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THE SISTERS OF VINCENNES, JEANNE BISCOT,

MLLE. LE GRAS, MADAME DE MIRAMION,
MRS. SETON, THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR,

ETC., ETC.

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With a Preface

BY AUBREY DE VERE, ESQ.

NEW YORK:

P. J. KENEDY,
PUBLISHER TO THE HOLY APOSTOLIC SEE,
EXCELSIOR CATHOLIC PUBLISHING HOUSE,

5 BARCLAY STREET.

1904.

BX 4225

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1984 dive

3.4-26

* Am I deceived ? or is their requiom chanted
By voices never mute when Heaven unties
Her inmost, softest, tenderest harmonies, –
Requiem which Earth takes up with voice undaunted,
When she would tell how good, and brave, and wise
For their high guerdon not in vain bave panted !"

WORDSWORTH

Preface.

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F there be aught in this world which of fectually illustrates the connection between things apparently small and the largest interests of humanity, it is to be found in the lives of the Saints, and of those who most nearly resembled them, servants, as it were, in the same family, and often less beyond the grasp of ordinary appreciation in consequence of having attained to an elevation less exalted ;--and in their lives the deepest significance will frequently be

found not in those more prominent actions, which have externally most in common with actions great according to a worldly estimate, but in matters apparently of mere detail, casual incidents, and sayings recorded we hardly know why. As a man's deportment upon great occasions reveals less of his habitual character, and has less of physiognomic expression, than his ordinary bearing; so it is often from the most ordinary actions of holy persons that we can leara

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