Excerpt from The Story of Port Royal
Had the school of thought of which those who were known as the gem n'a Port Royal, ces Messieurs (16 Port Royal, were the exponents; had this school of thought been permitted to exist in the French Church, it is possible, nay probable, hum... anly speaking, that the fortunes of the Church of France might have been fairer. Sons might have been born of her who would have leavened her with a leaven of austerity, of learn ing, of devotion to Holy Scripture: a more intelligent religious laity would have arisen, who would have shared in and understood the Offices, the Divine Liturgy, the whole work of the Church, with more intelligent participation than is general among the rank and file of those who make their first Communion, and then, alas, too often drift away into unbelief.
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