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SECOND SERIES.

THE LIVES

OF

S. VERONICA GIULIANI,

CAPUCHIN NUN:

AND OF THE

BLESSED BATTISTA VARANI,

OF THE ORDER OF S. CLARE.

"Gaude Maria Virgo, cunctas hæreses sola interemisti in

universo mundo." -Antiph. Ecclesiæ.

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LONDON:
R. WASHBOURNE, 18 PATERNOSTER ROW.

1874.

LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

DAVIS

Aihil obstat.
T. F. KNOX, Congr. Orat.

Censor Deputatus.

Imprimatur.

HENRICUS E., Archiep. Westmonast.

TO

THE NUNS OF ENGLAND,

WHO SHIELD THEIR COUNTRY BY THEIR PRAYERS,

AND BY THEIR MEEK AUSTERITIES MAKE

REPARATION FOR ITS SINS ;

AND TO

THE SISTERS OF MERCY,

WHOSE CHARITY IS THEIR INCLOSURE,

WHILE FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR HEAVENLY SPOUSE

IN HIS POOR AND SUFFERING MEMBERS

THEY DENY THEMSELVES

THE PEACE AND PROTECTION OF THE CLOISTER.

Daughters of Mary! in retreats obscure,
Lost to man's thought and eye, amid the trees
And unfrequented fields, on bended knees
Sueing for England's pardon, lives so pure
Mingle in heaven and God's approval share
With that uncloistered love, whose willing feet
Are borne through jeering crowd and gazing street
To scenes of lonely want and pining care.
For you the holy past is now unfurled,
That with its bright examples you may feed
The spirit of devotion. While the world
Honours your goodne with its

atred, you,
Still to your high and calm vocation true,
May win fresh light and strength from what you

read.
F. W. FABER

S. WILFRID'S,
Feast of our Lady of Redemption,

MDCCCXLVII.

PREFACE.

The following Life of S. Veronica Giuliani was written by the Abate Filippo Maria Salvatori, and published in Rome in the year 1839. It was compiled from three lives of the Saint of earlier date, and from the processes of her canonization.

The translation of the Spiritual Life of the Blessed Battista Varani has been made from the French version published at Clermont-Ferrand in 1840. It is founded upon the collection of her revelations, written in Italian by Father Matthew Pascucci, and rendered into Latin by the Bollandists, in the Acta Sanctorum for the 31st of May. THE ORATORY, LONDON,

May 31st, 1874.

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