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BY THE SAME AUTHOR
THE WARFARE OF THE SOUL: Practical Studies in the Life of Temptation.
Crown 8vo., 4/6 net.
LONGMANS, GREEN & CO.
THE PASSION OF THE KING: DAILY MEDITATIONS FOR LENT. THE VOICE OF MY PRAYER : MEDITATIONS FOR SUNDAYS AND FEASTS.
YOUNG CHURCHMAN CO. Milwaukee, Wis.
OF THE RELIGIOUS
> SHIRLEY CARTER HUGHSON
Priest of the Order of the Holy Cross and Chaplain-General
GREEN AND CO
39, PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
AFTER three hundred years' suppression, the Religious Life in the Anglican Communion was revived now nearly three-quarters of a century ago. During this period it has produced, in one form or another, a wealth of literature, most of it being of a devotional character. Although the principles of the Life have been assiduously studied by men and women of learning and ability, no book has yet been written which can be freely put as a text-book into the hands of aspirants and others desiring to know what are the technical principles of the Religious State.
It is with no little hesitation that the present author offers this book to his Religious and clerical brethren. A work of this kind should be prepared by one of leisure and learning, not by a busy mission priest who has had neither time nor freedom to acquire the scholarship that should be brought to bear upon such a subject.
Two facts, however, would seem to give some ground for boldness. First, the book is not written to order. Whatever it may be worth, it is the mature product of over sixteen years of practical work amongst practical Religious. The greater part of the