Tales for the Christian Festivals, Etc

Tales for the Christian Festivals, Etc

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...in tears; but so busy rubbing your eyes and tearing your hair, that you did not even see me." "It was because I was not allowed to go with Madeleine to see Marie," poor Nina answered in a tone of excuse. "Well, Nina," answered Father Pierre, "should such a misfortune occur again during the time of Holy Lent, try and take it as a little penance sent you, instead of the fast imposed upon your elders. Remember, that if your Heavenly Father does not require little children to fast, He at least expects them to be always cheerfully obedient to the will of their superiors." "I have read in some good book," said Minette, "that every one should sanctify the Lent by taking some particular fault, and trying to conquer it." "Your good book was quite in the right," answered Father Pierre. "The fast from sin is the great object of our Lenten mortifications, and the fast from food is chiefly to be considered as a means for obtaining this great end." "Thatis, I suppose,"saidold Martha, "because Almighty God rewards our penance by granting us a greater grace to resist temptation." "Besides this additional grace, which is certainly given," observed the Father, "the soul also acquires a greater command over the body; for if she can compel it to refrain from food, which is its most natural inclination, she can surely curb it in its more evil propensities. It is therefore an excellent plan to take some particular fault, and to try and subdue it during this holy season, when additional graces are given us for the purpose. Therefore, I am quite sure that my little Nina will now really begin to conquer her temper; Madeleine will be more orderly in the...
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786815
  • 9781236786814