A Memorial of a Christian Life
Excerpt from A Memorial of a Christian Life: Containing All That a Soul Newly Converted to God Ought to Do, That It May Attain the Perfection to Which It Ought to Aspire; In Four Books Sacraments, and say a mass at the usual hour, and that in the greatest part of the boroughs and villages, and even in some good towns, having performed these functions, they think they have fulfilled their duty. Thus are the' people deprived of an assistance which is so necessary to them and in this necessity it is fit to supply with good books the want of knowing and zealous pastors. Receive then this present that I make you which in an indifferent size, and at a small charge, may supply the instructions you would otherwise want. It will serve for a sermon, to exhort you to live well; for a christian instruction, to teach you true piety; for an examination to make a good confession for a preparation to communicate worthily; for a book of devotion to pray by and will, tu fine, furnish you with several subjects to meditate on, which are, in a manner, all the duties that the christian philosophy compre hends: for if this work of mine is worthy of any consideration, it is because it contains many things, and treats of whatsoever con cerns the obligations of Christians, as well of those that are but beginners, as of those that are more advanced in virtue. I have done what I could to collect these matters together, and express them in a plain and easy style, to the end I might please even the palate of the weak, to whom I often direct my discourse. Now if the benefit that may be reaped by it, be as great as the diligence I have bestowed on it has been earnest, I shall think myself happily employed: since there is no bodily labour, how great soever it may be, which ought to enter into comparison with the spiritual good that may contribute to the salvation of souls. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.