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name is Ghistleri, and perhaps you may come to an under
standing with them."
Ghisleri, the father of the youth, gave his consent to the
proposition of the young religious, and Michael went to study
with the Dominicans at Voghera. At fifteen he took the
habit, and was ordained at the age of twenty three. Then he
taught for about sixteen years, after which he was made Master
of Novices and later on Prior of several houses of the Order.
In 1556 Pope Paul IV made him Bishop of Nepi and Sutri,
and created him Cardinal the following year. At the death
of Pius IV, successor to Paul IV (1565) Cardinal Ghisleri
was elected Pope and governed the Church for seven years
with great wisdom and glory, and by his virtues and miracles,
merited to be placed in the catalogue of the Saints. May 5
is the day consecrated to his honor. It was to him that the
Christian world owed the victory over the Turks at the fam
ous battle of Lepanto in 1571; and in memory of this event he
added to the Litany of the Blessed Virgin the invocation:
Help of Christians.
The Rosary as Life Protector.
The Franco-Prussian war was being waged. On one oc
casion, when the hostile armies stood facing each other,
the French endeavored to build a rampart that would
shield their bodies from the bullets of the Prussians. When
the larter-perceived the scheme, some of their best marks
men tried to defeat it. After a stealthy approach made to
the French camp, they so incessantly harrassed them, that
the enemy was obliged to abandon the project. However,
French soldiers were not wanting, whose bravery was as
great as that of their opponents, and whose aim was as cer
tain; soldiers who burned lo retaliate the insult by a similar
feat. The adventures of a French soldier during these skir
mishes are related by him as follows:
"I crept through a brook that was completely dried out
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