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able Almighty Almighty God appeared asked assist beauty began begged blessed Rose Blessed Virgin blood body called Catherine of Sienna caused CHAPTER charity church closely confessor confidence continual conversation cross crown cured death desire devotion Divine Divine Spouse earth effect enter eyes faith Father favour fear felt fever flowers gave give given glory grace hand head heart heat heaven holy honour Jesus Christ known Lady leave Lima lived manner means mind miracle mother mystery nature never night obedience obliged obtain offered pain passed perfect persons Peru piece points poor prayer present raised received religious remained respect Rosary Saint seemed servant showed sometimes soon sort soul speak spirit Spouse suffered surprised sweet taken tears things thought tion took town virtue whole wished wonderful wounds
Page 4 - divines, it would appear that the deeper theologian a man is the less does he give way to this studious desire of making difficulties easy at any cost short of denying what is positively de fide. They seem to handle truth religiously just in the way that
Page 4 - is pleased to give it us, rather than to see what they can make of it themselves by shaping it for controversy, and so by dint of skilful manipulation squeeze it through a difficulty. The question is, not " What will men say of this ? How will this sound in controversy? Will not this be objected to by heretics?" but, "Is this true? Is this kind
Page 5 - whets rather than stays the appetite of his opponent, who presently follows him up again with a new, and, indeed, in his case, an unanswerable charge of inconsistency. A Catholic, do what he will, cannot weed his religion of the supernatural ; and to discriminate between the supernatural and the superstitious is a long work and a hard one, a work of study and of reverent meditation.
Page 260 - she is a Catholic Saint; no sneer of man can wither the marvellous blooming of her leaves; but he will find a thorn who shall dare to handle roughly this sweet mysterious Rose which
Page 6 - by grave theologians and doctors—the erudite Augustinian, the judicious Dominican, the good Franciscan full of simplicity and unction, the fluent Oratorian so eminent in devotional biography, the sound, calm, discriminating Jesuit, who, above all others, has learned how to exercise the constant caution of criticism without injuring
Page 260 - to look as like an unbeliever as he can, is a sight which never won a soul to Christ, or gained for the Church the esteem of an opponent. Rose of Lima is now raised upon the altars of the Church by the decree of her