Annals of the Propagation of the Faith Volume 45

Annals of the Propagation of the Faith Volume 45

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the riches of eternal life. His garments were very plain, but always neat, he spent the greatest part of the day and night in communion with God, and even while engaged in workhe went on saying his prayers. "A man of primitive simplicity and of remarkable uprightness, he had no toleration for wrong-doing; but he knew how to reprove without harshness; and so far from wounding those he thought it right to chastise, he succeeded in making himself loved and respected. "Notwithstanding his years, he preserved his faculties, and, possessed an amount of strength rarely met with in the aged. In a word, he was universally regarded as a saint. Seized by the mandarins in the village of Ke-ben, he was shut up with thirty of the Christians in a house filled with combustible substances, and all were burned alive. His body was consumed by the fire, but his soul ascended more pure and beautiful to the God he had loved so devotedly. "The mandarins having ravaged the two upper parishes, prepared to pass in succession through the other parishes of the same province, and consequently issued secret orders to the chiefs of the canton. "The unfortunate Christians, hearing of the massacres that had been perpetrated on the preceding days, and seeing themselves in imminent danger of suffering the same fate, were thrown into the greatest consternation. Abandoning their houses and effects, they endeavoured to fly for their lives; but the pagan population, who had been excited against them, barred their passage. Some had to take the sea-way, and others the mountain road, in order to reach the province of Ninh-Binh. They arrived there from all sides, to the number of two thousand, perfectly destitute and suffering from the intense...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688101X
  • 9781236881014