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‘filhe §aints anh §2rhauts of (1501).

SECOND SERIES.

THE LIVES

OF

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
universe mundo. "—Antiph. Ecclesize.

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T. F. KNOX, Congr. Oral.
Censor Dqiutalur.

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 ;

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 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.
F. W. Fm

S. WILFRID’s,
Feast of our Lady of Redemption,
MDCCCXLVII.

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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 Sanctomm for the 31st of May.

THE ORATOBY, LONDON,
May 3185, 1874.

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