What I Saw in Puteoli, Naples, and Rome; Another Narrative from the Pulpit, with an Inside View of My Own Parish Church

What I Saw in Puteoli, Naples, and Rome; Another Narrative from the Pulpit, with an Inside View of My Own Parish Church

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...He had spoken this He saith unto Peter, 'Follow Me.' And he did. Peter did in the end follow Christ to prison and to death. When he was old, long after that dinner on the shore of the Lake, he went to Rome; and while he was there the anger of N ero-burst forth against the Christians, and the finger of the persecutor pointed to Peter. It is said, alas! that his old infirmity came over him: his courage quailed at the prospect of death, and he escaped from prison and fled. Just outside the gates of Rome there is a small chapel existing at this moment with the singular title of 'Domine Quo Vadis?' the in-terpretation of which is, ' Lord, whither goest Thou?' It is said--and the legend is very beautiful_that on that very spot, as Peter was flying from his persecutors, he met the Lord Jesus coming into the city, and he cried out in astonishment, 'Lord, whither goest Thou?' And He answered, 'To be crucified afresh.' Humbled, bowed down to the earth, weeping bitter tears of shame, Peter came to himself at once, and went back to prison and to death. And when the fatal hour arrived, as it did, and they were binding him to the cross, he thought the honour too great to suffer like his Lord, and at his own earnest entreaty they crucified him with his head downwards. At one end of Rome is this humble building to mark Peter's weakness: at the other that most glorious edifice to keep in memory for ever the grandeur of his Martyrdom. ' Follow Me' said Christ to St. Peter; and He says the same thing to us. 'Come, ' He says, ' take up thy cross and follow Me.' For in some shape or other we have each of us, brethren, our cross to bear, --as all of us know full...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824776
  • 9781236824776