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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1884 Excerpt: ... CHAT-TEE VI. ST. CIURLES GOES TO ROME FOR THE JUBILEE--HIS OCCUPATIONS IX THE HOLY CITY. As the year 1575 approached, when, according to custom, the Sovereign Pontiff celebrated a Jubilee, Gregory XIII. published a Bull, in which he opened the treasury of the Church, inviting the faithful to repair to Some and gain the special indulgences by making the pilgrimage of the seven churches. This Bull, in accordance with the wishes of his Holiness, was also published at Milan by St. Charles, who desired the parochial clergy and preachers of the city to stir up the people to the proper dispositions so as to gain the fruits of the Jubilee. The Cardinal attached great importance to this occasion, looking upon it as a golden opportunity for obtaining great graces, and moving his flock to renewed holiness of life. In September, 1574, he addressed them on the Jubilee in a pastoral letter full of unction, opening with an account of the origin of this holy ordinance, the intention of the Church in its institution, the value of the spiritual treasures at this time offered to the faithful, and coneluded by showing from the lives of the saints how the holy year might be well spent. To set the example the Cardinal determined to go himself to Eome to obtain the benefit of the Jubilee, but he deferred the journey till the autumn on account of the works he had in hand. The Sovereign Pontiff could not, however, consent to this delay, and wrote to beg him to come even before the Holy Year began, as he needed his advice concerning its celebration. St. Charles had already written to Bernardo Carniglia to beg him to submit several suggestions to his Holiness, reminding him how desirable it would be to 2repare a hospital for the reception of poor pilgrims, and also to send the women ...
  • ISBN13: 9781150611049
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00118
Video FormatPaperback
Publication Date20120207

The Life of St. Charles Borromeo, Cardinal Archbishop of Milan (Volume 1)

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