Canossa, an ancient castle of N. Italy, is celebrated as the spot where the Emperor Henry IV. remained shivering for three days beseeching Pope Gregory VII. to remove the ban of excommunication placed upon him.
“Every comfort that the saints have in this world is a promise to them of those eternal mercies which the Lord hath provided for them: as every affliction that the wicked have here, is but the beginning of sorrows.”
–Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment