Letters to the Rt. REV. John Hughes; Roman Catholic Bishop of New York Volume 1-3

Letters to the Rt. REV. John Hughes; Roman Catholic Bishop of New York Volume 1-3

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... absence of your catalogue, I select a few of the relics greatly venerated by papists, from books of authority that lie before me. They are almost as amusing as your miracles. I will omit those too offensive to be named, out of respect for you, my readers, and myself. The arms, legs, fingers, toes of the saints are greatly multiplied. There are eight arms of St. Matthew, three of St. John, and almost any number of St. Thomas a-Becket. There are in the Church of Lateran, the ark made by Moses in the wilderness, the rod of Moses, and the table on which the last supper was instituted by the Saviour. The table is entirely at Rome; but there are many pieces of it in other places. On the altar of the Lateran are the heads of Peter and Paul entire; but there are pieces of them in Bilboa, greatly honored by the monks. St. Peter's Church is blessed with the cross of the penitent thief; with the lantern of Judas; with the dice used by the soldiers in casting lots for the Saviour's garments; with the tail of Balaam's ass; and with the axe, saw, and hammer of St. Joseph. Different churches are enriched with pieces of the wood of the cross; and were the pieces all brought together, they would make a hundred crosses. In one church is some of the manna in the wilderness; in another some blossoms from Aaron's rod; in another an arm of St. Simon; in another the picture of the Virgin, painted by Luke--in another one of her combs; in another the combs of the apostles, but little used; in another a part of the body of St. Lazarus, that smells; in another a part of the Gospel of Mark, in his own handwriting; in another a finger of St. Ann, the Virgin's sister; in another St. Patrick's stick, with which he drove venomous reptiles from Ireland; in another some of St....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672127
  • 9781236672124