Outlines of the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byRichard Murray

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... A. D. 522. The fashion of the times, and his own propensity, led him to the cultivation of ascetic virtues, and their preparatory exercises. Monachism had taken root in this kingdom, and was already flourishing in its numerous seminaries, and supported hy their learned professors; the most remarkable of the former was that of St. Finian at Clonard, where at the age of twenty-five we find St. Columba engaged in study, and acquiring-the rudiments of that knowledge, and exercising that discipline which were afterwards productive of such eminent advantages to Christianity, not only in Ireland, but in Scotland and England. Having completed his monastic education in 546, he founded the monastery of Durrogh, and established such admirable rules for his monks, that they soon became as conspicuous for erudition, as for sanctity of manners. The Scots have claimed these monks as their own, and as springing up in their country so early as the beginning of the fourth century, but Bishop Nicholson, no friend of the order, expressly says, ' the Culdees were of the Irish rule, and carried into Scotland by St. Columba, and from thence dispersed into the northern parts of England.' gospel, and it is probable, they may be so again, when they shall find that neither their persons nor their property can b« secure without it.'--Smith's Life of St. Columba. Brilliant parts, and an untiring zeal in the service of religion, with a strain of powerful eloquence, exalted Columba's reputation among his countrymen to a degree scarcely inferior to that of an apostle. Such talents were too large to be confined within the narrow pale of a monkish cell; they were called forth to the regulation of state affairs, and in these he held as decided a superiority as in the cloister. Amidst ...

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... A. D. 522. The fashion of the times, and his own propensity, led him to the cultivation of ascetic virtues, and their preparat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217881300

ISBN - 13:9780217881302

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