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Studies in Sacred Theology


Studies in Sacred Theology

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    Catholic University of Theology
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1917 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III HISTORY OF THE DEVOTION AFTER THE DEATH OF BLESSED MARGARET MARY Father Croiset, whose learning and virtue merited the respect and admiration of his contemporaries, succeeded the Befa in the field of spreading the devotion.1 The year following the death of Blessed Margaret Mary, he published his noteworthy contribution to the devotional literature on the Sacred Heart. It contained a concise presentation of the cult accompanied by a short life of the Beata. He gives us a few glimpses into her life, eulogising her virtues and extraordinary holiness. That he was well qualified to accomplish such a task no one, conversant with the incidents of his life, will question. He was the director of her conscience. With frank openness and child-like simplicity she revealed to him the secrets of her soul, and kept up a correspondence with him up to a short time before her death.2 The good effects which the reading of this book produced on the public at large were incalculable, nor can they be exaggerated. An unprecedented demand having been made for it, it was submitted to reprint at Bordeaux in 1694 by the authority of the Archbishop, and passed through a number of editions. In 1699 it was printed again at Besangon with the addition of a few pious reflections coming from the pen of . Father Fromment, S. J. At Aurillac, it went through six consecutive reprints within a short period. At last, Father Croiset, exercising all the care and attention a work of thisnature would demand, once more revised and enlarged it. The result vas the most reliable edition that has yet appeared. It was published at Lyon...  
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