The Life of Saint Rose of Lima

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P.F. Cunningham, 1855 - 264 pages
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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 6 - reasonable, masculine, yet childlike faith, to broaden, to heighten, and to deepen in himself by the very contemplation of what may now be in some degree a scandal to him—namely, Quam mirabilis est Deus in sanctis
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
Page 11 - when he had seen Him, immediately the spirit troubled him, and being thrown upon the ground, he

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