The acknowledgement of a rebaptised pilgrim

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Title

The acknowledgement of a rebaptised pilgrim

Subject

Lough Derg--Station Island--Pilgrimage--Baptism

Description

"The sufferings hitherto mentioned [on Station Island] do not carry off the whole mass of sins..."

Creator

Philip Skelton, 1707–1787

Source

Skelton, Philip, "An Account of Lough Derg, in a Letter to the Right Reverend the Bishop of Clogher", in The Complete Works of the Late Rev. Philip Skelton, Rector of Fintona: Several Essays; and Juvenilia: Consisting of Truth in a Mask, Etc, vol. 5, p. 19

Publisher

London, R. Baynes; [etc., etc.]

Date

1824

Contributor

Digitised by Google, sponsored by New York Public Library

Rights

Public domain

Format

Print edition

Language

English

Type

Collected works
Text

Identifier

DD_0048

Coverage

54.609058,-7.871014

References

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433068205800

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Text

"The sufferings hitherto mentioned [on Station Island] do not carry off the whole mass of sins. Some are forced out through the feet, some through the knees, but the remainder is so softened and loosened, that a good wash is sufficient to scower them away. In order to this, the penitent is placed on a flat stone in the lake, where, standing in the water, up to his breast or chin, according to his stature, and repeating and dropping, to I know not what amount, he is reduced to the innocence of an infant just christened. -When all is over, the priest bores a gimlet hold through the pilgrim's staff, near the top, in which he fastens a cross peg, gives him as many holy pebbles out of the lake, as he cares to carry away, for amulets to be presented to his friends, and so dismisses him an object of veneration to all other Papists, not thus initiated, who no sooner see the pilgrim's cross in his hand, than they kneel down to ask his blessing."

Original Format

6 v. 23 cm

Citation

Philip Skelton, 1707–1787, “The acknowledgement of a rebaptised pilgrim,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed February 28, 2021, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/48.

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