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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ... upon the altars of the Church by the decree of her canonization; she is a Catholic Saint: no sneer of man can wither the marvellous blooming of her leaves; but he will find a thorn who shall dare to handle roughly this sweet mysterious Rose which S. Dominic planted in the garden of his Master. EDITOR. I THE LIFE BLESSED COLOMBA OF RIETI VIRGIN. THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED COLOMBA OF RIETI.-PART I. VVHICH CONTAINS THE LIFE WHICH COLOMBA LED IN RIETI HER NATIVE COUNTRY, AND DURING-THE TIME WHICH PRECEDED HER ARRIVAL IN PERUGIA. CHAPTER I. ORIGIN, BIRTH, AND INFANCY OF COLOMBA. EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS WHICH PREDICT HER. FUTURE SANCTITY. CoLoMBA was born of honest and virtuous pa--rents at Rieti, an ancient and celebrated city of Sabina, at break of day, on the 2nd of February, 1467. Contemporary writers do not mention her family, for it soon became extinct in Rieti; authors who wrote at a later period assure us however with foundation, that Colomba's father belonged to the family of Guadagnioli, which descended from Collisepoli, a town situated on the hill not far from Narni. In fact, this family of Guadagnioli was existing in Collisepoli in the year 1650, and by authentic monu ments belonging to them this descent is clearly proved; and it appears that Colomba's father, leaving his country in 1450, took up his abode in Rieti, to carry on business as a merchant, as Ludovico Jacobilli, a writer of Foligno, assures us, who cites witnesses worthy to be believed. This family of Guadagnioli kept also in their house with great veneration an ancient picture of our Saint, with an inscription signifying that she belonged to their family: and in fine, Cardinal Rapaccioli, a native of Collisepoli, thought himself honoured in belonging to the country whence Colomba&#...
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