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St. Lydwine of Schiedam. St. Lydwine was bedridden from age 15, when she broke a rib, endured a lifelong illness which was recognized to be of supernatural origin. Her body became covered with sores and abscesses and virtually came apart into three pieces-symbolically representing the condition of the Church. She ate no food except Holy Communion and experienced many mysti ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published June 28th 1979 by TAN Books & Publishers (first published 1923)
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This book is not recommended for non-catholics. Opposite to the protestant point of view on Christianity, catholics do believe that pain is a way of reaching indulgences for oneself and for others. In this line, Lydwine of Schiedam is one of the greatest examples of self-abandoning of history. A simple girl willing to give her life and health to teach humility to the world, something very difficult to understand in our present where selfishness is a valuable quality.

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Truly a Saint for modern times, as I plan to name my first daughter after her, though I am of Italian origin. St Lydwine was a victim soul, whose life became intimately linked to that of Jesus Christ. She shows the way of salvation all must take if they want to do their penitential part to return to the Paradise that Adam and Eve lost through disobedience to God's Law.
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French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans. He is most famous for the novel À rebours (Against Nature). His style is remarkable for its idiosyncratic use of the French language, wide-ranging vocabulary, wealth of detailed and sensuous description, and biting, satirical wit. The novels are also noteworthy for their encyclopaedic documentation, ranging from the catalogue of decad ...more
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