Life of Dom Bartholomew of the Martyrs; Religious of the Order of St. Dominic and Archbishop of Braga, in Portugal

Life of Dom Bartholomew of the Martyrs; Religious of the Order of St. Dominic and Archbishop of Braga, in Portugal

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...question of the doctors and their assistants, as to what would be most useful for their patients, and instantly supplying their needs. He ordered a guard to watch the gates of the town, so as to prevent the ingress of fresh people. And to help to purify the air, he had large fires lit in all the public squares, where infected articles were burnt, besides insisting on the utmost cleanliness being observed in all the streets of the town. This never-ceasing vigilance, and his almost superhuman charity, had such happy effects, that the poor suffered far less than could be expected in so general a calamity; the mortality also was far less than in other towns in the kingdom; and though the greater part of the canons and dignitaries of the cathedral had taken to flight, not a single parish priest abandoned his flock: the divine office was said as usual in all the churches, and the noble example of the archbishop inspired confidence and courage in all his fellow-workers. The account of his holy generosity soon spread throughout the kingdom. At court the sensation created was very great, and the king was told that the archbishop exposed his life every day for the very poorest of his subjects. The young king was only seventeen, but as his heart was truly noble, he was delighted with all he heard of the charity of the great prelate, and wrote to him to implore him, now that ho had put everything in such perfect order, to leave Braga, and take some care of his own life, which was as precious to the king as it was valuable and even necessary to the welfare of the whole kingdom. The Cardinal Infanta Dom Henry wrote in the same sense, expressing his deep love and veneration for the archbishop, and conjuring him not to exhaust his strength any further. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675592
  • 9781236675590