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Page 245 - We believe that Thou shalt come to be our judge. We therefore pray Thee help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood.
Page 247 - Fear not : for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Page 135 - IN the second century of the Christian era, the empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilised portion of mankind.
Page 187 - Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming : it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth ; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
Page 58 - European expansion at the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the sixteenth.
Page 244 - I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.' * * And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly hosts, praising God, and saying : ' Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will toward men.
Page 54 - No man, however abject his condition, disgusting his maladies, or hateful his crimes, ever turned to Xavier without learning that there was at least one human heart on which he might repose with all the confidence of a brother's love. To his eye the meanest and the lowest reflected the image of Him whom he followed and adored ; nor did he suppose that he could ever serve the Saviour of mankind so acceptably as by ministering to their sorrows, and recalling them into the way...
Page 20 - they tell the ancient story that a favored mortal won from the gods permission to ask three blessings for Spain. He asked that her sons should be brave, her daughters beautiful, and her government good. The first two were granted, but the third refused : for," said the answer, " already she is an earthly paradise, and were this last blessing hers, the very gods themselves would desert Elysium, and go down to dwell in Spain.
Page 50 - Olives, and traced the last indelible foot-print of the ascending Redeemer of mankind. At that hallowed spot had ended the weary way of Him who had bowed the heavens, and came down to execute on earth a mission of unutterable love and matchless self-denial; and there was revealed to the prophetic gaze of the future founder of the order of Jesus, (no seer-like genius kindled by high resolves,) the long line of missionaries who, animated by his example and guided by his instructions, should proclaim...