A California Pilgrimage; By One Of The Pilgrims

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byAmelia Woodward Truesdell

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SAN DIEGO. IN the College San Fernando, in the State of Mejico, Hangs a canvas dim with shadows thrown a century ago; From it looks a monk Franciscan, in his order's robe complete, Cowle'd serge and hempen girdle falling to his sandaled feet; With a rev'rent majesty he lifts on high the Crucifix, Which tells Calvary's sad bequeathal to the chalice and the pyx; On his face that confidence in holy work he had to do, Born alone of such grand faith as knows its creed the "only true;" Scintillant 'neath glowing faith, burns zeal as deathless and as bright As the fire on Aztec temples through a fervid tropic night; In his hand he holds a stone with which to beat his naked breast; Near him lie a skull and scourge, and stands the chalice ever blessed: Throngs his feet a motley crowd from many swarthy peoples led; Tell their faces every terror; crouch they in all shapes of dread. Such was Padre Serra preaching, as they say who knew him well, Fray Junfpero whose labors now but ruined altars tell; He the man who consummation found unto his life's desire, When in wilds of California, he might snatch poor souls from fire. Whose rare ardor never failed, though tried by woes of land and sea; To the glory of his purpose his great soul was ever free; With his band he wandered long through Lower California's shore, Where Tierra and confreres had planted good seed long before; Where Ugarte, aye the bravest of a brotherhood most brave, Built his "Triumph of the Cross," the first ship launched on western wave. Serra, undismayed by mountains and the forest's unknown woe, Onward went toward Colorado and the Gila's turgid flow; Where De Vaca and Castillo, wand'ring to Pacific shore, Healed the sick by sacred symbols full three hundred years before. O'er the land where Coronado and De N...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SAN DIEGO. IN the College San Fernando, in the State of Mejico, Hangs a canvas dim with shadows thrown a century ago; From it looks a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217148131

ISBN - 13:9780217148139

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of A California Pilgrimage; By One Of The Pilgrims

Reviews