The Life of the Blessed Sebastian of Apparizio, Franciscan Lay-Brother, of the Province of the Holy Gospel in Mexico

The Life of the Blessed Sebastian of Apparizio, Franciscan Lay-Brother, of the Province of the Holy Gospel in Mexico

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...given them away in alms to the poor. In like manner the infirmities of his neighbours were a very special object of the Saint's charity. He visited and attended them with great assiduity, consoling them and exhorting them to bear their illnesses with patience, nor was there anything however difficult he would not undertake for their relief and well-being. As he had no knowledge or practice in medicine. he availed himself of the spiritual remedy of prayer. But as he had had proof of God's condescending to impart to him the virtue of curing divers infirmities, and particularly of alleviating the pains of women in child-birth by application of the cord with which his habit was girded, he used this means too to relieve them in their illnesses. One day he met Giovanni Guttierez de Huesca, and asked him after his wife. Being told that she was taken very unwell in labour the Servant of God taking the cord from his waist gave it to Giovanni, saying, "Take this cord to your wife; as soon as she has put it round her, she will be free from all danger, and will have a favourable labour." Giovanni and his wife attended to the Saint's suggestion, and as soon as she had put on the girdle by the grace of God she had a very prosperous time of it. If however the charity of Sebastian towards his neighbours, in regard of their temporal interests, was remarkable, it was still more so in regard to their spiritual good. He was constantly occupied in fervent prayer to God, that He would reclaim sinners from their evil ways to repentance, and preserve the souls of the just in the practice of virtue. His words were full of the unction of the Holy Spirit, and were of such power that they carried along with them all who heard them, and more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577981
  • 9781236577986