Extracts from the Writings of Francis Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray: With Some Memoirs of His Life, to which are Added Letters Expressive of Love and Friendship, the Writer Not Know, Recommended to the Perusal and Notice of the Religiously Disposed
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Page 179 - Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Page 111 - But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room ; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher : then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Page 90 - Let us sever ourselves from every thing that comes not from God, put away all vain thoughts and wild imaginations, and speak no idle word. Let us seek God within us, and we shall infallibly find him, and with him joy and peace.
Page 30 - But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
Page 40 - Grace, the inward teacher and soul of our souls," says Fenelon, " we could neither do, will, nor believe good. We must silence every creature, we must silence ourselves also, to hear in a profound stillness of the soul this inexpressible voice of Christ. The outward word of the gospel itself without this living efficacious word within would be but an empty sound.
Page 202 - Let them be read lefs with an intention to fix them in the memory, than to grave them on the heart. It is not...
Page 117 - Peace I leave with yon, my peace I give unto you : not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Page 115 - Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh.