Mother Mary Veronica, Foundress of the Sisterhood of the Divine Compassion; A Biography

Mother Mary Veronica, Foundress of the Sisterhood of the Divine Compassion; A Biography

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...in all his actions, he made one feel when in his presence that he was a man, without forgetting that he was a priest of God. He never desired nor sought popularity. And the outside world, which appreciates to some extent, at least, its own weakness, honors the magnanimity of the man who troubles not nor cares for its passing approval, and admires him who seeks none." Such were in substance the words of the prelate who had known Monsignor Preston and mourned in him a lost friend. Monsignor Preston was a voluminous writer, especially on religious subjects. Among his best known works are: God and Reason, a defence of natural religion from a Catholic viewpoint; Reason and Revelation, an apology for natural religion and revealed truth; The Vicar of Christ, on the supremacy of the Papacy; The Protestant Reformation; Protestantism and the Bible; The Divine Paraclete; The Divine Sanctuary, and many other writings of a devotional character. His last wish was to be buried among his children of the Divine Compassion, but the little chapel at White Plains was not suitable for building a crypt, and his remains lay under the high altar at the Cathedral until 1897, when they were transferred, as we shall see, to the Church which Mother Veronica erected near the mother-house. The death of Monsignor Preston, on November 4th of 1891, created a deep void in the heart of Mother Veronica, who had looked to him always as a wise and kindly director in all that pertained to the management of the charitable work which she had undertaken, and which was growing beyond the proportions originally contemplated; and he had been too the true friend and father whom she might approach with the reverent affection of a dutiful child, and confide to him all the secret...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770404
  • 9781236770400