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Author: Torsellino, Orazio, 1545-1599.
Title: The history of our B. Lady of Loreto. Tra[n]slated out of Latyn, into English.
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Print source: The history of our B. Lady of Loreto. Tra[n]slated out of Latyn, into English.
Torsellino, Orazio, 1545-1599., Price, Thomas, 1570-1625,, Du Tielt, Guillaume,

[Saint-Omer]: Imprinted with licence [at the English College Press], 1608.
Alternate titles: Lauretanae historiae libri quinque. English Lauretanae historiae libri quinque. History of Loreto.
Notes:
A translation of: Orazio, Torsellino. Lauretanae historiae libri quinque.
Translator's dedication signed: T.P., i.e. Thomas Price.
A reissue of STC 24140.5, with cancel engraved title page signed "Guil. du Tielt. fe". In this issue 2*8v has an engraved illustration on verso instead of being blank.
Identification of printer from STC.
Running title reads: The history of Loreto.
With nine final contents leaves.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Mary, -- Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Early works to 1800.
Basilica della Santa Casa di Loreto -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A13834.0001.001

Contents
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APPROBATIO.
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TO THE MOST GLORIOVS, AND MOST B. VIRGIN OF LORETO, The most mercifull Patronesse, and greatest Ioy of Christians.
TO THE RIGHT VVORSHIPFVLL AND RIGHT VERTVOVS Gentlewoman M.ris M. B.
TO THE GODLY READER.
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE AND RIGHT REVEREND Lord Peter Aldobrandino CARDINAL Of the Holy Roman Church, HORATIVS TVRSELLINVS VVISHETH FELICITY.
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THE FIRST BOOKE OF THE HISTORY OF LORETO: Collected by the Reuerend F. HORATIVS TVRSELLINVS Of the Societie of IESVS.
THE PREFACE.
THE NATIVE HOVSE of our B. LADY is reuerenced with great honour in Galiley, whiles the Christian faith remai∣neth in Palestine. CHAP. I.
The sacred House hauing lost her honour in Galiley, is mira∣culously transported in∣to Dalmatia. CHAP. II.
By reuelation of the mother of God, her house is knowne, & honou∣red, with an euident mi∣racle. CHAP. III.
The miracle is sought out by certaine men sent into Galiley. CHAP. IIII.
The Sacred House departeth out of Sclauonie with great lamentation of the Dalmatians. CHAP. V.
The Sacred House is transpor∣ted into Picene, & sea∣ted in a wood of Recanati. CHAP. VI.
The Sacred House is transported out of this wood into the hill of the two Brothers. CHAP. VII.
It departeth from the hill of the two Brothers, by reason of their auarice and discord. CHAP. VIII.
The impressions of the places, where the Sacred House did stand. CHAP. IX.
The speciall place, and the admira∣ble situation of the house of Loreto. CHAP. X.
By manifestation of the Dalma∣tians, the Picentians know that the natiue house of the B. Virgin is brought vnto them. CHAP. XI.
By reuelation of our B. Lady, an Hermite importuneth the Pi∣centians to inquire of the matter. CHAP. XII.
Sixteene men sent into Dalmatia & Galiley, confirme the truth of the miracle. CHAP. XIII.
The Picentians choose the B. Vir∣gin of Loreto for their Patronesse. CHAP. XIIII.
The sacred House is honoured with heauenly flames, and reue∣renced daily more and more. CHAP. XV.
The walles adioyned to the sacred House for a support, giue backe: to the which notwithstan∣ding large Cloisters are added. CHAP. XVI.
Heauenly lightes make the day of the B. Virgins Natiuitie more so∣lemnized in her natiue House. CHAP. XVII.
VVhen the towne of Loreto was go∣uerned by lawes, the Cittizens of Recanati inuironed the Sacred House with a Church. CHAP. XVIII.
VVhen Benedict the XII. had ador∣ned the new Church of Loreto with Indulgences, it was fre∣quented with greater deuotion. CHAP. XIX.
The state of the House of Loreto, whiles the Roman Bishops sate at Auinigon. CHAP. XX.
The continuance of Schisme depri∣ueth the House of Loreto of many benefites of the Popes. CHAP. XXI.
Martin the V. adorneth the House of Loreto with Indulgences and faires. CHAP. XXII.
The wealth of the Church of Loreto in time of Pope Eugenius the IIII. CHAP. XXIII.
The House of Loreto is enriched with Indulgences by Nicolas the V. and fortified against the force of the Turkes. CHAP. XXIIII.
The House of Loreto is fortified a∣gainst the Turkes, by Callistus the III. and putteth the Barbarians to flight, much frighted with a great ouerthrow. CHAP. XXV.
