The life of Saint Margaret, that heroic mode! Of penance, which is here presented to the Eng lish reader, received a Roman approbation in 1751, having been carefully examined by com mand of the Master of the Sacred Palace. The Carmelite Father Aloysius Mary of Jesus thus speaks: In obedience to the commands of the Most Rev. Father Augustine Orsi, Master of the Sacred Apostolic Palace, I have read with atten tion and pleasure the book entitled, 'life of Saint Margaret of Cortona, by Canon Anthony Francis Giovagnoli,' and found it worthy of being te printed here. At Rome, and most seasonable,-to sinners, as a strong inducement to be converted and rise to a better 1if'e, — to the just, as a salutary instruction, teaching them at what pace they should press on and advance in that more excel lent way whereof the Apostle speaks in his first epistle to the Corinthians.