Three-Quarters of a Century (1807 to 1882); A Retrospect Volume 5, PT. 2

Three-Quarters of a Century (1807 to 1882); A Retrospect Volume 5, PT. 2

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...An interior staircase led us into the cave, which had long ago been changed into a sanctuary. Back of the main altar the surface of the rock has been smoothed down and polished and archaic frescoes have been painted. Unfortunately we could not examine these through lack of time. A lay-brother was waiting for us, and had been directed to serve our Masses. Zuliani told him to leave us alone; we would alternately help each other at the altar. When we had finished our devotions an aged Benedictine invited us to breakfast and proved to be a very kind host. He expressed his regret that in the past the Orders of the Church had not at all times been united in friendship and harmony, and though the Jesuits and Benedictines had never been at enmity there had been times when they had not been as harmonious as they should have been. "But now, thank God," he added, "all this is changed, I hope for ever. The attitude of the Church's enemies is so threatening that it would be folly in us not to be closely united, and not to stand shoulder to shoulder as soldiers on the field of battle. This is now the case, and I am sure it will continue for a long time, or rather as long as we exist in the Church of God." Then Zuliani began to speak of the close union existing in Rome between the children of St. Benedict and those of St. Ignatius, and took the liberty of reminding the old Father of the kind spirit which led Pius VII, who belonged, as every one knows, to the Benedictine Order, to lay the foundation for it. This appeared to surprise our host, who had, strange to say, never heard the story. But, in fact, he had never lived in Rome and had gone to Subiaco from Monte Cassino, where he had made his novitiate. Here is Zuliani's story: On...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944178
  • 9781236944177