Exterior and Interior Life of S. John of the Cross, Ed. by W.H. Hutchings

Exterior and Interior Life of S. John of the Cross, Ed. by W.H. Hutchings

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...marvel around the closing days of its beloved and adopted c According to the constitutions of S. Teresa, the Divine Office was said as far as Nones, immediately after the morning meditation; Vespers at two o'clock, and compline at six. child, and, as formerly, d we are struck with the con. trast between these poetic fancies and the sober simplicity of authentic history. It has not hesitated to endow him with powers of controlling the elements) and even demons, of healing the sick, and of recalling the dying to life. One legend, which seems almost historical, being attested by so many witnesses, is so striking that we cannot omit it. In the Sierra Morena, as in many similar districts, the dry bushes and heather frequently take fire in summer, and, should a mountain breeze spring up, the flames spread rapidly. The convent and its surrounding grounds, consisting of a garden, vineyard, and orchard, were enclosed by a wooden fence, and outside this was an open space of land which had been sown with corn, now reaped and harvested. The monk who had charge of this land feared that, if a mountain fire were to take place, the thick stubble would catch fire and the flames spread to the dry wood of the fence, and from it to the convent and outhouses. He therefore had recourse to the ordinary expedient of firing the stubble, when the wind was blowing away from the buildings. The straw was thick and high, it soon caught, and the flames spread to the dry vegetation on the mountain side. Within a quarter of an hour the wind changed, and the unhappy Carme beheld the flames advancing on the dwelling with the same rapidity as they had spread in the contrary direction. Apparently ordinary Carmes are not possessed of any great amount of presence of d See the details..show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535340
  • 9781236535344