History of S. Francis of Assisi

History of S. Francis of Assisi

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...unheard of power. He even converted noblemen, whose unrestrained fury and cruelty had bathed the country in blood; many of them were reconciled. Love and veneration for the Saint were universal; men and women thronged around him, and happy were those who could touch so much as the hem of his habit." The holy joy of an apostolate thus blessed by God, made Francis forget all his fatigue and sadness. This time it was crowned by an event that filled Bologna with wonder and edification. Professor Pepoli suddenly declared his intention of renouncing his chair and the world. His numerous friends and the magistrates of the city did all they could to keep him to his beloved studies, and, as they said, to glory, but without success. That grace, which an attentive eye might have seen growing within him for some years, was too strong. He went to Francis and humbly begged to be admitted into the number of his sons. Francis welcomed him with that exquisite mixture of deference and cordial charity that he always showed on such occasions. He himself clothed him in the habit of the Order, and with his consent the new brother remained in the convent that he had formerly given, and became an honour to it by his virtues. His religious life lasted only too short a time. He died in the odour of sanctity in I 229, three years after him whom he had venerated in his life, and whom he was enabled to venerate as a Saint after his death. Together with Pepoli, Francis received into the Order two young students, Pellegrino di Fallerone and Richer of Modena; then he set out to arrive at the Portiuncula in time to prepare the Chapter that was to assemble there at Michaelmas. He stayed at Florence only as long as was necessary to visit a convent that a noble lady...
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959361
  • 9781236959362