1. DIVINE LOVE
  2. How much God Deserves to be Loved
  3. How much God desires to be Loved by Us

III. Means to Acquire the Love of God - Let us now see which are the means most suitable to acquire and preserve the love of God

  1. DETACHMENT FROM CREATURES
  2. MEDITATION ON THE PASSION
  3. CONFORMITY TO THE WILL OF GOD
  4. MENTAL PRAYER
  5. PRAYER

THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST

THE POWER OF THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST TO ENKINDLE THE DIVINE LOVE IN EVERY HEART

  1. What the Passion of Jesus Christ has Done for God and for Us
  2. What the Passion of Jesus Christ Requires of Us

III. A Sweet Entertainment for Souls that Love God, at the Sight of Jesus Crucified.

  1. SUFFERINGS OF JESUS ON THE CROSS
  2. DEATH OF JESUS
  3. CONCLUSION
  4. DEVOUT ASPIRATIONS

III. CONFORMITY TO THE WILL OF GOD

  1. Excellence of this Virtue
  2. Conformity in All Things
  3. Happiness obtained from Perfect Conformity
  4. God Wishes Only Our Good
  5. Special Practices of this Conformity
  6. Conclusion

 

THE WAY TO CONVERSE ALWAYS AND FAMILIARLY WITH GOD

I. God wishes Us to speak to Him with Confidence and Familiarity

II. It is Easy and Agreeable to entertain One’s Self with God

III. Of what, when, and how we should converse with God

IV. God answers the Soul that speaks to Him

V. Practical Summary

HYMN. - Dialogue between Jesus and the Loving Soul

A SHORT TREATISE ON PRAYER

I. The Necessity of Prayer

II. The Efficacy of Prayer

III. The Conditions Requisite for the Due Performance of Prayer

IV. God Hears even the Prayers of Sinners

V. God has pledged Himself to Grant us not Temporal but Spiritual Goods

VI. Conclusion

HYMN. - Description of the Life of a Soul, the true Spouse of Jesus, from the Words of St. Bernard

INTERIOR TRIALS

I. Rest for Scrupulous Souls in Obedience to their Director

II. Counsels, from which a Soul, when in Desolation, may Derive Comfort and Confidence

A SPIRITUAL CONFERENCE - BETWEEN THE AUTHOR AND ONE WHO SEEKS HIS ADVICE WHEN SUBJECTED BY GOD TO SPIRITUAL TRIBULATIONS

III. Reasons for having Confidence in the Divine Mercy through the Merits of Jesus Christ

IV. Other Special Counsels

V. Example: St. Lidwine

HYMN. - The Loving Soul in Desolation

VII. SURE SIGNS BY WHICH WE MAY KNOW WHETHER WE HAVE THE DIVINE LOVE IN US

HYMN. - The Soul introduced into the Wine-Cellar, and already inebriated with Divine Love

VIII. RULE OF LIFE. (Abridged*)