The Life and Letters of Madame de Krudener

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Página 222 - In the name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity, " Their majesties, the emperor of Austria, the king of Prussia, and the emperor of Russia...
Página 282 - ... we attempted to repeat all the visions and wonders which have been revealed to us, and of which many have not been published, either by oversight or through lack of time. Many of these visions bore upon my mission and the times in which we live, and as you desire to possess a full account, we shall hope, by the mercy of God, to send you one. A great work is taking place amongst Catholics. I should have been very glad to have some conversation with Professor Seiler on his way through here, but...
Página 111 - These sums will be raised from the six millions which I deposited on leaving Paris in 1815 ; and from the interest, at the rate of five per cent, since July 1815.
Página 222 - ... holy religion, the precepts of justice, of charity and of peace; which, far from being solely applicable to private life, ought, on the contrary, directly to influence the resolutions of princes, and to guide all their undertakings, as being the only means of giving stability to human institutions, and of remedying their imperfections.
Página 93 - As a child turns to its mother, so my soul turns to that spring of mercy that heals every ill. When I feel myself under the influence of sin, of temptations to vanity, of a foolish longing to shine before the eyes of men, I go to Him, and I beg of Him to cure me : then my soul is released from all worldly passions. Love, ambition, success, seem to me mere folly ; exaggerated affections, even when lawful, seem to me as nothing compared to the pure and celestial happiness which comes from on high.
Página 250 - French well; his name is Emanuel Schnell; he has retired from business, and devotes himself to the care of the poor, and to Bible concerns. We passed over the bridge, and went out at the gate which leads to Crenzach, about two or three miles off, where the Baroness has a temporary residence in a poor little house. We found her taking tea, or coffee, in a small room, with a bed in it. There were present three men and three women, besides our party; one an interesting looking man, a counsellor of state,...
Página 221 - ... drawing up of the document, the main responsibility for which rests on the shoulders of the Emperor Alexander alone. A few days before his departure from France (writes Empaytaz) the Emperor said to us : "I am going to leave France, but previous to my departure I wish to render public homage to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost in return for the protection He has vouchsafed to us, and to invite the nations to enrol themselves under the banner of obedience to the Gospel. Here is the...
Página 166 - M. Empaytaz gives the following account of the interview : " Mme de Krudener, on hearing the approach of the Emperor, had left the village of Schliichtern with the express intention of intercepting him at Heilbronn. From the first moment of entering his presence she addressed her sovereign in the same tone of fearless and outspoken reproof which she was accustomed to make use of towards all those who came to her for spiritual guidance. She pointed out to him the immorality of his past life, the state...
Página 165 - ... nightfall, he retired to his apartment. " I drew breath at last," he wrote with his own hand to Mile. Stourdza, who had stayed behind with the Empress, " and my first impulse was to take a book which I always carry with me ; but my intellect was obscured by sombre clouds, and failed to take in the sense of what I read. My ideas were confused, and my heart oppressed. I dropped the book, and thought what a consolation it would be to me at that moment to converse with some pious friend. This thought...

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