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Author: Rodrâiguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616.
Title: A short and sure way to heauen, and present happines. Taught in a treatise of our conformity with the will of God. Written by the Reuerend Father Alfonsus Rodriguez of the Society of Iesus, in his worke intituled, The exercise of perfection and Christian vertue. Translated out of Spanish.
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2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A short and sure way to heauen, and present happines. Taught in a treatise of our conformity with the will of God. Written by the Reuerend Father Alfonsus Rodriguez of the Society of Iesus, in his worke intituled, The exercise of perfection and Christian vertue. Translated out of Spanish.
Rodrâiguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616., I. C., fl. 1630,

[Saint-Omer: Printed by the widow of C. Boscard], Permissu superiorum 1630.
Alternate titles: Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas. Part 1. Treatise 8. English Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas. Part 1. Treatise 8. Short and sure way to heaven, and present happines. Of our conformity with the will of God.
Notes:
A translation of part 1, treatise 8 of: Rodrâiguez, Alfonso. Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas.
Translator's dedication signed: I.C.
Printer's name from STC.
Running title reads: Of our conformity with the will of God. ..
Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
Catholic Church -- Discipline -- Early works to 1800.
Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800.
Perfection -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Asceticism -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Christian ethics -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A10877.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE REVEREND AND RELIGIOVS MOTHER ANNA OF THE ASCENTION. PRIORESSE OF THE ENGLISH Teresians in Antwerpe.
A TREATISE OF OVR CONFORMITY VVITH THE will of God.
THE I. CHAPTER. In which there are laid two princi∣cipall foundations.
THE II. CHAPTER. Wherein the second foundation is more amply declared.
THE III. CHAPTER. Of the great good and profit, which is in∣cluded in this Conformity with the will of God.
THE IV. CHAPTER. That this perfect conformity with the wil of God, is a blessednes and a kind of heauen in earth.
THE V. CHAPTER. That contentment is only in God, and whosoeuer seeketh in it any thing els, shall neuer find it.
THE VI. CHAPTER. Wherin is in an other manner declared, how the only way to arriue to true con∣tentment, is to conforme our selues with the will of God.
THE VII. CHAPTER. Of diuers other felicities & profits which are to be found in this conformity with the will of God.
THE VIII. CHAPTER. Wherin is confirmed by some examples, how gratefull vnto God, this exercise is, of the conformity of our wills with his, and of the great perfection which is conteined in it.
THE IX. CHAPTER. Of some other considerations, which may rēder this exercise of conformity with the will of God, both easy and plea∣sant to vs.
THE X. CHAPTER. Of Gods fatherly and particular proui∣dence of vs, and of the filiall confi∣dence which we ought to haue in him.
THE XI. CHAPTER. Of diuers passages and examples of the holy Scripture, which may helpe vs much to obteine this familiar and fi∣liall confidence in God.
THE XII. CHAPTER. How great profit and perfection it is, to apply prayer vnto this exercise of the conformity with the will of God, and how we are so long to descend vnto par∣ticulars vntil we arriue vnto the third degree of the said conformity.
THE XIII. CHAPTER. Of the indifferency and conformity with the will of God, which Religious men ought to haue, in going and remai∣ning in any part of the world, where they may be disposed of by Obedience.
THE XIV. CHAPTER. Of that indifferency and conformity with the will of God, which Religious men are to haue, concerning those offices & functions in which obedience shall im∣ploy them.
THE XV. CHAPTER. Of the conformity which we are to haue with the will of God, touching the di∣stribution of Tallents, and naturall guifts.
THE XVI. CHAPTER. Of the conformity which we are to haue with the will of God in time of sicknes.
THE XVII. CHAPTER. How we are not to repose our trust in Phi∣sitians and Medecins, but only in Al∣mighty God, and are to conforme our selues vnto his will, not only in sicknesse but also in all other things which doe accompany it.
THE XVIII. CHAPTER. Wherin that which hath been said is con∣firmed by some examples.
THE XIX. CHAPTER. Of the conformity which we are to haue with the will of God, as well in death as life.
THE XX. CHAPTER. Of some reasons and motiues which may iuduce vs holily to desire a lawfull death.
THE XXI. CHAPTER. Whern that which hath been said is cō∣firmed with some examples.
THE XXII. CHAPTER. Of the conformity which we are to haue with the will of God, in all afflictions and calamities in generall which he sends vnto vs.
THE XXIII. CHAPTER. Of a certaine means which will helpe vs much to receaue and support with great resignation, all those aduersities which our Lord shall send vs, as well in particular as in generall, which is the knowledge and feeling of our sinnes.
THE XXIV. CHAPTER. Of the conformity which we are to haue with the will of God, in aridy and de∣solation in our prayer, and what is vn∣derstood by the name, of this aridity and desolation.
THE XXV. CHAPTER. An answer vnto the complaint of those who are troubled with aridity and desolation in prayer.
THE XXVI. CHAPTER. How we may conuert aridity and desola∣tion, into a good and profitable prayer.
THE XXVII. CHAPTER. Of diuers other reasons which may com∣fort vs, and bring vs to conformity with the will of God, in aridity and desolation of prayer.
THE XXVIII. CHAPTER. That it is a great deceite and grieuous tentation, to leaue of our prayer, be∣cause we find our selues in the said manner in it.
THE XXIX. CHAPTER. Wherin that which hath been said is con∣firmed by some examples.
THE XXX. CHAPTER. Of the conformity which we are to haue with the will of God, for as much as concerneth the distribution of others, vertues, and supernaturall gifts.
THE XXXI. CHAPTER. Of the conformity which we are to haue with the will of God in that which con∣cerneth felicity and glory.
THE XXXII. CHAPTER. Of conformity, vnion, and perfect loue of God, and how we are to apply this exercise to practise.
THE XXXIII. CHAPTER. How much this exercise is commended vnto vs and inculcated in holy scripture.
THE XXXIV. CHAPTER. How we may ye farther extend this holy exercise.
THE TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS.