Life of St. Benedict; Surnamed the Moor, the Son of a Slave
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. 189? edition. Excerpt: ...at his house, he sent word to Benedict to pray for the patient, telling the messenger to pay particular attention to the Saint's words. The answer was, "Tell Don Antonio to be patient and resign himself to our Lord's will." When Vignes heard this, he knew that his friend would die, which really happened in a few days. The Saint made many other prophecies, which were literally verified; we shall speak of more, when we come to his death. Let the reader here share our pity for those who take such trouble to learn the most trifling things, future and present, and who, after so many efforts to discover the truth, find it elude their search, while the true servants of God know every thing by casting a glance on the heavenly books obliged to attend to the house, or occupy himself with the care of the young subjects, he could be more easily recollected and united with God. While the fire prepared the food, or the angels accomplished his humble duties, he persevered in prayer, and therein received those real and solid advantages, of which no idea can be formed by the wise ones of die age, who dwell in darkness in the midst of light ST. BBMKDICr lETURNS TO THX KITCHMI. FTER having perfectly filled, both by word and example, the offices of Vicar and Master of Novices, charges which, moreover, he had exercised only through obedience and not through ambition, bribery, or desire of domination, Benedict joyfully returned to his employment in the kitchen, and gave himself entirely to it. That office was agreeable to his humility; it also gave him more opportunities for prayer and extraordinary penitential exercises. He believed he could live more hidden there, and in truth, we know not the heavenly gifts and favors he received in that humble retreat Being no...
- Paperback | 30 pages
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
- 11 Jul 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white