The Month of Mary, or the Month of May [Tr. by J.B.M.]

The Month of Mary, or the Month of May [Tr. by J.B.M.]

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... and the good religious, with whom he had made the voyage, were spectators of the act. Oh, how would our Lady be pleased, if every one who had imitated this youth, in keeping and reading books like this, in which there is poison hidden, would make an offering of it to Mary, depriving himself of it for the love of her! He might hope that she would obtain a change of life for him from her Son. ACT OF HOMAGE. Look among your books, your pictures, and your writings, and see if you find any thing improper; for the honour of Mary, throw it courageously into the fire. EJACULATION. "J Mima cceli, ora pro nobis." "To thee our love and troth are given; Pray for us, pray, bright Gate of heaven." SurtcrnH) Pap. CONSIDERATION UPON THE WAY TO PARADISE. There are only two ways to Paradise, innocence and penance. As for innocence, what have I to do with it? I may say that I did not know it, even when I lost it. I lost it without knowing it, without bewailing it, without grieving; perhaps I made others lose it too. Poor innocence! lost so soon, for so little, and without remedy! But, at all events, I have done penance for my sins. What penance? Who can tell if I have even confessed them exactly? Any penance set upon me for my sins, however light, seemed to me insupportable. Voluntary penance I have never done, or scarcely ever. Instead of sackcloth, fasting, retirement, and mortification, I have set myself to find every pleasure and every convenience I could. And I wish to enter into Paradise! But by which way? I must enter it by one of the two; either that of innocence, or that of penance. By that of innocence I cannot enter; by that of penance, I will not. How, then, am I to save myself? For the present, let us settle the matter...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846508
  • 9781236846501