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REPLY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN TO THIS LETTER
handmaid of Christ Jesus to Ignatius, her beloved fellow-disciple.
THE things which thou hast heard and learned from John concerning
Jesus are true. Believe them, cling to them, and hold fast the
profession of that Christianity which thou hast embraced, and
conform thy habits and life to thy profession. Now I will come in
company with John to visit thee, and those that are with thee. Stand
fast in the faith,(2) and show thyself a man; nor let the fierceness
of persecution move thee, but let thy spirit be strong and rejoice
in God thy Saviour.(3) Amen.