ar was to pass away before the definitive establishment of the Reform. Let us therefore continue 现在杭州哪里还有休闲店 our march until May 1536, and even until the arrival of Calvin.
PRIESTS, MONKS, NUNS, AND VICAR-GENERAL DEPART.
(August to December 1535.)
The Reformation protested against the hierarchy. It denied that Christ had given to the Church or to its heads 杭州水疗会所398能干嘛 the power of making laws by the fulfilment of which Christians would be justified before God. The Reformation protested against monkery.
It denied that a cloistered life could merit salvation and give a piety superior to what the Word of God requires of all Christians; it reproached the monastic discipline with lowering the 杭州桑拿泡茶 divine institutions of marriage, government, and labor; and was an occasion of backsliding and unheard-of scandal.
=THE MONKS ARE DUMB.=
The priests were about to quit Geneva and carry away with them those abuses; but the council, which always studied to 杭州滨江区夜网 proceed by equitable ways, would not condemn them without hearing them. The monks of the different convents, demoralized and trembling like culprits, had, it is true, fled in great numbers. Still there were some remaining, and they received an order to appear 杭州按摩网 before the Great Council to defend their faith. They were very alarmed, but the order was peremptory. On the morning of the 12th of August those members of the order of St. Dominic, St. Augustin, St. Francis, and the minors of Ste. Claire who were still in Geneva arrived at the hôtel-de-ville. They were twelve in number, 杭州男士spa养生馆 a poor remnant of those powerful bodies who for long had possessed such great power in the city.
The twelve, standing with bent heads before the council, heard a summary of the disputation read, and this added to their alarm. The premier syndic 杭州按摩图片 having asked them if they had anything to say in favor of the mass and of images, all remained silent. St. Dominic, St. Francis, and even St. Augustin were dumb before the Reform. The syndics, desiring at any price to extract a sound from them, ordered the monks to be called up one after the other. Chapelain, a brother of St. Dominic, was called first. ‘We are simple people,’ he said, ‘who cannot answer for want of knowledge. We are accustomed to live as our fathers lived and to believe as the Church does. Do not ask us about matters beyond our reach.’ The other monks were 杭州足浴胸推 unanimous in requesting that they might be permitted not to inquire into such questions. Monkery fell in Geneva amid universal astonishment and indignation.
But after the monks came the priests. Monseigneur de Bonmont, vicar-episcopal, had, at the request of the 杭州spa会所 council, assembled the canons and the secular clergy at his house. The same day (12th August) in the afternoon, a distinguished deputation of syndics and councillors, wishing to honor the church, went to the grand-vicar, instead of making him come to the hôtel-de-ville like the monks. The wise and pious Savoye, who had been 杭州西湖阁最新 elected spokesman, informed the priests that a summary of the great disputation having been drawn up, it was about to be read to them, ‘that they might