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Author: Rodríguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616.
Title: A treatise of mentall prayer: With another of the presence of God. Composed by the R. Fa. Alfonsus Rodriguez, of the Society of Iesus. And translated out of the Spanish, into English.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: A treatise of mentall prayer: With another of the presence of God. Composed by the R. Fa. Alfonsus Rodriguez, of the Society of Iesus. And translated out of the Spanish, into English.
Rodríguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616., Matthew, Tobie, Sir, 1577-1655., Wilson, John, ca. 1575-ca. 1645?

[Saint-Omer: printed at the English College Press] Permissu superiorum, 1627.
Alternate titles: Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas. English.
Subject terms:
Christian life -- Catholic authors

title page
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND LADY ABBESSE Of the English Religious Dames, of the Order of S. Benet in Gant.
Of Mentall Prayer.
Of the presence of God:
Of Mentall Prayer.
CHAP. I. Of the Value, and Excellency of Prayer.
CHAP. II. Of the great Necessity, which we haue of Prayer.
CHAP. III. That we are much bound to God, for hauing made that thinge so easy to vs, which on the one side is so Excellent, and on the other so Necessary.
CHAP. IV. Of two Kinds of Mentall Prayer.
CHAP. V. How the holy Scripture doth declare to vs, these two Kinds of Prayer.
CHAP. VI. In which the same doctrine, is more de∣clared and confirmed.
CHAP. VII. Of the ordinary Kind of Mentall Prayer.
CHAP. VIII. Of the necessity of Meditation.
CHAP. IX. Of the great Benefit and Profit, which we are to draw from Meditation; and how we are to vse it, to the end to profit by it.
CHAP. X. Of other benefits, and profits which there are, in the vse of Meditation.
CHAP. XI. Of the manner, which we are to hold in Prayer, and of the Fruite we are to gather thence.
CHAP. XII. Of how great importance it is, to deteyne our selues, in the acts, & affections of our Will.
CHAP. XIII. Wherein satisfaction is giuen to their com∣plaints who say, that they cannot, nor know not how to Meditate, nor discourse with their Vnderstanding.
CHAP. XIV. Of two directions which wilbe of much help to vs, for the procuringe to make good Prayer, and to reape much Fruite therby.
CHAP. XV. How it is to be vnderstood, that in Prayer we are to take some one thing to hart, wher∣of we haue greatest neede, wherein we must insist till we obtaine it.
CHAP. XVI. How we may be able to deteyne our selues much in Prayer, about the same thing: and the way and practise of a very profita∣ble kind of Prayer is set downe; and that is, to descend to particular Cases.
CHAP. XVII. That in the consideration of these Mysteries, we are to go on, at good leasure, and not to passe ouer them superficially: and of some meanes which help therein.
CHAP. XVIII. It is shewed after a practicall manner, how it is in our power, to pray euer well if we will; and to gather Fruite from thence.
CHAP. XIX. Of some easy meanes, or wayes, wherby we may haue profitable, and good Prayer.
CHAP. XX. That we must content our selues with this Prayer, wherof we haue spoken; and not goe with complaint, and griefe, for not being able to obtayne that other Prayer, which is more high.
CHAP. XXI. Of the causes of Distraction in Prayer, and of the Remedies.
CHAP. XXII. Of other remedies, for the making vs re∣mane with attention, and reuerence, in our Prayer.
CHAP. XXIII. Of a matter of great consolation, for them who are molested, & distracted in Praier.
CHAP. XXIV. Of the Temptation of Sleepe, and from whence it comes, and the remedies therof.
CHAP. XXV. How much it importeth vs to take some ex∣traordinary tyme, for the giuing of our selues to Prayer.
CHAP. XXVI. Of the Fruite which we are to gather when we recollect our selues, to make the spirituall Exercises.
CHAP. XXVII. Of some directions, which will helpe vs yet more, to profit by these Exercises.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of the Reading of spirituall Bookes; and how important it is; and of some meanes which may help vs to do it profitably, and well.
A TREATISE Of the presence of God: Written by the same Authour.
CHAP. I. Of the excellency of this Exercise: and the great benefits, which are conteyned therein.
CHAP. II. Wherein consisteth the Exercise, or Practise of going alwayes, in the Presence of God.
CHAP. III. Of the acts of the Will, wherein this Exercise doth principally consist; and how we are to imploy our selues therein.
CHAP. IV. The practise of this Exercise is further de∣clared, and heere a way is laid downe, of going in the Presence of God, very easy, very profitable, and of much Perfection.
CHAP. V. Of some differences, and aduantages, which there are, in this Exercise, of going in the Presence of God.
CHAP. VI. Certayne pious Considerations, of Gods Im∣mensity, and of his Presence in all places, and in all things.