
THE PREFACE
directions
MVNDAY.
TEVVSDAY.
WEDNESDAY.
THVRSDAY.
FRIDAY.
SVNDAY.
A Declaration of the manner which must be kept in saying the Rosary; applying it to the aforesayd Mysteries.
A Summe of the mysteries of the Rosary, applyed for the dayes of the weeke, for euery day Fiue, as followeth.
A SHORT TREATISE of Exhortation to spirituall Profit. Composed by the R. Fa∣ther Francis Arias, of the So∣ciety of IESVS.
THE PREFACE.
How much that man is acceptable to God, who is diligent to go forwards in his Diuine Seruice. CHAP. I.
How much they doe import, and help the Church, who do serue God and profit in vertue. CHAP. III.
How necessary and profitable it is, to euery one that serueth God, to go forward in his seruice: And of the gifts and benefits, that he doth impart to those that so go forward. CHAP. IIII.
How expedient and necessary it is to go forward in Gods seruice, therby to be deliuered from the perills and domages that ensue of retch∣lessenes. CHAP. V.
How the Care of going alwaies forward in vertue, is conuentent for al the seruants of God; not only for those that begin, but also for those that haue profited much, and are perfect. CHAP. VI.
How necessary and profitable that doctrine is, which teacheth and perswadeth to go forwards in good life once begone, and to profit in the same. CHAP. VII.
Of the fruit which those, who be∣gin to serue God, must reap of the doctrine that teacheth the going forward in ver∣tue, and the perfection therof. CHAP. VIII.
THE KEY OF PARADISE, OR A DIALOGVE CONCERNING Contrition & Attrition.
dialogue
An act of Contrition.
A briefe declaration touching Con∣trition, wherin be proposed the reasons, that ought to moue euery Christian earnestly to seek to make acts of Contrition, and to repent himselfe of his sinnes, at least twice a day, in the mor∣ning, and at night.
An short and profitable Examen of the Conscience, to be made thrice a day, Morning, Noone and Night.
Three very importāt Instructions.
A TABLE Of the Contents of all conteyned in the former Treatises.