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‘filhe §aints anh §2rhauts of (1501).
S. VERONICA GIULIANI,
OAPUCHIN NUN :
AND OF THE
BLESSED BATTISTA IVARANI,
OF THE ORDER OF S. CLARE.
“ Gaude Maria Virgo, cunctas heereses sola interemisti in
T. F. KNOX, Congr. Oral.
imprimatnr. HENRICUS E., Arzfiiq). Mslmonaxt.
TO THE NUNS OF ENGLAND, WHO SHIELD THEIR COUNTRY BY THEIR PRAYERS, AND BY THEIR MEEK AUSTERITIES MAKE
REPARATION: FOR ITS SINS ;
WHOSE CHARITY Is THEIR INCLOSURE,
THE PEACE AND PROTECTION OF THE CLOISTER.
Daughters of Mary! in retreats obscure,
Lost to man’s thought and eye, amid the trees
And unjrequented 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 j eering 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 goodness with its hatred, you,
Still to your high and calm vocation true,
May win fresh light and strength from what you read.
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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 Sanctomm for the 31st of May.
THE ORATOBY, LONDON,