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Author: Peter, of Alcantara, Saint, 1499-1562.
Title: A golden treatise of mentall praier with diuerse spirituall rules and directions, no lesse profitable then necessarie for all sortes of people. First composed by the venerable and blessed father, Fr. Peter de Alcantara, of the Seraphicall Order of S. Francis. Beatified the 18. of Aprill. 1622. Translated into English by G.VV. To vvhich is prefixed a breife relation of the life, and death of the same father vvritten by G.VV. of the same order and obseruance.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A golden treatise of mentall praier with diuerse spirituall rules and directions, no lesse profitable then necessarie for all sortes of people. First composed by the venerable and blessed father, Fr. Peter de Alcantara, of the Seraphicall Order of S. Francis. Beatified the 18. of Aprill. 1622. Translated into English by G.VV. To vvhich is prefixed a breife relation of the life, and death of the same father vvritten by G.VV. of the same order and obseruance.
Peter, of Alcantara, Saint, 1499-1562., Willoughby, Giles,

At Bruxelles: By the widowe of Hubert Antone, called Velpius, sworne printer of the Court, at the signe of the golden Eagle by the Palace, 1632.
Alternate titles: Tratado de la oración y meditación. English Tratado de la oración y meditación.
Notes:
A translation of: Tratado de la oración y meditación.
Translator's dedication signed: Giles VVilloughby.
With a biography of the author.
At foot of title: Permissu superiorum.
With an additional title page, engraved.
With two final contents leaves (printed as e4-5, e4 signed "M").
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Meditations -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A09514.0001.001

Contents
title page
frontispiece
title page
TO THE RIGHT HONOVRABLE AND TRVELY VERTVOVS LADY, THE LADY ELIANOR POWES, &c.
A BREIFE RELATION OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE BLESSED FATHER FR. PETER DE ALCANTARA, FRANCISCAN FRYAR. VVritten by G. VV. of the same Order & obseruance.
CHAP. 1. OF THE BIRTH AND EDVCATION, OF BLESSED ALCANTARA, And of his enteringe into Religion.
CHAP. II. Of his naturall gifts, and of his prudence, and mortification of his eies.
CHAP. III. Of his religious simplicitie, and mortification of his eies.
CHAP. IV. VVith vvhat austeritie and mor∣tification the holy Father liued.
CHAP. V. Of his great puritie, and hu∣militie.
CHAP. VI. Of his feruant prayers and raptures, & of his spirit of prophesie.
CHAP. VII. Of his patience.
CHAP. VIII. Of his charitie towardes his neighbour.
CHAP. IX. Of his pouertie.
A letter of the blessed Father FR. PETER DE AL∣CANTARA, to the holy Mother THERESA OF IESVS, who demanded his counsell, whither she should founde her Monasteries with rents or no.
CHAP. X. Of his confidence in God almighties prouidence.
CHAP. XI. Of his knowledg in holy Scripture, and of his preachinge.
CHAP. XII. Of his religious zeale and of his death.
BEATIFICATIO B. P. DE ALCANTARA. Gregorius Papa X V. ad perpetuam rei memoriam.
FACVLTAS SVPERIORIS.
APPROBATIO.
ERRATA.
A GOLDEN TREATISE, OF MENTAL PRAIER.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. Of the matter of prayer.
Here follovve the 7. former Me∣ditations.
A Meditation for Munday.
A Meditation for Tvvesdaye.
A Meditation for VVeddensday.
A Meditation for Thursday.
A Meditation for Fryday.
A Meditation for Saterday.
A Meditation for Sunday.
CHAP. III. Of the time, and fruite of these Meditations.
OF SEAVEN OTHER MEDITATIONS OF THE PASSION OF OVR LORD, And the manner hovv it ought to be meditated vpon.
Seauen other Meditations.
A Meditation for Munday.
Of the institution of the blessed Sacrament.
A Meditation for Tvvesday.
A Meditation for VVeddensday.
A Meditation for Thursday.
A Meditation for Fryday.
A Meditation for Saterday.
A Meditation for Sunday.
CHAP. V. Of six thinges necessary to prayer.
CHAP. VI. Of the preparation necessarie to prayer.
CHAP. VII. Of Readinge.
CHAP. VIII. Of Meditation.
CHAP. IX. Of giuinge of thankes.
CHAP. X. Of Oblation.
CHAP. XI. Of Petition.
A prayer for the obteininge of diuine loue.
CHAP. XII. Certaine documentes to be obserued about Meditation.
The first Document.
The second Document.
The third Document.
The fourth Document.
The fifth Document.
The sixth Document.
The seauenth Document.
The eighth Document.
THE SECOND PART. OF DEVOTION AND OF THOSE THINGES WHICH THERVNTO BELONGE.
CHAP. I. VVhat is deuotion.
CHAP. II. Nine meanes or helpes vvherby this vertue of deuotion may be atteined vnto, vvith the least difficultie.
CHAP. III. Nine impedementes of deuotion.
CHAP. IV. Of the common temptations vvhich for the most part assault those, vvho giue themselues to meditations: as also of the remedies against them.
Of the first temptation, and the remedie therof.
A remedie for the second temptation.
A remedy for the third temptation.
A remedie for the fourth temptation.
A remedy for the fifth temptation.
A remedie for the sixth temptation.
A remedie for the seauenth temptation.
A remedie for the eighth temptation.
A remedie for the ninth temptation.
CHAP. V. Other certaine admonitions necessarie for spirituall persons.
admonition 1
The second Admonition.
The third Admonition.
The fovvrth Admonition.
The fifth Admonition.
The sixth Admonition.
The seauenth Admonition.
The eighth Document.
THE TABLE.