Annals of the Propagation of the Faith Volume 1

Annals of the Propagation of the Faith Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...the history of the glorious events which he accomplished there, and felt happy that we too were called to announce the Gospel to infidel nations. On the 28th of August we were at the entrance of the Straits of Malacca, with a fresh breeze that promised to carry us in two days to Sincapore; but as soon as we approached the high lands, we were overtaken by a calm, and kept for eight days in sight of Pulo-Penang. As the sailors were now less employed, we thought it a favourable opportunity to speak to them on the concerns of salvation; we did not judge it prudent to begin sooner, as we saw their dispositions to be such as to compromise our ministry had wc made the attempt; we did no more than pray for them, and render them any little services in our power when an opportunity offered. At length God was pleased to touch the hearts of some, and it was precisely he who seemed to be the farthest from him who gave the example to the others. This man who had not made his first communion, begged to be instructed that he might be prepared to make it at Macao. On the following day, five others, who were in the like circumstances, requested the same favour: each of us took three of them, and taught them the Catechism during the hours they were free, until we landed. Unfortunately the vessel did not cast anchor at Macao, but at Lin-Ting which is six miles distant, and where, as there is no Catholic place of worship, we were unable to administer the Holy Communion to our new converts: they will, however, on their return receive it at the Mauritius. At length the calm ceased, and was followed by a thunder-storm and St. Elmo's fire which shone on the top of our masts and made them seem like three immense flambeaux to light our way in the midst of a night more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650425
  • 9781236650429