MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 273
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Church Spiritual essays and meditations,
Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory
This is a collection of spiritual essays, prayers, and meditations of mid 19th century Catholics. The collection consists of five bound manuscripts with both original compositions and transcribed selections, written mostly in English but with some Latin as well. Two of the five volumes were written or transcribed by the following women: Dame Mary Scholastia Dean, Dame Mary Gertrude Sweeney, and Dame Mary Stanislaus Spencer. Four of the five volumes have bookplates inside the cover that read “Ex Libris Monasterii, Sanctae Scholasticae. O.S.B. Teignmouth,” with the “O.S.B.” presumably indicating the Order of the St. Benedict since Teignmouth was also a Benedictine monastery.
Other topics included in the manuscripts include funeral services, meditations for various spiritual holidays/observations, the Eucharist, purgatory, and indulgences.