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" A brother had fastened himself to a rock by a chain. ' If thou art really a servant of God,' said Benedict, ' restrain ' thyself not by a chain of iron but by the chain of Christ. "
Latin and Teutonic Christendom: An Historical Sketch - Page 137
by George William Cox - 1870 - 257 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 114

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Henry Reeve, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - Architecture - 1861
...unbending discipline. But his strong sense taught him to repress austerities in excess of the rule. A brother had fastened himself to a rock by a chain....Benedict gave himself to the work of preaching, as well as to the government of his monks. Nor was he less, in death and famine, the temporal stay of the poor...
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The witness of history to Christ: Five sermons preached before the ...

Frederic William Farrar - Religion - 1871 - 207 pages
...thou art really a servant of Christ," said Benedict to a brother who had chained himself to a rock, "restrain thyself not by a chain of iron, but by the chain of Christ." The reader will be reminded of the reply of the Jesuit father to a weak brother, " Mangez un banf, et soyez...
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The witness of history to Christ; 5 sermons, being the Hulsean lects. for 1870

Frederic William Farrar - Religion - 1871 - 207 pages
...thou art really a servant of Christ," said Benedict to a brother who had chained himself to a rock, "restrain thyself not by a chain of iron, but by the chain of Christ." The reader will be reminded of the reply of the Jesuit father to a weak brother, " Mangez un been/, et...
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