The Life of the Blessed Mary Ann of Jesus, de Paredes y Flores; An American Virgin Called the Lily of Quito
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: ...she mended with her own hand. She never made a present of the most trifling little thing without first getting the express consent of her confessor, neither did she ever take any thing of the house, even for her own use, without asking permission of her relatives. Whenever presents were offered or sent her by her friends, she either would not receive them, or if she were obliged for fear of giving offence to take them, she immediately distributed them to the poor. And with the consent of her confessor she gave in the same manner what she gained by the labour of her hands during the hours which were not devoted to the concerns of her soul. But the perfect detachment from the goods of the earth, and the voluntary renunciation made of them by means of evangelical poverty, however hard it may be to the flesh, which is constrained to subject itself to continual incT venience and trouble, bears no comparison with the excellence of that virtue which is necessary for the bridling and correcting the interiour passions of the soul, and to renounce one's own will and judgment, following reason alone as 3 guide, and the direction of those whom God has given us to be our directors and masters. To show how much the Blessed Mary Ann of Jesug signalized herself in this regard, I could here relate, if it would not take too long, the depositions of those who, of their own knowledge, declared that she had arrived to a perfect mastery over the emotions of the soul in every kind of affection. At the beginning of her devout life, when that storm of contradictions, of which we have already spoken, was raised against her, even by persons of known probity and learning, she was never obsorved to show-any resentment, or be in the least ruffled; but always the same, she...
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- 188.98 x 246.13 x 3.05mm | 122.47g
- 04 Jul 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white