Social Letters; Models for Use in the Higher Grades of Our Catholic Schools

Social Letters; Models for Use in the Higher Grades of Our Catholic Schools

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...too, of having been able to do so much to comfort his declining years. His blessing and his prayers. 4.--She must turn to the Mother of Sorrows for help and com fort now, when father and mother have left her. 5.--Renew your expressions of condolence and promise prayers. Lowell, January 20, i8q8. My Poor, Dear Mary, --What shall I say? What can I say to comfort you? How I long to press you to my heart, and mingle my tears with yours, for the good, kind, loving father who has been called home to God. I had hoped and prayed that his precious life would have been spared yet many years, not only for your own dear sake, but because his was one of those truly Christian souls which the world cannot afford to lose. How lonely, how very lonely, you must now be! But was not his beautiful death a source of the greatest consolation? Your dear Aunt Margaret gave me an account of his last days, and I could but feel that they were the echo of his noble, saintly life. Your loving father had seen his seventy-fifth birthday, and during the last six years you have been an angel of devotedness ministering to his every want. You could truly say, as he breathed his last, that nothing which filial affection could suggest you had left undone. Only those who have laid all their dear ones away in God's Acre can appreciate your loneliness. But in this your hour of grief turn to the Comfortress of the Afflicted. No heart has ever been so deeply pierced by the sword of separation as hers. Let this good Mother be your support. She will console and guide you, and after a few years at most will call you, to be united to your loving father and mother in that blessed land where sorrow and separation will be forever unknown. Assuring you, dear Mary, that your good father...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948009
  • 9781236948007