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Introduction to the Devout Life
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INDEX.

ABJECTION, 153 Abstinence, 219 Amusements, 60, 250, 259 Angels, 204 Anger, 163 Anselm, S., 94 Anthony, S., 94, 128 Anxiety of mind, 315 Arelius, 2 Aristotle, 9, 209 Aspirations, 90 Attachments, unreal, 209 Attention to business, 174 Augustine, S., 91, 90, 101; Confessions, 117, 131, 166, 182, 205, 210, 226, 278, 366 Avila, 11, 14

BALLS, 255 Barrenness, spiritual, 336 Basil, S., 95 Bernard, S., 131, 205, 340 Books, for self-examination, 18; for meditation, 66; devout, 105 Borgia, Francis, 95

CATHERINE OF SIENNA, S., 12, 88, 118, 262, 300 Choice of Devout Life, 48 Chrysostom, S., 99 Communion, Holy, 98; frequent, 116; how to make a good, 120, 291 Confession, general, 29; how to make, 51; constant, 111 Conscience, examination of, 85 Considerations in meditation, 74 Consolations, spiritual and sensible, 323 Contrition, 22, 112 Conversation, 229, 249 Courage, 294 Creation, meditation on, 24; end of, 27

DANCING, 60, 255 David, 2, 10, 23, 89, 93, 153, 242, 325 Death, meditation on, 35 Delectation, 298, 305 Devotion, living, 3; nature of, 5; to God’s Word, 105, 325 Dominant passions, 313 Dress, modesty in, 227 Dryness in meditation, 81, 353

EAGERNESS, over, 173 Earrings, significance of, 276 Ejaculatory prayer, 90 Elizabeth, S., of Hungary, 12, 128, 191, 260 Elzear, Count, 90 Encouragement for the tempted, 302 Exaggeration, 250

FABER, PETER, 104 Fairness, 266 Faithfulness, 260. 275 Fasting, 217 Forbearance, 279 Francis, S., 94, 96, 128, 344 Friendship, 196; real, 201; false, 205 Frivolous attachments, 198 Fulgentius, S., 93

GAMBLING, 254 Gentleness, 163; to ourselves, 160 Gifts of God, 30 Godly sorrow, 319 Gregory Nazianzen, S., 92, 97, 130, 199, 204, 213, 226, 280, 347 Gregory, S., on Lot, 11, 128, 205 Guide, need of a, 11

HASTY judgments, 234 Heaven and Hell, choice between, 45 Hell, meditation on, 41 Humility, 142; interior, 147

IGNATIUS, S., 104 Impure words, 232 Inspirations, 107 Intimacies, 212 Invocation, 72 Irritation, 170

JEALOUSY, 274 Jerome, S., 62, 126, 132, 205. 217 Judgment, meditation on, 38 Judgments, rash, 237

LOUIS, S., 12, 128, 229, 276, 277, 319, 374 Love of God, 7

MAIDENS, counsel to, 289 Married people, counsels to, 270 Meditation, 24, 65, 68, 78 Meekness, 168 Mortification, bodily, 215

OBEDIENCE, 176; different kinds of, 177 Offices, public, of the Church, 101

PARADISE, meditation on, 43 Patience, 16, 136; under inconvenience, 192 Paula, S., 62, 97, 126. 132 Pelican, symbol of Christ, 89 Poor, love of, 190 Poverty of spirit, 185, 193 Prayer, necessity of, 64; morning, 83; evening, 85 Preparation for meditation, 68, 72 Presence of God, 68, 87 Protest for confirming the soul, 53 Purification of the soul, 17, 20 Purity, 180; how to maintain, 182

RASH judgments, 235 Reasonable mind, a, 264 Remedies for great occasions. 307 Reputation, care of, 158 Resolutions, 346 Respect due to others, 231

SAINTS, how united to us, 103 Sin, meditation on, 32 Slander, 225, 241 Society, 223 Spiritual bouquet of meditation, 77 retirement, 87 Suspicions, 240

TEMPTATIONS, 269, 296; when sin, 304, 306; minor, 310 Theresa, S. 12, 179 Tobit, 11 True devotion, what it is, 1

UNSEEMLY words, 231

VENIAL Sins, 57, 113 Virtues, choice of, 124 Vocal prayer, 67

WIDOWS, counsel to, 281 Wishes, 267 Worldly wisdom, 290

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