The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Vol. 1 : The First Sixteen Chapters (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Vol. 1: The First Sixteen Chapters I. They become like the Angels, and are the Spouses of Jesus Christ. Virgins who have the happiness of dedicating them selves to the love of Jesus Christ by consecrating to him the lily of their purity, are, in the first place, as dear to God as his angels. They shall, says the Redeemer, he [the the angels of God in heaven.' Such is the immediate fruit of the virtue of chastity. Hence St. Ambrose says, that whoever preserves this virtue is an angel, and that whoever violates it is a demon Baronius re lates that when a certain Virgin, called Georgia, was at the point of death a great multitude of doves was seen hovering about her; that when her body was brought to the church they flew to that part of the roof which corresponded to the place where the corpse had been put, and remained there till after the interment. By all who saw them, these doves were regarded as angels paying respect and homage to the body of the virgin. Chastity is justly styled an angelic and celestial Virtue. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 21 Apr 2018
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