By restoring of health to Pius the se∣cond, the House of Loreto began to be far more reuerenced and famous. CHAP. XXVI.
The sacred House is endowed with goodly possessions by the Bishop of Recanati, for the reliefe of poore Pilgrimes. CHAP. XXVII
The summe of the Historie of Loreto is set vp in the Church by Tere∣man the Gouernour. CHAP. XXVIII.
THE SECOND BOOKE OF THE HISTORY OF LORETO: Collected by the Reuerend F. HORATIVS TVRSEL∣LINVS, Of the Societie of IESVS.
POPE PAVL THE SECOND being cured of the plague, goeth about to beautifie the house of LORETO with a new Church, & to adorne it with his Decrees. CHAP. I.
Iames a Franciscan is deliuered frō an incurable disease, and from the assaultes of Diuells. CHAP. II.
Pope Xystus the fourth increaseth, and graceth the old Decrees, with new-ones. CHAP. III.
A great armie of Turkes readie to spoile the wealth of Loreto, is put to flight by miracle. CHAP. IIII.
Pope Innocentius the VIII. doth honour the sacred House with gifts, and committeth it to the gouern∣ment of the Carmelites. CHAP. V
The testimonie of Baptista Mantuanus. CHAP. VI.
A noble woman of France being pos∣sessed with seauen Diuells is deliuered. CHAP. VII.
The gift of the Cittie of Recanati, for her deliuerance from the plague. And the departure of the Carmelites. CHAP. VIII.
The Decrees of Iulius the second, his workes in the new Church, and the Donaries of Noble men. CHAP. IX.
A noble woman is cured of the Palsey. CHAP. X.
Pope Iulius the second finisheth, and fortifieth the Church of Loreto. CHAP. XI.
Pope Iulius the second, is protected from a great shot, and adorneth the House of Loreto with gifts. CHAP. XII.
A girle of seauen yeares of age, is brought to Loreto by the B. Virgin her selfe. CHAP. XIII.
Neere to the Porch of the Church of Loreto, the Popes Pallace is be∣gunne, by Iulius the II. and the caruing of the most sacred House is purposed. CHAP. XIIII.
The Queenes of Naples visite the House of Loreto CHAP. XV.
Pope Leo the X. adorneth the Sa∣cred House with ample Decrees. CHAP. XVI.
The sacred House is adorned with worthy ornaments and Donaries. CHAP. XVII.
A Dalmatian Priest commeth to Lo∣reto, carrying vp, with his hand, his bowells pulled out of his bellie. CHAP. XVIII.
Diuers assaultes of the Turkes are re∣pelled from the House of Loreto by diuine power. CHAP. XIX.
It deceyueth the auarice of the Christian armie. CHAP. XX
The towne of Loreto is walled a∣bout by Pope Leo the X. and the worthy worke of the caruing, is hastened on. CHAP. XXI.
Pope Clement the seauenth, doth adorne the House of Loreto with Decrees, and continueth the adorning of the most sacred Cell. CHAP. XXII.
The Architect presuming to worke through the sacred walles, by mi∣racle fell downe as dead. CHAP. XXIII.
Pope Clement being holpen by the aide of the B. Virgin of Loreto, doth adorne her with great care. CHAP. XXIIII
Loreto is made more healthfull by cutting downe the woods and drying vp the lakes. CHAP. XXV.
Pope Clemēt sendeth 3. of his Chā∣ber into Dalmatia & Galiley, to seeke out the remoueall of the house of Loreto. CHAP. XXVI.
Three worthie men are deliuered from danger of death. CHAP. XXVII
The testimonie of Friar Leander Albertus, of the house of Loreto. CHAP. XXVIII.
The House of Loreto is honoured with many worthie Donaries. CHAP. XXIX.
THE THIRD BOOKE OF THE HISTORY OF LORE TO: Collected by the Reuerend F. HORATIVS TVRSEL∣LINVS Of the Societie of IESVS.
POPE PAVL THE THIRD adorneth the Sacred House with benefittes and Decrees. CHA
Loreto is committed to the protection of the people of Recanati. CHAP. II.
A Fraternitie of Childrë is instituted, to sing solemne praise & laude, to the B. Virgin of Loreto. CHAP. III.
The Hospitall, and the Spittle, to re∣ceaue Pilgrims, are opened: the sacred House is adorned with buildings. CHAP. IIII.
The Reliques of the Chappell of Lo∣reto, are honoured with miracles: and propagate the religion of the Sacred House. CHAP. V.
The description of the carued-worke, wherwith the most sacred House is adorned round about. CHAP. VI.
