St. Francis Xavier (1545): “St. Francis Xavier spoke to the King of Japan particularly of the uncertainty and shortness of life; he bade him to think of the handful of dust and ashes which was now all that remained of so many great kings and emperors of whom the history of Japan told him, and urged him, before it was too late, to provide for his own soul.”
“The Bible was multiplied and preserved by the monks and priests. All must now admit that it was really in monasteries that multitudes of copies of the Holy Scriptures were made.” (Where We Got the Bible, Our Debt to the Catholic Church, p. 73)
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