The Life and Acts of Saint Patrick: The Archbishop, Primate and Apostle of Ireland

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Hibernia Press Company, 1809 - 309 من الصفحات
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الصفحة i - Lord to prepare his ways ; to give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God ; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
الصفحة 37 - ... horror. Then the saint, confiding in the power of the divine mercy, cast into the sea an altar of stone that had been consecrated and given to him by the Pope, and on which he had been wont to celebrate the holy mysteries, and caused the leper to sit thereon. But the pen trembles to relate what, through the divine power, happened. The stone thus loaded was borne upon the waters, guided by Him, the head-stone of the corner, and, diverse from its nature, floating along with the ship, held therewith...
الصفحة 92 - ... that one of the graves only had a cross over it, he stopped his chariot, and speaking to the dead man below, asked him what religion he had been, the dead man answered a pagan, St. Patrick...
الصفحة 30 - St. Patrick, rising from the earth, utterly renounced and abjured the eating of flesh-meat, even through the rest of. his life; and he humbly besought the Lord that He would manifest unto him His pardon by some evident sign. Then the angel bade Patrick to bring forth the hidden meats, and put them into water ; and he did ai the angel bade ; and the flesh-meats, being plunged into the water and taken thereout, immediately became fishes.
الصفحة 32 - Just ; and after their holy greetings were passed, this man of God gave unto Patrick a staff which he declared himself to have received from the hands of the Lord Jesus. And there were in the island certain other solitary men, who lived apart from him, some of whom appeared to be youths, and others...
الصفحة 138 - ... and besought that from Benignus she might receive spiritual couusel and the Holy Communion. But St. Patrick, at the revelation of the Spirit, was not ignorant of what distemper did the nun labour under. He sent Benignus. Wonderful was the event. The damsel, raising her eyes at his entrance, beheld Benignus very terrible in his stature, and his face as breathing forth flames, and she beheld herself blazing within and without, and St. Patrick standing nigh, covering his face with his hands.
الصفحة 137 - ... nun, whilst she was delighted with the sweet singing of Benignus, entertained, at length, a more earnest desire towards the man of God, who knew nothing of this unhallowed flame which hardly could she contain in her bosom. Taught by a woman's cunning, she feigned extreme illness, and withdrew as into her sick bed. and besought that from Benignus she might receive spiritual counsel and the Holy Communion. But St. Patrick, at the revelation of the Spirit, was not ignorant of what distemper did...
الصفحة 30 - Church, that he might learn to think humbly of himself, to walk with the lowly, and to bear with the 'weak, permitted him to feel his own inferiority : so that the more deeply he was fixed on the foundation of true humility, the more firmly he might stand in the height of perfection. For a desire of eating meat came on him, until being ensnared and carried away by his desire, he obtained swine's flesh and concealed it in a certain vessel ; thinking rightly that he might thus satisfy his appetite...
الصفحة 42 - One shall arrive here, having his head shaven in a circle, bearing a crooked staff, and his table shall be in the eastern part of his house, and his people shall stand behind him, and he shall sing forth from his table wickedness, and all his household shall answer, So be it! so be it! And this man, when he cometh. shall destroy our gods, and overturn their temples and their altars, and he shall subdue unto himself the kings that resist him, or put them unto death, and his S .PATRICrSS-HlBERNLC ini...
الصفحة 129 - Britain to obtain assistants in the field of the Lord. And forasmuch as the pest of the Pelagian heresy, and the Arian faithlessness had in many places defiled that country, he by his preaching and working of miracles recalled the people unto the way of truth. And many are the places therein which even to this day bear witness to his miracles, and are imbued with his sanctity. And he brought away with him many learned and religious men, thirty of whom he afterward advanced unto the Episcopal Office.

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