The Thole of the Church beginning to cleaue, is strengthned. CHAP. VII.
The House of Loreto is enriched with new Donaries. CHAP. VIII.
The Captaine of a Band of hors-men is carried away headlong by the force of a Riuer, and deliuered from euident danger of life. CHAP. IX.
Pope Paul the third, doth twice visit the House of Loreto, and hasteneth on the worke of the Popes Pallace. CHAP. X.
The House of Loreto is adorned with Chappels, and Heauenlie Signes. CHAP. XI.
Pope Iulius the III. instituteth a Colledg of the Society of IESVS at Loreto. CHAP. XII.
The wonder of the heauenlie flames is renewed at Loreto. CHAP. XIII.
Heauenly flames are seene in the Church of Loreto it selfe. CHAP. XIIII.
Two Capuchines are deliuered from the raging sea. CHAP. XV.
A yong man is deliuered from the whirle-poole of a Riuer. CHAP. XVI.
A maide of Loreto is deliuered out of a well: a Cittizen of Caieta out of prison. CHAP. XVII.
A Bassa of the Turkes, being cured by the B. Virgin of Loreto, doth honour her with gifts. CHAP. XVIII.
The House of Loreto is enriched with the Donaries of Noble men. CHAP. XIX.
Marcellus Ceruinus the Cardinall knoweth by reuelation in the sacred Chappell, that he should be Pope. CHAP. XX.
The Colledge of the Iesuits is enlarged by Pope Paul the IV. also the cele∣brity and wealth of Loreto is increased. CHAP. XXI.
The House of Loreto is enriched with new Donaries. CHAP. XXII.
The House of Loreto is honoured of the French Armie, with the salua∣tion of many souldiours CHAP. XXIII.
By making a vow to our B. Lady of Loreto, the Citty of Vtina is preserued from the sicknes, in∣creasing round about. CHAP. XXIIII.
Sight is restored to two that were blinde. CHAP. XXV.
A Shipmaister of Genua is deliuered from double danger. CHAP. XXVI.
A yong man is deliuered out of prison: another twice hanged is deliuered from death and punishment. CHAP. XXVII.
A woman of Sicilie hauing her throate cutt, is cured. CHAP. XXVIII.
A certaine man of Genua doubting of the House of Loreto, being well punished, repenteth. CHAP. XXIX.
The Violatours of the most sacred Chappell are punished by miracle for their rashnesse. CHAP. XXX.
The robbers of the Sacred Chappell are apprehended by miracle, and put to death. CHAP. XXXI.
Two yong men are deliuered from the seruitude of the Diuell. CHAP. XXXII.
She also deliuereth a yong man whome the diuell had brought into bondage, by restoring vnto him a writing of his owne hand. CHAP. XXXIII.
THE FOVRTH BOOKE OF THE HISTORY OF LORETO: Collected by the Reuerend F. HORATIVS TVRSELLINVS Of the Society of IESVS.
The care of Pope Pius IIII. and of the Car∣dinall of Vrbine, in adorning the House of Loreto. CHAP. I.
The care of the Picentians in defen∣ding the House of Loreto against the Turkes: & the protection of the B. Virgin towards her owne House. CHAP. II.
The Bishop of Conymbria, being taught by his owne harme, resto∣reth a stone which he procu∣red to be taken out of the House of Loreto. CHAP. III.
The Sacred stone is put into his place, & reuerenced with great solem∣nity and concourse of people. CHAP. IV.
Manie are deliuered from very great danger. CHAP. V.
A Sailer loosing his ship, is saued by the help of the B. Virgin. CHAP. VI.
Two men are deliuered from lighte∣ning: Also two barren women are made fruitfull. CHAP. VII.
Many despayring of their recouerie are cured by miracle. CHAP. VIII.
Two possessed persons are deliuered from the tormenting Diuells. CHAP. IX.
Sight is restored to two blind-men. CHAP. X.
The B. Virgin cureth two that were dumbe, restoring to the one, the vse of his tongue, and to the other, his tongue when it was cut out CHAP. XI.
A Iew is deliuered out of prison by the B. Virgin, and bapti∣zed at Loreto. CHAP. XII.
The chiefest gifts brought or sent to Loreto, Pius the IV. being Pope. CHAP. XIII.
The testimonie of Pius V. of the House of Loreto: and the workes of Robert Sax∣atellus, whiles he was Pope. CHAP. XIIII.
The Hospitality and Almes of the House of Loreto. CHAP. XV.
The Donaries of Pius V. and of other Princes. CHAP. XVI.
Some are deliuered from the inunda∣tion of a Riuer: others from tempest of the sea, and from theeues. CHAP. XVII.
