Life of Mrs. Eliza A. Seton, Foundress and First Superior of the Sisters Or Daughters of Charity in the United States of America: With Copious Extracts from Her Writings, and an Historical Sketch of the Sisterhood from Its Foundation to the Time of Her Death

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P. J. Kenedy, Excelsior Catholic Publishing House, 1898 - 504 pages
 

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Page 89 - If I am right, Thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay ; If I am wrong, oh, teach my heart To find that better way.
Page 34 - And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces and worshipped God, saying, Amen, blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever, Amen.
Page 127 - And another said: I will follow thee, Lord ; but let me first take my leave of them that are at my house. 62 Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Page 413 - Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and the dispensers of the mysteries of God.
Page 105 - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil ; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness ; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Page 416 - We are commanded to let our light so shine before men, that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father which is in heaven.
Page 289 - In the meantime assure yourself and them of my utmost solicitude for your advancement in the service and favor of God; of my reliance on your prayers; of mine for your prosperity in the important duty of education, which will and must long be your principal, and will always be your partial employment. A century at least will pass before the exigencies and habits of this country will require and hardly admit of the charitable exercises towards the sick, sufficient to employ any number of the Sisters...
Page 453 - Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them!
Page 33 - Church; and that being steadfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, he may so pass the waves of this troublesome world that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life.
Page 194 - I hope to bold you to my heart, which prays for you incessantly that God may give you grace to use well the precious hours of this week; and, I repeat, you have it in your power to make me the happiest of mothers, and to be my sweet comfort through every sorrow, or to occasion the heaviest affliction to my poor soul 'that it can meet with in this world; and, as your example will have the greatest influence on your dear little sisters also, and you do not know how...

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