Chapter 1. Birth and boyhood of Philip.
Chapter 2. At Eighteen he is sent to San Germano, to learn business under his uncle.
Chapter 3. He goes to Rome: His first fervour.
Chapter 4. Philip studies philosophy and theology.
Chapter 5. He leaves his studies, and gives himself wholly to spiritual exercises.
Chapter 6. Of the miraculous palpitation of his heart.
Chapter 7. The winning of souls, and the works of charity that he did in his youth.
Chapter 8. Philip with some others begins the Confraternity of the Santissima Trinita de' Pelligrini e de' Convalescenti.
Chapter 9. In obedience to his confessor he is ordained priest, and undertakes the burden of hearing confessions.
Chapter 10. The beginning of the spiritual conversations in his room.
Chapter 11. Of some of his penitents, who led holy lives.
Chapter 12. Of the greatness of Philip's Zeal for the holy faith.
Chapter 13. For the same end of converting misbelievers he commands Cesare Baronius to compose his Ecclesiastical Annals.
Chapter 14. Of Philip's spiritual exercises at S. Girolamo della Carita.
Chapter 15. The Florentines desire Philip to undertake their church of S. Giovanni at Rome.
Chapter 16. Philip endures many persecutions because of the exercises.
Chapter 17. Foundation of the Congregation of the Oratory in the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella.
Chapter 18. Philip leaves S. Girolamo, and goes to live with his disciples in the Vallicella.
Chapter 19. Of the Institute, and government of the Congregation.
Chapter 20. Of the great obedience which his subjects paid to him, and the reverence they had for him.
Chapter 1. Philip's love and devotion towards God.
Chapter 2. Of Philip's devotion to Our Blessed Lady, and to holy relics.
Chapter 3. Philip communicates devotion to those who converse with him.
Chapter 4. Of Philip's gift of tears.
Chapter 5. Of prayer.
Chapter 6. Of Philip's charity concerning the salvation of souls.
Chapter 7. Philip's wonderful way of keeping young people from vice.
Chapter 8. Of the great care which Philip took of his penitents when they were ill.
Chapter 9. Philip frees many from different temptations and troubles.
Chapter 10. Philip's special gift of delivering persons from melancholy and scruples.
Chapter 11. Of Philip's alms.
Chapter 12. Of his compassion, and the tenderness of his heart.
Chapter 13. Of Philip's virginal purity.
Chapter 14. Of Philip's abstinence.
Chapter 15. Of Philip's detachment from worldly goods.
Chapter 16. How far removed Philip was from any kind of ambition.
Chapter 17. Of Philip's humility.
Chapter 18. Of Philip's mortification of himself.
Chapter 19. Of the mortifications with which Philip exercised his spiritual children.
Chapter 20. Of Philip's patience.
Chapter 21. Of Philip's perseverance and firmness in well-doing.
Chapter 1. Philip's raptures and ecstasies.
Chapter 2. Philip's visions.
Chapter 3. Of Philip's gift of prophecy; and first of his predicting the deaths of several persons.
Chapter 4. Philip predicts the recovery of many.
Chapter 5. Other of Philip's predictions.
Chapter 6. He prophesies to several that they will be cardinals or popes.
Chapter 7. Philip sees things which happen at a distance.
Chapter 8. His knowledge of the secrets of the heart.
Chapter 9. Of the prudence and gift of counsel which Philip had, and of many advices which he gave to guide a soul in its actions.
Chapter 10. Philip delivers many who are possessed by the devil.
Chapter 11. Philip while alive appears to several persons in different places.
Chapter 12. He raises a young man to life, and commands a lady to die, who was in danger of yielding to temptation if her agony endured longer.
Chapter 13. Of the opinion men had of Philip's sanctity.
Chapter 1. Philip's last sicknesses, and the apparition of our Blessed Lady.
Chapter 2. Philip foretells his death.
Chapter 3. Philip dies in peace on the night of the Feast of Corpus Domini, on the 26th May, 1595
Chapter 4. Immediately after his death Philip appears to several persons.
Chapter 5. Of the concourse of people that came to see the Saint's body before it was buried.
Chapter 6. Of the miracles which were worked before the body was buried.
Chapter 7. Of what happened when Philip's body was opened, and of his burial.
Chapter 8. Seven years after his death the body of S. Philip is translated to his little chapel.
Chapter 9. Honours paid to Philip after his death.
Chapter 10. Of the canonization of Philip, and of the acts made for that purpose.
Chapter 1. Of the miracles performed by Philip with the sign of the holy
Chapter 2. Of the miracles wrought by the touch of Philip's hand.
Chapter 3. Of the miracles Philip wrought by means of prayer.
Chapter 4. Of Philip's miracles, which he worked by commanding the disease to depart.
Chapter 5. Of the miracles Philip worked in many different ways.
Chapter 6. Philip delivers many women from the peril of childbirth.
Chapter 1. Of the miracles worked by S. Philip's
Chapter 2. Of the miracles wrought by means of Philip's hair, and how by means of it a child was raised to life.
Chapter 3. Of the miracles wrought by means of some rosaries which had belonged to S. Philip.
Chapter 4. Of the miracles wrought by means of certain rags stained with S. Philip's blood.
Chapter 5. Of the miracles wrought by means of some berrettas which had belonged to S. Philip.
Chapter 6. Miracles wrought by means of some of Saint Philip's skull-caps.
Chapter 7. Miracles which occurred on occasion of reading S. Philip's life.
Chapter 8. Miracles wrought with various other relics of S. Philip.
Chapter 9. Miracles wrought by means of vows made to S. Philip.
Chapter 10. Miracles wrought by means of apparitions of S. Philip.
Chapter 11. Miracles which happened upon visiting S. Philip's sepulchre.
Chapter 12. Of the miracles that were worked on persons recommending themselves to S. Philip, and at the invocation of his name.
Chapter 13. Miracles worked on persons recommending themselves to pictures of S. Philip.
Chapter 14. Favours received by different persons at the intercession of S. Philip.
Chapter 15. Some other miracles and graces wrought by S. Philip after his canonization.
Chapter 16. Of the persons that have been protected by S. Philip in earthquakes, and other miracles and graces worked by him in the eighteenth century.
Letter 1. To Messer. Francesco Vai, Prato.
Letter 2. To Madonna Fiora Ragni, Naples.
Letter 3. To Sister Maria Vittoria Trievi, a Nun of S. Pietro Martire, Florence.
Letter 4. To Sister Anna Maria Trievi, a nun in S. Lucia, Florence.
Letter 5. To Saint Charles Borromeo, Milan.
Letter 6. To Madonna Fiora Ragni, Naples.
Letter 7. To Saint Charles Borromeo, Milan.
Letter 8. To Sister Anna Maria Trievi, a nun in S. Lucia, Florence.
Letter 9. To Sister Maria Trievi, a nun in S. Pietro Martire, Florence.
Letter 10. To the venerable Giovenale Ancina, Naples.
Letter 11. To the venerable Alessandro Luzzago, Brescia.
Letter 12. To Sister Anna Maria Trievi, a nun in S. Lucia, Florence.
Letter 13. To Messer. Vittorio dell' Ancisa, Florence
Letter 14. To Tiberio ... a fragment
Taken from the revised edition published in 1902, edited by Fr. Frederick Ignatius Antrobus of the London Oratory:
Preface to the revised edition
Chronology of St. Philip's Life
Preface to the Venetian Edition of 1794
Table of Popes who reigned in St. Philip's Lifetime