Life and Times of S. Charles Borromeo

Life and Times of S. Charles Borromeo

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...in things secular; declaring that such a proceeding was an insult to royal authority. They dared not openly rebel, for they knew the high esteem and love in which Charles Borromeo was held; so they contented themselves with warning his bargello, or chief officer of justice, never again to imprison a layman. But the Archbishop was not to be daunted by threats, from what he knew to be his duty. He had not acted upon impulse in this matter; he had prayed long and earnestly before he gave the order for the imprisonment of those whose lives were a scandal to the Church. "Before he dealt with men, he had dealt with God," says a writer upon the subject, "and having done this, what was there to fear t" He was as ready to suffer for his people's good, as a mother who is defending her child from harm. He knew that greater trials and obstacles than any he had yet encountered were likely to come in his way, but he was not discouraged; he had determined to do what he could to regenerate Milan; to make the people live honest, God-fearing lives; how was this to be done, if sin and iniquity were allowed to stalk unrebuked through the streets of the city; GODLY COURAGE. 101 if vices that sent a blush to the cheek of an honest citizen were allowed to pass unpunished? Charles rose to the occasion with the courage of a lion. There were those in Milan who had looked upon him as too gentle and yielding to right for what he knew to be right, but they were grievously mistaken; they saw now that he would battle even to the death, rather than suffer any wrong-doing. On the Feast of S. Ambrose he dedicated himself anew to work: to suffering, to martyrdom, to anything, rather than flinch or shrink from the duties of his pastoral office. He wrote...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940946
  • 9781236940940