A Glance Behind the Grilles of Religious Houses in France [By J. C. Byrne]

A Glance Behind the Grilles of Religious Houses in France [By J. C. Byrne]

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...j'ai bien des pauvres a vous recommander, mais en voila un qui me touche au plus vif." "Voyons donc, ma bonne dame," said the good man, "contez moi ca, tout ce que je puis faire je le ferai." "Eh bien," was the reply, "il s'agit d'un pauvre viellard--homme respectable, s'il en fut, homme de bien, et tres charitable--si charitable qu' a force de donner, au moment ou je vous parle, il ne lui reste pas de culotte." "Ah! ma chere dame, dites donc! qu'est ce que vous m'apprenez la? mais c'est affreux, c'est dechirant; un pauvre pere de famille qui n'a pas de quoi se vetir: tenez, tenez," said he, fumbling in his sicre'taire for half-a-dozen five-franc pieces. "Voila tout ce qui me reste, prenez et secourez vite ce pauvre malheureux." The money was gratefully received by the Countess, and transferred to the hands of Maitre Pierre, who speedily refitted therewith his master's wardrobe. The Cardinal de Cheverus entertained a very exalted idea of the mortified life of a priest, and of the sacrifices he must be willing continually to impose upon himself; and in one of his charges to his clergy, he was urging this conviction upon them, and proceeded to illustrate his argument, as he often did, by recording a scene from his eventful life. He told them that, for instance, in visiting the poor, the sick, and the afflicted, they must be prepared to meet with the most revolting accompaniments of poverty and vice. "Ah, my brethren," he said, " when I tell you this, I can assure you I am not exacting more from you than I have undergone myself; in short, though you may picture to yourselves the most degraded abodes in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536320
  • 9781236536327