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The Medal or Cross of St. Benedict (Paperback) Loot Price: R187
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The Medal or Cross of St. Benedict (Paperback): Prosper Gueranger
The Medal or Cross of St. Benedict (Paperback): Prosper Gueranger

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Prosper Gueranger

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter xi. approbation of st. benedict'S medal by the holy see. The above facts, and many others of the same kind which we pass over in silence, naturally suggest the question as to whether the authority of the Church has spoken on the subject of a devotion, the results of which will probably excite as much astonishment in the minds of some, as they will give confidence and comfort to others. Fortunately the Holy See has long since examined the subject upon which we are now writing, and has given to the medal of St. Benedict the wishedfor' sanction, which is an authority and an argument superior even to those which are given by the wonderful instances of its efficacy, which are every day being related as having taken place in almost every country. The medal had been attacked as savouring of superstition by the too famous J. B. Thiers, author of the "Treatise on Superstitions " --a work, by the way, which is on the Index. This unreasonable critic defended his opinion regarding the medal by this strange argument: that the initial letters which are upon it are difficult to be understood, and are therefore to be suspected of some superstitious purpose. 1 J. B. Thiers was curate of Vibraye, in the diocese Le Mans, France. Obiit A.D. 1703. It was reserved" to the learned Pope Benedict xiv. to encourage the faithful in their confidence in this holy medal, and to confute the scruples which the rationalism of that period endeavoured to raise regarding it. At the request of Dom. Benno Lobl, Abbot of St. Margaret's monastery in Prague, this Pontiff, after a careful examination, and a decree of the Congregation of Indulgences, approved by his Brief of March 12, 1742, th


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Prosper Gueranger
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-35006-6
Barcode: 9781230350066
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-35006-3

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