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or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... A Memoir of Father Dignam, S.J., with
some of his letters. Revised and with preface by Father Edward
Ignatius Pcbbrick, S.J. Printed for the Poor Servants of the Mother
of God, the Convent, Brentford, London. 8vo, pp. 472. HE above is a
record of a saintly priest and devoted religious, to whom our
gratitude is due for his strenuous work in propagating the
Apostleship of Prayer among us, as well as for his share in
founding the Congregation of Religious women, under whose auspices
this memoir has been compiled. It is superfluous for us to praise
Father Dignam, for the authentic voice of the General of the
Society of Jesus has already pronounced his eulogium; while " his
children rise up and call him blessed." His spiritual letters are
the most valuable part of the book; they are saturated with the
spirit of St. Ignatius, and are full of practical wisdom and holy
teaching. Perhaps the most touching and beautiful side of this holy
life was his relations with his elder sister, to whom he seems to
have owed his vocation, and whom he afterwards repaid i hundredfold
by guiding her soul towards spiritual perfection. One is, in fact,
irresistibly reminded of the story of St. Benedict and his virgin
sister and spiritual child, St. Scholastica. Some of Fr. Dignam's
letters to this sister, in her cloister at Bruges, are wonderful
instances of the way in which the servants of God know how to
spiritualise human affection, and raise the tenderest earthly ties
to a higher sphere. His life may be summed up in his intense
devotion to the Holy Sacrifice--" Mass is my life, without Mass I
must die," he would say: and in fact he lingered on for a very few
days only after his last Mass. We cordially recommend to our
readers this sympathetic presentment of a very beautiful l...
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