AN ACCOUNT Of the following BOOK To all sorts of Readers.
THE Spiritual Guide,
The PREFACE. First Advertisement.
The PREFACE. Second Advertisement.
The PREFACE. Third Advertisement.
The PREFACE. Fourth Advertisement.
The First Book. Of the Darkness, Dryness, and Temptations wherewith God purges Souls, and of Internal Recollection.
CHAP. I. To the end God may rest in the Soul To the end God may rest in the Soul, the Heart is always to be kept peaceable in whatsoever Disquiet, Temptation and Tribulation.
CHAP. II Though the Soul perceive it self deprived of Discourse, or Ratiocination, yet it ought to presevere in Prayer, and not be afflicted, because that is its greater Felicity.
CHAP. III A Sequel of the same Matter.
CHAP. IV. The Soul is not to afflict it self, nor intermit Prayer, because it sees it self encompassed with dryness.
CHAP. V. Treating of the same thing, declaring how many ways of Devotion there are, and how the sensible Devotion is to be disposed; and that the Soul is not idle, though it reason not.
CHAP. VI. The Soul is not to be disquieted, that is sees it self encompassed with darkness, because that is an instrument of its greater felicity.
CHAP. VII. To the end the Soul may attain to the supreme internal peace, it is necessary, that God purge it after his way, because the exercises and mortifications that of it self it sets about, are not sufficient.
CHAP. VIII. A Sequel of the same.
CHAP. IX. The Soul ought not to be disquieted, nor draw back in the spiritual way, because it finds it self assaulted by temptations.
CHAP. X. Wherein the same Point is handled.
CHAP. XI. Declaring the Nature of internal Recollection, and instructing the Soul how it ought to behave it self therein, and in the Spiritual Welfare, whereby the Devil endeavours to disturb it at that time.
CHAP. XII. A Sequel of the same Matter.
CHAP. XIII. What the Soul ought to do in Internal Recollection.
CHAP. XIV. Declaring how the Soul putting it self in the Presence of God, with perfect Resignation, by the pure act of Faith, walks always in virtual and acquired contemplation.
CHAP. XV. A Sequel to the same matter.
CHAP. XVI. A Way by which one may enter into internal Recollection, through the most Holy Humanity of Lord Christ.
CHAP. XVII. Of Internal and Mystical Silence.
The Second Book. Of the Ghostly Father, the Obedience that's due to him; of Indiscreet Zeal, and of Internal and External Penance.
CHAP. I. The best way to baffle the Craft of the Enemy, is to be Subjected to a Ghostly Father.
CHAP. II. Of the Sequel of the same Matter.
CHAP. III. The Indiscreet Zeal of Souls, and the disordinate Love of our Neighbour, disturb internal Peace.
CHAP. IV. A Sequel to the Same.
CHAP. V. Light, Experience, and a Divine Call, are necessary for guiding Souls in the inward Way.
CHAP. VI. Instructions and Counsels to Confessors and Spiritual Directors.
CHAP. VII. Wherein the same thing is treated of; Discoursing the Interests which some Confessors and Spiritual Directors use to have; in which are declared the Qualities which they ought to have for the Exercise of Confession, and also for the Guiding of Souls through the Mystical Way.
CHAP. VIII. Pursues the same Matter.
CHAP. IX. Shewing how a simple and ready Obedience is the only means of for walking, safely in the inward Way, and of procuring internal Peace.
CHAP. X. Pursues the same.
CHAP. XI. When, and in what things this Obedience doth most concern the interior Soul.
CHAP. XII. Treats of the same.
CHAP. XIII. Frequent Communion is an effectunl means of getting all Vertues, and in particular, Internal Peace.
CHAP. XIV. Pursues the same Matter.
CHAP. XV. Declaring when Spiritual and Corporal Penances ought to be used, and how hurtful they are, when they are done indiscreetly according to ones own Judgment and Opinion.
CHAP. XVI. The great difference between External and Internal Penances.
CHAP. XVII. How the Soul is to carry it self in the Faults it doth commit, that it may not be disquieted thereby, but reap good out of it.
CHAP. XVIII. Treateth of the Same Point.
The Third Book. Of Spiritual Martyrdoms whereby God Purges Souls; of Contemplation, infused and passive; of Perfect Resignation, Inward Humility, Divine Wisdom, True Annihilation, and Internal Peace.
CHAP. I. The Difference between the Outward and Inward Man.
CHAP. II. Pursues the Same.
CHAP. III. The means of obtaining Peace Internal, is not the Delight of Sense nor Spiritual Consolation, but the denying of Self-love.
CHAP. IV. Of two Spiritual Martyrdoms, wherewith God cleanseth the Soul that he unites with Himself.
CHAP. V. How important and necessary it is, to the interiour Soul, to suffer blindfold this first and Spiritual Martyrdom.
CHAP. VI. The other more profitable and meritorious martyrdom in Souls
CHAP. VII. Inward Mortification and Perfect Resignation are necessary for obtaining Internal Peace.
CHAP. VIII. Pursues the Same Matter.
CHAP. IX. For the obtaining of Internal Peace, tis necessary for the Soul to know its misery.
CHAP. X. In which is shewed and discovered what is the false humility, and what the true; with the effects of em.
CHAP. XI. Maxims to know a simple, humble, and true Heart.
CHAP. XII. Inward solitude is that which chiefly brings a Man to the purchase of Internal Peace.
CHAP. XIII. In which is shewed what infused and passive Contemplation, is, and its wonderful Effects.
CHAP. XIV. Pursues the Same Matter.
CHAP. XVI. Signs to know the Inner Man, and the Mind that's Purged.
CHAP. XVII. Of Divine Wisdom.
CHAP. XVIII. Treating of the Same.
CHAP. XIX. Of true and perfect Annihilation.
CHAP. XX. In which is shewed how this Nothing is the ready way to obtain Purity of Soul, perfect Contemplation, and the rich Treasure of Peace internal.
CHAP. XXI. Of the high Felicity of internal Peace, and the wonderful Effects of it.
CHAP. XXII. A mournful Exclamation and lamentable Moan to God for the Small Company of Souls that arrive at Perfection, the Loving Union and the Divine Transformation.
A BRIEF TREATISE CONCERNING Daily Communion. DIVIDED Into Three Chapters. Compos'd in SPANISH By Dr. Michael de Molinos Priest, And Translated into ITALIAN And Published by another Devout Priest. ENGLISHED From the COPY Printed at Venice
THE AUTHOR'S Advertisement.
A Short TREATISE Concerning Daily Communion.
CHAP. I. No Minister ought to keep a faithful Person from the Communion, that does desire and ask it, whilst he doth not know his Conscience defiled with mortal Sin.
CHAP. II. Answering the Reasons which those Ministers give, which hinder the Faithful from Communicating, and the Priest from Celebrating, having their Consciences free from Mortal Sin.
CHAP. III. Wherein are shewn some of the great benefits, of of which a faithful man is deprived, by being prohibited the Communion, when he is sufficiently disposed for it.
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