Monkish Mysteries; Or the Miraculous Escape: Containing the History and the Villanies of the Monk Bertrand; The Detection of His Impious Frauds, and Subsequent Repentance and Retribution (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Monkish Mysteries; Or the Miraculous Escape: Containing the History and the Villanies of the Monk Bertrand; The Detection of His Impious Frauds, and Subsequent Repentance and Retribution About sixteen years ago, Fredericus, of the house of M. - became Prince and Bishop of the city of S. - and its dependencies. His courtiers failed t to enforce the doctrine of divine right and arbitrary power, which the people resisted with so much firmness, that the new sovereign found it expedient to call in the aid of religion; but, alas! he soon perceived that the age of bigotted influence was gone, and that the world sought more to be happy here, with beauty and affluence, than to wait for the pleasures of the world to come. This dereliction was a source of great unhappines to Fredericus, because it relaxed the morals of the people, and the advantages of the church. - Yet he was t discouraged at bringing about a reformation, by the help of fasting, penance, humiliation, and ceremonial acts, which he immediately ordered to be carried into execution. At this lime in the convent of the Franciscans lived a ghastly Monk, who was in his manner deeply sanctified, in his austerities remarkably severe, and in his admonitions the Scourge of vice and irreligion. One day, when the Bishop preached pontifically, the holy man, with tottering and hurried steps, made his way to the pulpit. - His dress exhibited the greatest disorder, and from the ktty parts of his scourge large drops of blood fell on his bare feet. - Having ascended the pulpit, after praying some time he fix d his eye on the large cross that stood at the high altar, and set up a piercing moan. 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 techlogy 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.