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Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light

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Author: Vera C. Barclay
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,688 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Categories: BR, PZ
Downloads: 654
Added to site: 2008.07.26
mnybks.net#: 21592
Origin: gutenberg.org

Nine days in camp, and nine stories by candle-light.

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/em> the world. This story I'm telling you is the story of how St. Benedict discovered all God's great plan for him, and worked it out, bit by bit.

When St. Benedict had learnt all that his tutors could teach him at home his father sent him to the great city of Rome to learn there from the scholars and learned men, and attend lectures and classes. St. Benedict was a very clever boy, and he must have got on very quickly and pleased his masters very much. He could probably have carried off all sorts of prizes and won great fame and praise for himself, but there was something which stopped him caring for things like that. In the great city of Rome he saw two things--one of them was all sorts of wicked, selfish, horrible, and ungodly pleasures in which men wasted their lives and altogether forgot God; and the other was the beautiful, holy lives of the Christians, many of whom could tell wonderful stories of the martyrs who had been killed in Rome not so very long before, and whose bodies lay in the Catacom

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