The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints, Volume 1

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James Duffy, 1866 - Christian saints
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Page lxxii - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 261 - This is the teacher of Asia, the father of the Christians, the destroyer of our gods, who teacheth all men not to sacrifice, nor to 'worship them!
Page 262 - For this, and for all things else, I praise Thee, I bless Thee, I glorify Thee, by the eternal and heavenly high priest, Jesus Christ, Thy beloved Son ; with whom, to Thee, and the Holy Ghost, be glory, both now, and to all succeeding ages.
Page 381 - Sharbil, a document which was written probably at the end of the fourth or beginning of the fifth century and...
Page 363 - Ah ! who will give me the wings of a dove, and I will fly to the king, into that great island, formerly the country of saints ; but now overwhelmed with the darkness of error. If the duke will permit me, I will arise, and go to that great Ninive : I will speak to the king, and will announce to him, with the hazard of my life, the word of the Lord.
Page 360 - St Frances de Sales, he says, " severely forbad the custom of Valentines, or giving Boys in writing the names of Girls to be admired and attended on by them ; and, to abolish it, he changed it into giving billets with the names of certain Saints, for them to honour and imitate in a particular manner.
Page 167 - Hereupon the fiends appearing again, renewed the attack, and alarmed him with terrible clamours, and a variety of spectres in hideous shapes of the most frightful wild beasts, which they assumed to dismay and terrify him ; till a ray of heavenly light breaking in upon him chased them away, and caused him to cry out : " Where wast thou, my Lord and my Master ? Why wast thou not here from the beginning of my conflict to assuage my pains !" A voice answered : " Antony, I was here the whole time ; I...
Page 247 - The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldst know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldst hear the voice of his mouth ; for thou shalt be his witness unto all men, of what thou hast seen and heard.
Page 263 - I write to you on justice, because you incited me ; for neither I, nor any other like me, can attain to the wisdom of the blessed and glorious Paul, into whose •epistles if you look, you may raise your spiritual fabric by strengthening faith, which is our mother, hope following, and charity towards God, Christ, and our neighbour preceding us. He who has charity is far from all sin.
Page 251 - The saint receiving this wound, said " Lord, lay not this sin to their charge, for they know not what they do.

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