Life of St. Edmund of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury

Life of St. Edmund of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...relics of the old nunnery." 1 1 Oalendar, ix. 160. 2 Ibid., 139. But our thoughts wander to the house built by Ela for religious women; and where she herself, having taken the vows of religion in 1236, wore the white habit, and lived a quiet and peaceful life among her nuns; and where, as abbess, she died. The ruined walls of the old cloisters, and chapter house, and treasury, mark for us the ground where the Countess Ela and her first nuns lived according to the Augustinian rule; and those ruins are landmarks, also, pointing to where St. Edmund must sometimes have stood, and where his blessing often rested. Once, but there is no clue in the narrative to when this happened, the Abbess of Laycock was very ill with a most severe fever. And then St. Edmund "promised that he would send to her a physician who would cure her more quickly than his art. After a little while he sent her the relics, you must know, of the blood of blessed Thomas the martyr; after receiving which, immediately the woman was cured, and the fever itself disappeared. 1 Nat. Gazetteer, under "Laycock." HIS LIFE AT CALNE I41 Perhaps some one will say this miracle must not be ascribed to his merits, but rather to the blessed martyr whose precious blood he had sent her. Be it so. For we prefer to believe another opinion, rather than to be a slave to contention. This however no one of sane mind denies to belong to his merits; that he, as if foreknowing it, prophesied that health would be conferred on the woman I have mentioned, bythe relic of the aforesaid martyr. But the afore-mentioned abbess, being a noble countess, offered to him beautiful and precious jewels, which he was scarcely willing to look at, and by no means consented to receive." 1...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691628X
  • 9781236916280