Library of Universal Knowledge: Being a Reprint Entire of the Last (1879) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People. With Very Large Additions Upon Topics of Special Interest to American Readers, Volume 11

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Page 6 - Hill, at Rome, which still forms the mother-house of the congregation. The special object of the institute was to instil into men's minds by preaching, by example, and by devotional practices, a sense of the mercy and love of God as manifested in the passion of Christ. Hence the cross appears everywhere as their emblem, in their churches, in their halls, and in the courts and public places of their monasteries. A large crucifix, moreover, forms part of their very striking costume. They go barefooted,...
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