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The little flowers of Saint Benet

gathered from the dialogues of Saint Gregory the Great ; with eight drawings and other designs throughout by Paul Woodroffe

Published by Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trübner in London .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
I. How Benet made a broken sieve whole and sound 5
II. How he overcame a great temptation of the Flesh 11
III. How Benet, by the sign of the Cross, brake a drinking-glass in pieces 15
IV. How Benet reformed a monk that would not stay at his prayers 25
V. Of a fountain that sprang forth on the top of a mountain, by the prayers of the man of God 28
VI. How the iron head of a bill from the bottom of the water returned to the handle again 31
VII. How Maurus walked upon the water 33
VIII. How a loaf was poisoned, and carried far off by a crow 36
IX. How venerable Benet, by his prayer, removed a huge stone 45
X. Of the fantastical fire which burned the kitchen 47
XI. How venerable Benet revived a boy crushed to death with the ruin of a wall 49
XII. How, by revelation, venerable Benet knew that his monks had eaten out of the monastery 51
XIII. Of the brother of Valentinian the monk, whom the man of God blamed for eating on his journey 53
XIV. How the dissimulation of King Totila was discovered and found out by Venerable Benet 56
XV. How Venerable Benet prophesied to King Totila, and also to the Bishop of Canosa, such things as were afterwards to fall out 59
XVI. Of a certain clergyman, whom Venerable Benet for a time delivered from a devil 62
XVII. How the man of God, Benet, did foretell the suppression of one of his own Abbeys 68
XVIII. How blessed Benet knew the hiding away of a flagon of wine 70
XIX. How the man of God knew that one of his monks had received certain handkerchiefs 72
XX. How holy Benet knew the proud thought of one of his monks 74
XXI. Of two hundred bushels of meal found before the man of God's cell 76
XXII. How, by vision, Venerable Benet disposed the building of the Abbey of Terracina 79
XXIII. Of certain nuns absolved after their death 83
XXIV. Of a boy that, after his burial, was cast out of his grave 88
XXV. How a Monk, forsaking the Abbey, met with a dragon in the way 90
XXVI. How holy Benet cured a boy of the leprosy 92
XXVII. How Benet found money miraculously to relieve a poor man 93
XXVIII. How a cruet of glass was thrown upon the stones, and not broken 95
XXIX. How an empty barrel was filled with oil 97
XXX. How Benet delivered a Monk from a devil 99
XXXI. Of a country fellow, that, with the only sight of the man of God was loosed from his bonds 102
XXXII. How by prayer Venerable Benet raised up a dead child 106
XXXIII. Of a miracle wrought by his Sister Scholastica 109
XXXIV. How Benet saw the soul of his Sister ascend into Heaven 113
XXXV. How he saw the whole world represented before his eyes ; and also the soul of Germanus, Bishop of Capua, ascending to Heaven 114
XXXVI. How holy Benet wrote a rule for his monks 119
XXXVII. How Venerable Benet did prophesy to his monks the time of his own death 120
XXXVIII. How a mad woman was cured in his cave 123
List of Illustrations
How St. Benet passed away in his oratory Frontispiece
How St. Benet made a broken sieve whole facing 6
How Brother Maurus walked on the water and saved Brother Placidus 34
St. Benet commands the crow to carry away the poisoned loaf 38
How St. Benet quenched the fantastical fire 48
How St. Benet discovered the deception of King Totila 56
How the devil disguised as a physician met St. Benet 100
How St. Benet discoursed for the last time with St. Scholastica 110

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