The Catholic Church the Teacher of Mankind; For the Instruction of the Catholic Parent in Defense of the Faith, the Catholic Youth in the Steps of Jesus, and the Catholic Child at Mother's Knee ... Including the Teaching of the Volume 3

The Catholic Church the Teacher of Mankind; For the Instruction of the Catholic Parent in Defense of the Faith, the Catholic Youth in the Steps of Jesus, and the Catholic Child at Mother's Knee ... Including the Teaching of the Volume 3

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...a clearer proof how perfectly our saint was dead to herself by sincere humility than the artless manner in which she constantly, and not on certain occasions only, speaks ef herself with a view to debase herself in everything. Her exterior conduct breathed this sincere disposition of her soul. Though superior and foundress she chose unaffectedly the greatest humiliations that could be practised in her order. If she pronounced a word in the divine office with a false accent, she prostrated herself in penance; confessed in chapter, and humbled herself for the least faults of inadvertence with surprising humility and alacrity, and underwent the most humbling penances in the refectory and elsewhere with the same. It was her pleasure to steal secretly into the choir after the office, to fold up the cloaks of the sisters, to choose for her part of work to sweep the most filthy places in the yard, and to perform the lowest offices in serving at table or in the kitchen, in which place she was often seen suddenly absorbed in God, with the utensils or instruments of her business in her hands; for every place was to her a sanctuary, and no employment hindered her from offering to God a continual sacrifice of humility and of ardent love and praise. Her spirit of penance was not less edifying than her humilty. Who, without floods of tears for his own insensibility, can call to mind the wonderful compunction with which the saints wept and punished themselves their whole lives for the lightest transgressions? St. Teresa having had the misfortune in her youth to have been betrayed into certain dangerous amusements and vanities, though she would not for the world have ever consented knowingly to any mortal sin, had always hell and her sins before her...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754662
  • 9781236754660