History of the Christian Church, from the Apostolic Age to the Reformation, A.D.64-1517

History of the Christian Church, from the Apostolic Age to the Reformation, A.D.64-1517

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...Tj0!10 and of the future. He engaged in the strictest 1054. practices of asceticism and devotion; he celebrated mass daily for the souls of the soldiers who had fallen on his side, and at length was comforted by a vision which assured him that, as having been slain for the Lord, they were partakers in the glory of martyrs. At the end of nine months, feeling himself seriously ill, he obtained leave to return to Rome. He caused his couch to be spread in St. Peter's, and his tomb to be placed near it. To the clergy, who were assembled around him, he addressed earnest exhortations to be watchful in their duty, and to exert themselves against simony; he commended his flock to Christ, and prayed that, if he had been too severe in dealing the censures of the church on any, the Saviour would of His mercy absolve them. Then, looking at his tomb, he said with tears, "Behold, brethren, how worthless and fleeting is human glory. I have seen the cell in which I dwelt as a monk changed into spacious palaces; now I must again return to the narrow bounds 1 The accounts of this vary in some The unscrupulous Benno accuses respects. See Herm. Contr. A.D. Hildebrand of having, in league with 1053; Malaterra, i. 14, ap. Muratori, Benedict IX., betrayed Leo to the v.; Chronique de Rob. Viscart, i. II enemy (ap. Goldast. 14). (published with Amatus by Champol-p Milman, ii. 461. lion-Figeac); Gibbon, v. 333; Sis-'Guil. Appul. ii. 261; Annal. Rom. mondi, Rep. Ital. i. 179; Hofler, ii. ap. Peru, v. 470. 175; Jaffe', 377. Giesebrecht says that l Murat. Ann. VI. i. 245. ehe-name of the town (which no longer - Giannone, ii. 203-6; Sismondi, R. I. exists) ought to be Civitate (ii. 653). i. 179. April 19, of this tomb." Next morning he died before i054-the altar...show more

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  • 9781236564245