Many are deliuered from the Capti∣uity of the Turkes. CHAP. XVIII.
A man who was hanged is deli∣uered from death. CHAP. XIX.
Two are deliuered from very great danger of death. CHAP. XX.
The manifold help of the B. Virgin of Loreto, in the victory got∣ten of the Turkes by sea. CHAP. XXI.
The sacred House is adorned by Gre∣gory the xiij. with Indulgences and notable wayes. CHAP. XXII.
The celebrity of Loreto in the yeare of Iubiley CHAP. XXIII.
The notable piety of Don Iohn de Austria in visiting the House of Loreto. CHAP. XXIIII.
The singular pietie and munificence of Ioane de Austria the great Duchesse of Tuscanie. CHAP. XXV.
The Duchesse of Loraine being brought to Loreto sicke of the Palsey, is cured by Miracle. CHAP. XXVI.
Two, throwne very dangerously from their horses, are deliuered from death. CHAP. XXVII.
A certaine person, who was taken out of the hands of his enemies, when he had receaued twelue deadly wounds, is cured by miracle. CHAP. XXVIII.
The Mother and the Daughter are deliuered from death, others from other diseases. CHAP. XXIX.
Three Citties are deliuered from the plague. CHAP. XXX.
THE FIFT BOOKE OF THE HISTORY OF LORETO: Collected by the Reuerend F. HORATIVS TVRSELLINVS Of the Society of IESYS.
The gifts of the Cardinall of Vrbine, and of other Princes. CHAP. I.
The solemnity of the Church of Lo∣reto is more graced CHAP. II.
A Colledge of Sclauonians is in∣stituted: and Pilgrims (spe∣cially of the better sort) are bountifully inter∣tained. CHAP. III.
The piety and munificence of Duke Ioyeuse, and of the King of France. CHAP. IIII.
Other gifts of the Nobility of France. CHAP. V.
The worthy gifts and piety of Wil∣liam Duke of Bauaria, & of other Princes of Germany. CHAP. VI.
The piety and gifts of the Princes of Italy. CHAP. VII.
The rashnesse of those, which tooke a∣way small peeces of the stones, and the morter of the most sacred House, is punished from heauen. CHAP. VIII.
A ship of Epidaurus is deliuered out of the hands of Pirats by a worthy Miracle. CHAP. IX.
Loreto is made a Citty by Xistus V. and adorned with a Bishops Sea. CHAP. X.
Cardinall Ioyeuse recommendeth his Protection of France, to the B. Virgin of Loreto. CHAP. XI.
The worthy indeauours of Cardinall Gallo Patron of Loreto, to∣wards the B. Virgin. CHAP. XII.
Donaries brought or sent to the B. Virgin of Loreto. CHAP. XIII.
An Irish Bishop doth twice escape the hands of Hereticall Pirats: A yong man is deliuered from present shipwrack. CHAP. XIV.
Two Priests hauing stolne a little mor∣ter out of the House of Loreto, by their owne harme, are taught to restore it thither againe. CHAP. XV.
Our B. Lady appearing to two, in the same forme wherin she is reuerēced at Loreto, restoreth them their health despaired of by Physitians. CHAP. XVI.
A Knight of Flanders being deli∣uered from his enemies by an euident miracle, dedicateth a wax-candle of huge bignesse, to our B. Lady of Loreto. CHAP. XVII.
A deafe-man recouereth his hearing. CHAP. XVIII.
Donaries brought or sent to the B. Virgin of Loreto, in the trouble∣some time of Gregory the XIIII. CHAP. XIX.
The chiefest Indulgence of Clement the VIII. CHAP. XX.
The gifts of Noble women. CHAP. XXI.
The comming, and gift of Christine wife to the Great Duke of Tuscany. CHAP. XXII.
The testimony and gift of a Spanish Priest, honoured with a miracle. CHAP. XXIII.
Bracelets which were offered to the B. Virgin, do fasten themselues on the hands of Christ her little Child. CHAP. XXIV.
Two are deliuered from danger of death. CHAP. XXV.
A notorious wicked man was miracu∣lously debarred from comming into the most sacred Cell, before he had made his Confession. CHAP. XXVI.
A certaine man intending to commit murder in the House of Loreto, by miracle is changed to the contrary. CHAP. XXVII.
The Celebrity and Maiesty of the House of Loreto. CHAP. XXVIII.
A TABLE OF THE PARTI∣CVLAR CHAPTERS CONTEYNED IN THIS History of LORETO.
AN OTHER TABLE OR INDEX OF THE WORTHIEST THINGS, THAT HAVE BYN BESTOWED vpon our B. Lady, and her sacred House of LORETO.