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Author: Nepveu, François, 1639-1708.
Title: The method of mental prayer render'd practical and easie for all sorts of persons compos'd in French by R.F. Francis Nephew, S.J. ; to which is added a method how to offer up Mass, according to the four ends of this sacrifice.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The method of mental prayer render'd practical and easie for all sorts of persons compos'd in French by R.F. Francis Nephew, S.J. ; to which is added a method how to offer up Mass, according to the four ends of this sacrifice.
Nepveu, François, 1639-1708.

London: Printed by Thomas Hales, 1694.
Alternate titles: Methode facile d'oraison reduite en pratique. English
Notes:
Caption title: An easie method for mental prayer, reduc'd to practice.
Advertisement: p. [2]-[5] at end.
Translation of: Methode facile d'oraison reduite en pratique.
Reproduction of original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Meditation -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Mass -- Celebration.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A52795.0001.001

Contents
title page
THE Advertisment TO THE READER.
AN Easie Method for Men∣tal Prayer, reduc't to Practice.
CHAP. 1. Of the necessity of Meditation.
The First Reason.
The Second Reason.
The Third Reason.
The Fourth Reason.
The Fifth Reason.
The Sixth Reason.
CHAP. II. Of the pretences that many Men make use of to excuse them∣selves from taking the pains to Meditate.
The First Pretence.
The Second Pretence.
The Third Pretence.
The Fourth Pretence.
The Fifth Pretence.
The Sixth Pretence.
CHAP. III. Of the facility of Meditation.
§. 1. Shewing how casie 'tis for any Man to Meditate or make Mental Prayer.
§. 2. Shewing farther and more particularly how easie 'tis to Meditate, by ex∣plicating the method that is to be observ'd in Meditation.
CHAP. IV. Shews how to Practise Mental Prayer.
§. 1. The Application of the Method, we have already explicated, to some Historical passage in Holy Scrip∣ture, as for example to that of the fall of the Angels.
The Exercise of our Memory.
The Exercise of our Understanding, or Reflection upon this History.
The Application of this reflection, or the return and looking back up∣on our selves.
The Exercise of the Will.
§. 2. Application of the same Method to a Moral Christian Verity. The Incertitude of a sudden and un∣expected Death.
The Exercise of the Memory.
The Exercise of the Understanding, or Reflection upon this Verity.
The Application of this Reflection, or the return and looking back upon our selves.
The Exercise of the Will.
§. 3. The Application of the same Method to one of the Mysteries of our blessed Saviors Life. The Nativity of our blessed Savior.
The Exercise of the Memory.
The Exercise of the Understanding, or Reflection upon this Mystery.
Application of this Reflection, or the looking back upon our own selves.
The Exercise of the Will.
§. 4. Application of the same Method to a Maxim of the Gospel. If any Man will come after me let him deny himself, and take up his Cross and follow me.
The Exercise of the Memory.
The Exercise of the Ʋnderstanding, or Reflection upon this Maxim.
The Application of this Reflection, or the looking back upon our selves.
The Exercise of the will.
§. 5. The Application of the same Method to a Parable in the Gospel. Of the Barren Fig-Tree.
The Exercise of the Memory.
The Exercise of the Understanding, or Reflection upon this Parable.
The Application of this Reflection, or the looking back upon our selves.
The Exercise of the Will.
§. 6. The Application of the same Method, to one of our Blessed Saviors Actions.
Jesus Christ Washes the Feet of the Apostles.
The Exercise of the Understanding, or the Reflection upon this Action of our Blessed Savior.
The Application of this Reflection, or the return and looking back upon our selves.
The Exercise of the Will.
§. 7. The Application of the same Method to one of the Divine Perfections. The Immensity of God.
The Exercise of the Memory.
The Exercise of the Understanding, or Reflection upon this Perfecti∣on of God.
The Application of this Reflection, or the looking back upon our selves.
The Exercise of the Will.
Certain Rules which may serve to help Scrupulous Persons in their Conduct.
The First Rule.
The Second Rule.
The Third Rule.
The Fourth Rule.
The Fifth Rule.
The Sixth Rule.
The Seventh Rule.
The Eighth Rule.
The Ninth Rule.
The Tenth Rule.
The Eleventh Rule.
The Twelfth Rule.
The Thirteenth Rule.
The Fourteenth Rule.
The Fifteenth Rule.
The Sixteenth Rule.
Several Motives which may be of great use and help to Scru∣pulous persons, in order to animate and increase their confidence in God, and to ap∣pease all their anxiety and troubles.
A TABLE OF THE Chapters and Sections.
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A METHOD HOW TO Offer up Mass, accor∣ding to the Four Ends of this Sacrifice.
The First End. To Render Homage to God.
FAITH.
OBLATION.
The SVPPLEMENT.
The Second End. To give thanks to God.
FAITH.
OBLATION.
The SVPPLEMENT.
The Third End. To Yield Satisfaction to God.
FAITH.
OBLATION.
The SVPPLEMENT.
The Fourth End. Impetration, or the Obtaining what we Ask.
FAITH.
OBLATION.
The SVPPLEMENT.
Eight Comfortable Points to be Consider'd in the Sacrifice of the Mass.
An Oblation of the Circumstances of the Sacrifice of Mass.
That this Page may not be left Vacant, Accept Pious Reader, and make use of this Excellent Prayer, to thy Angel Gardian.
A Catalogue, of what Books likewise are to be had.