As the Bishop Saw It.; From America to Rome

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General Books LLC, 2009 - History - 128 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Domine" to try it as an antidote against the malignant fever. The Eucalyptus grows spontaneously and luxuriantly on the convent farm, and preparing tea from the bark and leaves, the result following the use of this tea proved almost miraculous in curing the sickness of the monks. The manufacture of Eucalyptus Extract, which is quite extensively sold there, and elsewhere, is one of the resources of the monks in meeting the expenses of restoring the old, dilapidated church. If I did not feel confident that you are anxious to learn all about Rome and its grandeur, and feel as deep an interest in all these evidences of our holy religion as we do, I should consider it a duty to apologize for this long letter. Adieu! c. H. B. vii. Rome, May 25, 1877. audience. The anxiously looked for audience with the Holy Father for all the Americans in the eternal city, Catholics and Protestants alike, was granted yesterday. The hour appointed was noon, and the tickets issued demanded the holder to be there at 11:30 o'clock. Our company, in which Mr. M. was the only layman, was among the punctual, there being about fifty persons in the audience hall upon our arrival. This hall can easily hold one thousand persons, the five hundred did not fill it half. The visitors are expected to stand, there being no seats, and only benches along the two side walls, no doubt, intended for the infirm and aged. In order not to crowd the Holy Father from view, benches form a hollow square in the entire length of the center of the hall. It is neatly frescoed and looks plain and handsome. A good English lady, who had been ushered into the apartment set aside for the Bishops and Cardinals, quite near to the throne on which His Holiness was to be seated, kindly entered into conversation with me without ...

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