Bernardine of Feltre

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Bernardine of Feltre (sometimes Bernardinus of Feltre) was a Friar Minor and missionary, b. at Feltre, Italy, in 1439 and d. at Pavia, 28 September 1494.

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  • Les usuriers juifs dépassent toute mesure: ils égorgent les pauvres et s'engraissent de leur substance, et moi qui vis d'aumônes, qui me nourris du pain des pauvres, je serais comme un chien muet devant la charité outragée! Les chiens aboient pour la défense de ceux qui les nourrissent, et moi que les pauvres nourrissent, je verrais ravir ce qui leur appartient et je me tairais!
    • Jewish usurers bleed the poor to death and grow fat on their substance, and I who live on alms, who feed on the bread of the poor, shall I then be mute before outraged charity? Dogs bark to protect those who feed them, and I, who am feed by the poor, shall I see them robbed of what belongs to them and keep silent?

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