The Life and Letters of Father Bertrand Wilberforce of the Order of Preachers

The Life and Letters of Father Bertrand Wilberforce of the Order of Preachers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... penitents are so good, lead such mortified lives, and do untold good among the 'new children.' Their great enemy outside is drink." Father Bertrand always expressed the greatest esteem for the Order of the Good Shepherd. He thoroughly understood their spirit and appreciated the immense work they have done and are doing for souls. In all their difficulties he stood their faithful friend, and the short account of their founder, the venerable John Eudes, which he wrote for the Month, and afterwards published in pamphlet form, did much to remove prejudices and make their work better known. He was a true father to the "children," as the inmates of the homes are called, and easily gained their confidence. Two letters belonging to this year contain some beautiful thoughts on Christ as our Friend. Writing to a Religious on the subject of her retreat, he says: --" You thanked me quite enough for the very small benefit. Now show your thanks by praying for the retreat to clergy, at St Bede's, Manchester, that is to begin on Monday next. Your prayers and mine have no power as our own, but great power as being the prayers of members of Christ. The Eternal Father hears the voice of His Son, because 'Christ and his members are one Christ.' This gives confidence. Your three resolutions are good, but the third wants altering. Reduce them to the practice of personal love to our Lord, for all the perfection and sanctity of a soul consists in the ' one thing necessary ' loving our Lord Jesus Christ, our God, our Redeemer, our Sovereign Good. " I. Serve the Lord with gladness because He is our Friend. ' Charity, ' says St Thomas, 'is a certain friendship between us and...
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832183
  • 9781236832184