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Author: Avila, Juan de, Saint, 1499?-1569.
Title: Certain selected spirituall epistles written by that most reuerend holy man Doctor I. de Auila a most renowned preacher of Spaine most profitable for all sortes of people, whoe seeke their saluation.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Certain selected spirituall epistles written by that most reuerend holy man Doctor I. de Auila a most renowned preacher of Spaine most profitable for all sortes of people, whoe seeke their saluation.
Avila, Juan de, Saint, 1499?-1569.

At Roüen: By the widdow of Nicolas Courant. Permissu superiorum, 1631.
Alternate titles: Epistolario espiritual. English. Spirituall epistles.
Notes:
A translation of: Epistolario espiritual.
Running title reads: Spirituall epistles.
A variant of Avila, Juan de. Certain selected spirituall epistles. Rouen : J. le Cousturier, in Squire-street at the redd hatt, 1631 (STC 984).
Preface line 2 ends: "diuine booke"; Ee5r last line begins: "hath promised".
Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library.
Subject terms:
Christian life -- Catholic authors.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A23433.0001.001

Contents
title page
THE PREFACE.
collection of letters
A LETTER OF THE Authour to a deere freind of his.
A letter to a certaine person, wherein is treated of the Loue of God tow∣ards man, and of that which hee is wont to doe towards the releife of our miserie.
A letter to a reuerend and religious per∣son, encouraging him towards the perfect loue of God; and representing to him some meanes for the obteyning thereof.
A Letter of the Author to a certaine lady,
A letter of the Authour to a virgin lady, who asked of him what Charitie was.
A letter of the Authour to a certaine poore man, who was called Iohn of God, He was of Granada; and begged almes for the poore,
A letter to one whoe had some desires to serue God but not the courage to beginn.
A Letter of the Authour to a freind who∣me he animates to serue God in good earnest.
A letter to an afflicted lady whose sicknes hindered certaine deuotions which shee had beene wont to vse.
A Letter of the Author to a Lady, whome he had greately in charge, and who feared, her selfe to be troublesome to him.
A Letter to a deuout freind of his, wherein he shewes how weake, man is without God, and how full of strength when he is placed in the hid∣den part of his face, and what this face is.
A Letter of the Authour, to the same Lady Whome formerly he had ani∣mated, to beare her afflictions with patience.
A Letter of the Authour to a Cauallero his freind.
A Letter of the Authour to a Canallier his freind, whom he perswades to doe his dewry, which is to fight the battailes of our Lord against the ene∣my of God, which is the selfe-will of man.
A Letter to a great Lord wherein he treates of the knowledge of God, and of a man's selfe; and how he was to proceede towards his vas∣salls.
A Letter of the Authour, to a Lady in the tyme of Aduent, and vpon this occasion he perswades her to dispose her selfe to receiue the Infant Iesus, and to loue him with feruent loue.
A Letter to a certaine Lady, who is taught with what disposition she is to receiue Christ our lord, into her soule; and with what care she is to keept him, and of the great misery where into that soule falls, which committs mortall sinne, and what a great treason it is, to leaue God, and follow the deuill, especially for such as haue beene particularly fauoured by almighty God.
A Letter of the Authour to a Lady, at the Feast of the Epiphany or three kings.
A letter of the Authour to a Lady wherein hee shewes what the coming of the holy Ghost wrought in the Apostles, and what it workes in them whoe dis∣pose themselues to receiue it, and how they are to dispose themselues.
A letter of the Authour to a certaine Preist.
A letter of the Authour to some deare freindes of his, who were afflicted by a persecution, which was raysed against them, he animates them much, to a loue of the Crosse, and the imitation of Christ our Lord, whereof hee speakes with great ten¦dernes.
A Letter to a Lady who was growen a widow.
A letter of the Authour to a virgin whoe was dispo∣sing her selfe to leaue the world, and to consecrate herselfe to God:
A Letter written to a deuout person wherein is treated of Humility and Pride, and of the perfection of the loue of God.
A Letter of the Authour to a person, whome he exhortes to bee gratefull and carefull to pre∣serue the guift of the Grace of God.
A Letter of the Author to a deuoted religious Friend of his, who animates him to seeke God by obedien∣ce, & humility, and he teacheth, that recollection of minde, must not be tyed to any certaine place.
A Letter of the Author to a deuout Lady, animating her to fight against the Deuill, and to resist his temptations.
A Letter of the Authour to a Cauallier his freind.
A Letter of the Authour to a Virgin who liued in Recollection.
A letter of the Authour, to a woman, who was af∣flicted with grieuous, and dangerous temptations.
A Letter of the Author to a person, who was much afflicted, for seeing that he profited so litle in vertue
A Letter to a Cauallier his freind whe∣rein he teacheth how the afflictions which God sendes to his seruants are to put good men in hope and wicked men in feare.
A Letter of the Authour, to a holy Religious woman written in a time when she was subiect to some perturbations, and persecutions, about a booke which she was wished to publish.
A Letter written to a Lady, encouraging her to beare with patience, the affli∣ctions which were sent her, by our lord.
A Letter of the Authour to a Religious woman, who was his ghostly childe.
A Letter of the Author to a freind of his, whome God had called to lead a spirituall life, by meanes of his preaching.
A Letter of the Authour to a Cauallier whome hee sought to carry on to the state of Religion.
A Letter of the Authour to a great man, his freind, who entred into the state of Religion in the Society of Iesus.
A Letter of the Authour, to some Di∣sciples which he had in the Citty of Ezija.
A Letter of the Authour, to a Cauallier, who went to study at Salamanca, where they made him Rector of the Vniuersity.
A Letter of the Authour to a lady, wherein he tells her that of all those things which a body might choose for the seruice of God, the suffering for his loue is the most high and safe.
A Letter of the Authour, to a Cauallier his freind, who was sicke, and desired to enter into Religion.
A Letter of the Author to a disciple of his.
A Letter of the Authour, to a Religious woman, a spirituall child of his.
A Letter to a Lady, who was a Religious woman and in great affliction.
A Letter of the Author to a disciple of his who was growne a Preist.
A Letter of the Authour to a Lord of great quality, who was sicke, and very fearfull of death. He teaches him how he is to carry himself.
A Letter of the Authour to a lady who was sick.
A Letter of the Authour, to one, who formerly had beene a disciple of his, and then being of the Socie∣ty of Iesus, was growen to be, at the poynt of death.
A Letter of the Authour to a Religious woeman, who was neere her death.
A Letter of the Authour to a woeman, who did greatly feele the absence and disfauour of our Lord.
A Letter to a Lady, who was a Religious woman, and in great affliction.
A Letter of the Authour to a Lady.
A Letter of the Authour to a Ca∣uallier, a freind, and a Disci∣ple of his.
A Letter of the Authour to a Ladie, encouraging her to fight the battailes of our Lord.
A Letter of the Authour to a certaine Preacher, against the temptation of disconfidēce, & of the benefitts which we enioy in Christ our lord.
A Letter of the Authour to an afflicted woman.