On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
ON PRAYER AND THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
S. THOMAS AQUINAS
VERY REV. HUGH POPE, O.P., S.T.M.
AUTHOR OF "THE CATHOLIC STUDENT'S 'AIDS' TO THE BIBLE," ETC.
WITH A PREFACE BY
VERY REV. VINCENT McNABB, O.P., S.T.L.
OF THE VIRTUE OF RELIGION
Does the Virtue of Religion direct a Man to God Alone?
Is Religion a Virtue?
Is Religion One Virtue?
Is Religion a Special Virtue Distinct From Others?
Is Religion One of the Theological Virtues?
Is Religion to be preferred to the Other Moral Virtues?
Has Religion, That is Latria, any External Acts?
Is Religion the Same as Sanctity?
Is Devotion a Special Kind of Act?
Is Devotion an Act of the Virtue of Religion?
Is Contemplation, that is Meditation, the Cause of Devotion?
Is Joy an Effect of Devotion?
Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers?
Is It Fitting To Pray?
Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion?
Ought We To Pray To God Alone?
Should We in our Prayers ask for Anything Definite from God?
Ought We in our Prayers to ask for Temporal Things from God?
Ought We To Pray for Others?
Ought We To Pray for Our Enemies?
On the Seven Petitions of the lord's Prayer.
Rhythm in Honour of the Blessed Sacrament, said to have been composed by S. Thomas on his Death-Bed.
Is Prayer Peculiar to Rational Creatures?
Do the Saints in Heaven Pray for Us?
Should Prayer be Vocal?
Must Prayer necessarily be Attentive?
Should our Prayers be Long?
Is Prayer Meritorious?
Do Sinners gain Anything From God by their Prayers?
Can We rightly term Supplications," "Prayers," "Intercessions," and "Thanksgivings," parts of Prayer?
FROM THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE SUMMA—QUESTION LXXII
OF THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS WHO ARE IN HEAVEN
Are the Saints cognizant of our Prayers?
Ought we to appeal to the Saints to intercede for us?
Are the Saints' Prayers to God for us always heard?
OF THE DIVISION OF LIFE INTO THE ACTIVE AND THE CONTEMPLATIVE
May Life be fittingly divided into the Active and the Contemplative?
Is this division of Life into the Active and the Contemplative a sufficient one?
OF THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
Is the Contemplative Life wholly confined to the Intellect, or does the Will enter into it?
Do the Moral Virtues pertain to the Contemplative Life?
Does the Contemplative Life comprise many Acts?
Does the Contemplative Life consist solely in the Contemplation of God, or in the Consideration of other Truths as well?
Can the Contemplative Life attain, according to the State of this Present Life, to the Contemplation of the Divine Essence?
Is the Act of Contemplation Rightly Distinguished According to the Three Kinds of Motion—Circular, Direct, and Oblique?
Has Contemplation its Joys?
Is the Contemplative Life lasting?
OF THE ACTIVE LIFE
Do all Acts of the Moral Virtues come under the Active Life?
Does Prudence pertain to the Active Life?
Does Teaching Belong to the Active or to the Contemplative Life?
Does the Active Life continue after this Life?
OF THE COMPARISON BETWEEN THE ACTIVE AND THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
Is the Active Life preferable to the Contemplative?
Is the Active Life more Meritorious than the Contemplative?
Is the Active Life a Hindrance to the Contemplative Life?
Does the Active Life precede the Contemplative?
ON THE RELIGIOUS STATE
Are Contemplative Orders superior to Active Orders?
INDEX OF TEXTS QUOTED OR EXPLAINED
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Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province