Religious Orders; Or, Sketches of Some of the Orders and Congregations of Women. by the Author of "Eastern Hospitals," Etc. Etc

Religious Orders; Or, Sketches of Some of the Orders and Congregations of Women. by the Author of "Eastern Hospitals," Etc. Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... especial sweetness and compassion of the Saint. " She is to have a list to help her memory, of everything required for the comfort and good order of the infirmary, and to take care that the rooms be neat, clean, and nicely ornamented with pictures, green leaves, and flowers, according as the season shall permit." The Infirmarian is to be full of charity, not only to serve the sick Sisters well, but to bear with the fancies, distresses, ill-humour, poor sick people often derive from their maladies. She is to " divert their disagreeable impressions in the softest and most dexterous way she can, without ever showing herself disgusted or annoyed." Then, again, appears his spirit in the following direction to the lay Sisters: --" The Sisters employed in the kitchen, and the other household service, will do it with cheerfulness and consolation, recollecting what St. Martha did, and representing to themselves those short but sweet meditations of which St. Catherine of Sienna made use, who, in the midst of such tasks, did not cease her ecstatic contemplations of God. Thus ought the Sisters, as far as possible, to hold their hearts recollected in the goodness of God, Who, if they are faithful, will one day declare before the whole world that what they did for His servants was done for Him." How like St. Francis himself, too, is this direction: " In lying down to rest, think of our Lord and of the Saints who slept on the ground, and thank Him for the Fatherly love by which He gives you these comforts, how much you ought to love and serve Him." The Order is governed, first, by the Bishop of the Diocese, for each House of the Visitation is separate, and there is no Mother-House or General Superior. Next to the Bishop, more

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