The Mystical Flora of St. Francis de Sales; Or, the Christian Life Under the Emblem of Plants

The Mystical Flora of St. Francis de Sales; Or, the Christian Life Under the Emblem of Plants

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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: ...Virgin, who is that one perfect spouse of the Holy Ghost, who possesses charity in so eminent a degree as to resemble Mount Carmel by the frequent acts of charity which she produces, so that this holy charity is like a beautiful tree planted in the midst of her heart, shedding delicious odours continually round her, and throwing out perfumes of incomparable O Mary and Joseph! peerless pair, sacred lilies of incomparable beauty, amongst which feeds the Beloved, who feeds too his loving servants: lilies with which the Sun of Justice, the splendour and brightness of the Eternal Light. is so sovereignly delighted, that in them He has displayed all the charms of his Heart's unspeakable love. Great father, St. Joseph, great friend of Jesus, great spouse of the beloved of the Heavenly Father, who wished his Son to " feed among the lilies" of these two most perfect spouses. I find nothing sweeter to my imagination than to see the celestial little Jesus in the arms of this great saint, calling him father a thousand and a thousand times, in his childlike language, and with a heart all full of childlike love. Letter 690, to an Ecclesiastic appointed to a Bikhopnk. St. Joseph surpassed in purity the angels and archangels. For if the sun needs only a few days to give to the lily its dazzling whiteness, who can imagine to what an admirable degree Joseph's purity ascended, exposed as it was night and day for so many years to the rays of the Sun of Justice, and of that mystical moon who borrows from the Sun her splendour. Conference on the Virtues of St. Yoseph. You ask me, dear child, what bouquet you are to give to your valentine? It must be made u, p of little acts of virtue, done in honour of this celestial valentine; and at...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986997
  • 9781236986993