Letters and Writings, with Notes by Two Fathers of the Society of Jesus, Tr. by E.H. Thompson

Letters and Writings, with Notes by Two Fathers of the Society of Jesus, Tr. by E.H. Thompson

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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: ... adornment as much as untidiness; she dresses in a manner suitable to her rank and condition; she is detached from everything, she does not pamper her body, she regards it as a prison, she respects it as the temple in which her Spouse comes to dwell; she groans and languishes in her exile, she sighs to behold her Spouse, and she has no consolation on earth save when she receives Him into her heart in Holy Communion. "A virgin who has chosen Me as her Spouse is like that servant in the Gospel who is always watching and holds himself ready for the coming of his master. She is like a wife who truly loves her husband, who is sad and dull when he is absent, expects his return with impatience, is ever listening to catch the sound of his footsteps, does not leave home or visit her friends for fear of not being at hand to welcome him; never closes her eyes in sleep, or slumbers but lightly, not to let her husband knock long at the door; rises the moment she hears his voice, goes forward to meet him, and, all transported with joy, embraces him, saying: 'How long you have been away! How dull I St. Luke xii. 36-38. WHAT JESUS REQUIRES OF HIS SPOUSE. 193 have been without you! I have been impatiently expecting your return, and have not slept lest I should make you wait long.' The husband is touched at seeing so much love on the part of his wife, and gives her presents he has brought for her to make up for the pain his absence has caused her. "The wife also devotes all her care to her husband; she is full of pleasing ways and attentions; her eyes are always towards him to guess, if possible, his desires and his will, that she may execute them immediately. The husband, My daughter, is not indifferent to these tokens of his wife's affection, he...
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656667X
  • 9781236566676