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On Sledge and Horseback to the Outcast Siberian Lepers
Kate D 1931 Marsden
No preview available - 2015
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Page 167 - Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these, ye did it unto me ' ? Christians are those who have Christ's spirit, as I think, and sacrifice themselves to save others.
Page 138 - ... indicates the disease. I scrambled off the horse, and went quickly amongst the little crowd of the lame, the halt, and the blind. Some were standing, some were kneeling, and some crouching on the ground, and all with eager faces turned towards me. They told me afterwards that they believed God had sent me. I at once ordered the things to be unpacked and had them collected on the grass. A prayer of thanksgiving was then offered by the priest and next a prayer for Her Imperial Majesty the Empress,...
Page 226 - It isby my own initiative and with the desire of testifying to a touching truth that I give this writing to Miss Kate Marsden, feeling sure that every Russian would be ready to do the same. " The work Miss Marsden has undertaken in our country is so important, so full of humanitarian charity, that we cannot fail to see in Miss Marsden an instrument chosen by the Lord Himself to alleviate the miserable condition, moral as well as physical, of the poor lepers.
Page 226 - We will have the possibility of reading the stirring details some day. The immense difficulties Miss Marsden has overcome have only deepened her zeal for her cause, for which she would willingly give her life, as she has already given her health. May all generous souls who know how to appreciate such sacrifices unite with us in asking God to bless this work and the one who has consecrated herself to it. COUNTESS A. TOLSTOI. Lady of Honor to her Majesty The Empress of Russia.
Page 226 - ... great faith in him, Miss Marsden has in a very short time laid the first foundation of a colony destined to create a new existence for these miserable outcasts. Her love for them never wavered before any obstacle, and this same love has kindled many hearts which have been united by her generous idea. Our august Sovereign herself has deigned to give Miss Marsden proofs of her sympathy, receiving her several times ; and, being deeply touched by her Christian devotion, she had the kindness to grant...
Page 95 - When once a man is known to be tainted with leprosy, he is thrust out from his people, and driven away, as if he were some noxious animal, into a lonely spot in the forest, or on the marshes, where he is doomed to a living death.
Page 4 - Christ — a memory ever fraught with the keenest regret — the main subject of my thoughts has been the wants of the lepers and how to relieve them. The emotions aroused by the sight of two poor, mutilated, and helpless Bulgarians cannot be fully described.
Page 149 - Twelve men, women, and children, scantily and filthily clothed, were huddled together in two small yourtas, covered with vermin. The stench was dreadful; one man was dying, two men had lost their toes and half of their feet; they had tied boards from their knees to the ground, so that by this help they could contrive to drag themselves along. One man had no fingers; and the poor stumps, raised to make the sign of the cross, were enough to bring tears to the eyes of the most callous. On my approaching...
Page 149 - Hatignach, a scene met my eyes too horrible to describe fully. Twelve men, women, and children, scantily and filthily clothed, were huddled together in two small yourtas, covered with vermin. The stench was dreadful ; one man was dying, two men had lost their toes and half of their feet ; they had tied boards from their knees to the ground, so that by this help they could contrive to drag themselves along.
Page 220 - Sisters and half for the poor unfortnnata lepers. Again a fourth brought 25 roubles (£2 10s.). Very touching prayers were offered by an earnest pastor, a great number of people being present, all surrounding the Sisters, and with tears wishing them a happy journey. It was indeed a solemn hour. Why could not our good angel, our...