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Author: Gonnelieu, Jérôme de, 1640-1715.
Title: The daily exercises of a Christian life or the interiour spirit with which we ought to animate our actions throughout the whole day: With an easy instruction for mentall prayer, translated out of French by I.W. of the Soc. of Jesus.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The daily exercises of a Christian life or the interiour spirit with which we ought to animate our actions throughout the whole day: With an easy instruction for mentall prayer, translated out of French by I.W. of the Soc. of Jesus.
Gonnelieu, Jérôme de, 1640-1715., I. W., Nepveu, François, attributed name. 1639-1708,

Printed at S. Omers [i.e. Saint Omers]: by Ludovicus Carlier, in the year 1689.
Alternate titles: Exercices de la vie intérieure. English
Subject terms:
Conduct of life
Christian life
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A89897.0001.001

Contents
illustration
title page
TO THE QUEEN
A PREFACE. To English Catholicks.
THE PREFACE. Of the necessity of performing our actions well, in order to perfection.
THE Daily exercises of a Christian life OR The interiour Spirit with which we ought to animate our actions all the day long.
part
I. RISING.
II. DRESSING.
III. PRAYER.
IV. MASSE.
V. WORK.
VI. EATING.
VII. CONVERSATION.
VIII. READING.
IX. SILENCE.
X. The visit of the blessed Sacrament & of the prayer in the evening called, the Salve.
XI. EXAMEN.
XII. The spirit of recollection which we ought to preserve during the whole day.
XIII. The spirit of mortification for every day.
CHRISTIAN TRUTHS which may serve for subject or matter of aspirations prayer, for ore very day, when one has not taken any determinate subject or when what we have taKen does not move us.
I.
II.
III.
IV.
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VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
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XII.
XIII.
XIV.
XV.
DISPOSITIONS of mind during the time of Advent. I.
The 1. Exercise. For the Morning.
II. Adore Iesus in the bosome of Mary, & salute Mary in the heart of Iesus. THE II EXERCISE. For the Evening.
For the Feast and Octave of Christmas.
I.
II.
The exercises of Christian life during lent.
GENERALL ADVICES
I. Lent is a time of Sanctitie.
II. Lent is a tyme of penance.
III. Lent is a time of solitude.
PRACTISES OF PIETY during Lent.
I. To honour the Passion, & the Sacred wounds of Iesus Christ with some particular devotion.
II. Hear with fruit the Sermons that are mad during Lent.
III. To do good works with the spi∣rit of Christianity.
A practise for the Octave of the blessed Sacrament.
RULES OF FIDELITY, to arrive to an eminent perfection,
I. Fidelity in the generall examen, consists,
II. Fidelity in the particular examen, consists,
III. Fidelity in the continual examen, or vigilance over ones self, Which nei∣ther allows nor pardons in ones self, any naturall satisfaction Whatever, consists,
FROM THE ASCENSION to whitsontide.
I.
II.
III.
IV.
FOR THE OCTAVE OF WHITSONTIDE.
THE .I. DAY. The gift of Wisdome.
THE II. DAY. The Gifts of Ʋnderstanding.
THE III. DAY. The Gift of Knowledge.
THE IV. DAY. The Gift of Counsell.
THE V. DAY. The Gift of Fortitude.
THE VI. DAY. The Gift of Piety.
THE VII. DAY. The Gift of the Fear of God.
A PRACTISE OF MENTAL PRAYER very easy for all sorts of persons.
HOW THE MEMORY IS to be imployed befote prayer.
First, an Act of Faith upon the presence of God.
Second Act of Adoration.
Third Act of Petition.
HOW THE MIND IS TO imploy it self during prayer.
Secondly, reflect on your self, pausing some time on each point.
THIRDLY, WHAT AFFECTIONS the heart is to be imployed in.
Resolutions for the time to come.
DIVERSE AFFECTIONS which may be made in time of prayer.
1. Of Confidence.
2. Love.
3. Resignations to the difficulties we meet with in prayer.
ADVICE OF IMPORTANCE, how to make ones prayer with fruit & facility.
1. For distractions of mind.
2. For desolations of heart.
3. For prayer of affection.
3. For the prayer of Silence.
Advice how to draw fruit out of prayer.
THE CONVERSION OF A SOUL TO GOD.
A CHRISTIAN CONDUCT, Whereby persons, Whose vocation en∣gages them in the world, may therein work out their salvation.
A SAINT FOR THE YEAR. SAINT ROSE.
I. Before Communion.
II. During Communion.
III. After Communion.
A GENERAL PRACTICE FOR THE VERTUE OF THE MONTH.
AN EXERCISE VERY PROFITABLE TO prepare ones self to die well. A prayer to Iesus Christ.
ADVICE FOR THE PRACTICE of this Exercise.
A MEDITATION DISPOSITIONS FOR A happy death.
I. POINT.
II POINT.
III. POINT.
Affections & Resolutions.
CONCLVSION.
A MOST PROFITABLE EXERCISE TO PREPARE our selves for death. VPON THIS MOMENT depends Eternity.
THE FIRST PART.
AN ACT OF RESIGNATION.
An acknowledgement of our no∣thingness.
A restitution of our being into the hands of God.
An acknowledgement of Gods so∣veraig dominion over us.
How to receive death as a just punishment of sin.
An offering of our Life to God.
A desire to render to Iesus Christ, Death for Death.
Spiritual confession
AN ACT OF CONTRITION.
Aspirations to the three divine persons.
An act of Faith.
An act of Hope.
An act of Charity.
An act of Love towards our Neighbour.
A desire to receive Iesus Christ.
The Spirituall communion for the Via∣tick, or the Sacramentall one, if per∣mitted to receive it
THE 2. PART.
Spirituall extreamunction.
IN THE APPLICATION to the Eyes.
TO THE EARS.
TO THE NOSTRILLS.
TO THE MOVTH
TO THE HANDS.
TO THE FEET.
After Extrem unction, make the sollowing Acts, with a penitent mind.
For the Approaehes of Death. Hearken to your good Angell speaking to you, as to the Virgins in the Gospell;
Vnion with CHRIST JESUS dying.
Have recourse to the blessed Vir∣gin. & the Saints.
An act of adoration, to the most holy Trinity.
Conclusion of this Exercise. Act of abandonment & resignation.
A Spirituall Expiring.
THE RECOMMENDATION of the soul, (which ought to begin with these little Leta∣nies) & the following prayers, are to be said in time of ago∣ny; these may serve for those that are about the dying person.
THE PRAYER. Proficiscere anima christiana.
THE PRAYER Deus clemens.
Commendo te.
THE PRAYER. Suscipe Domine.
THE PRAYER. Commendamus tibi.
THE PRAYER. Delicta Iuventutis.
THE PRAYER.
A COMPENDIUM OF the aforesaid Exercise, to prepare ones self well for death. Which one may make every night before one goes to bed.
AN EXERCISE OF DEATH, FOR THE last day of the month.
IN THE MORNING.
DVRING THE DAY.
IN THE EVERNING.
Pious thoughts to recollect ones self in God.
1. For riseing.
2. FOR PRAYER. In the state of Desolation.
Advice in desolation in time of Prayer.
FOR MASSE AND COMMVNION.
To which one must carry the state of a victime and the spirit of a Sacrifice.
For Communion.
FOR EXAMEN AND CONFESSION.
For the employment and exte∣riour occupations of the day.
Simple reflections of faith upon a Crucifix.
Advices.
Aspirations to be made at all times to recollect ones self in God.
For the employments and exteri∣our occupations of the day.
An Elevation to the Sacred harts of JESVS and MARY, to obtaine the love of God.