History of the Jesuits: their origin, progress, doctrines, and designs, Volume 46;Volume 941

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H. G. Bohn, 1854 - 514 pagina's
 

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Pagina 81 - As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come 'into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
Pagina 396 - Sicily, — -found themselves reduced to the necessity of expelling and driving from their states, kingdoms, and provinces, these very companions of Jesus; persuaded that there remained no other remedy to so great evils; and that this step was necessary, in order to prevent the Christians from rising one against another, and from massacreing each other in the very bosom of our common mother the holy church.
Pagina 18 - In the Catholic Church no one is ever allowed to trust himself in * The Italics here are our own. spiritual matters. The sovereign pontiff is obliged to submit himself to the direction of another, in whatever concerns his own soul. The life of a good retreat is a good director of it." This director modifies (according to certain written rules) the order of the Exercises, to adapt them to the peculiar character of the exercitant ; regulates the time employed in them, watches their effects, and, like...
Pagina 240 - What an excellent device for being happy both in this world and in the next! I had always supposed that the less a man thought of God, the more he sinned; but, from what I see now, if one could only succeed in bringing himself not to think upon God at all, everything would be pure with him in all time coming. Away with your halfand-half sinners, who retain some sneaking affection for virtue!
Pagina 397 - Company of Jesus can no longer produce those abundant fruits and those great advantages, with a view to which it was instituted, approved by so many of our predecessors, and endowed with so many and extensive privileges; that on the contrary it was very difficult, not to say impossible, that the Church could recover a firm and durable peace so long as the said society subsisted...
Pagina 402 - Company, shall be desirous of dedicating themselves to the instruction of youth in any college or school, care be taken that they have no part in the government or direction of the same, and that the liberty of teaching be granted to such only whose labours promise a happy issue, and who shall shew themselves averse to all spirit of dispute, and untainted with any doctrines which may occasion or stir up frivolous and dangerous quarrels. In a word, the faculty of teaching youth shall neither be granted...
Pagina 5 - ... do overgrow so (whether by increase of territory, or by embracing of trade, or by nearer approaches, and the like) as to become more able to annoy them than they were before. And this is generally the work of standing counsels to foresee and binder. Certainly, during the triumvirate of kings, (Henry VIII. of England, Francis I. of France, and Charles V. of Spain,) there was such a vigilance amon...
Pagina 230 - The thing has been repeatedly done, and we confess ourselves too deficient scholars in divinity, to throw any new light upon it. We shall briefly touch the theological question, and shall rather enlarge on those principles and maxims by which the Jesuits perverted the morals of their votaries, the better to domineer over them. Acquaviva, in the Ratio Studiorum, had introduced a clause which threw the Roman Catholic world into confusion and alarm. Lainez, as we have observed, had already inserted...
Pagina 390 - Constitutions, that, almost at the very moment of its institution, their arose in. the bosom of this Society divers seeds of discord and dissension, not only among the companions themselves, but with other regular orders, the secular clergy, the academies, the universities, the public schools, and lastly, even with the princes of the states in which the Society was received.
Pagina 245 - By the aid of these inventions, as they remark in the same place, 'crimes may be expiated nowadays alacrius — with more zeal and alacrity than they were committed in former days, and a great many people may be washed from their stains almost as cleverly as they contracted them — plurimi vix citius maculas contrahunt quam eluunt' " "Pray, then, father, do teach me some of these most salutary lessons of finesse.

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