The Saints and Servants of God.
THE LIFE OF SAINT PHILIP NERI
APOSTLE OF ROME
AND FOUNDER OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE ORATORY
"Gaude Maria Virgo, cunctas haereses sola interemisti in universo mundo." Antiph. Ecclesiae
Published: London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 172 Fleet St.; 9 Capel St Dublin; and Derby
To the Secular Clergy of the Catholic Church in England, the successors and
spiritual children of generations of martyrs.
Who, by their cheerfulness in holy poverty, their diligence in obscurity and under oppression, their unexampled confidence in the truths they taught, their forgiving charity towards ungenerous opponents, and their selfdenying kindness toward those whom their prayers, their sacrifices, and their sufferings rescued from the darkness of error, have preserved their country, together with the precious example of their own virtues, the unfailing light of the Catholic faith, and the hereditary devotion to the Holy See which distinguished the pilgrims and saints of Saxon times, and the princely builders of our Norman churches.
Translation of St. Thomas of Canterbury,
The original, of which the present volume is a translation, is the enlarged and corrected edition of Father Bacci's Life of St. Philip, published at Rome, by Marini, in 1837. Some apology is due to the public for the non-appearance of the Introduction, on the Lives of the Modern Saints, by Bishop Wiseman, which was advertised to appear in this volume: this has been unavoidably delayed, through his Lordship's illness, which has prevented his fulfilling his kind promise; but it will be published with one of the subsequent volumes. The delay of the Introduction has also caused the publication of the volume, promised on June 24th, to be deferred till the present time, as fresh matter was required by the printer, in order to make the volume of the size promised in the prospectus. The Lives of S. Thomas of Villanova and S. Francis Solano, in one volume, are in the press, and will be published in a short time.
Translation of S. Thomas of Canterbury, 1847
Bacci's Life of St. Philip, Contents Page