The Catholic Instructor

The Catholic Instructor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Thus, through persevering prayer, and the clear exhibitions of sacred truth, accompanied by the power of the Holy Spirit, this man of.pride, of sensuality, of unhallowed ambition and supreme selfishness, was brought low in the dust of Humiliation before Ood; and, like Saul of Tarsus, was led to count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ. He now felt the absolute necessity, the infinite value of such a Saviour. He was filled with peace in believing; and in the language of the Psalmist, he delighted to pour forth thanksgivings to Him who had delivered him from the dominion of sin.--In the fulness of his joy he exclaimed, O Lord! I am thy servant; I am thy servant and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds; O Lord, who is like unto thee! I will offer thee the sacrifice of praise continually! Having been admitted into the church, he resolved to return at once with his mother to Africa; that the theatre of his former blindness, his follies, his crime, and his protracted impenitence, might witness the sincerity of his conversion and the omnipotent power of Divine truth and grace; and that he might proclaim to his own countrymen that Redeemer whom he had so ungratefully dishonoured. But in the course of their journey Monica died at Ostia, near the mouth of the Tiber; where they had stopped to rest and recruit for the voyage. A few days before her death, she aud her son being alone, looking out of a window of most beautiful prospect, the conversation turned on the sublime realities of eternity. They endeavoured to abstract their thoughts from the world and all its fleeting enjoyments, and to conceive themselves on the utmost verge of time. If, said Agustine, (in substance, ) if the tumult of preseut things were...
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  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563018
  • 9781236563019