Annals of the Propagation of the Faith Volume 76-77

Annals of the Propagation of the Faith Volume 76-77

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...without labor; we, in Europe, are witnesses of these disquieting facts. What ruin and what misery in the Balkans where war has succeeded war! In the midst of these confiagrations, which baflie all calculations and tend to enlighten the history of the occupation of the Greek Empire by the Ottomans for many centuries, our priests and nuns have always placed Catholic charity in evidence. We will cite a few facts haphazard. At the start of the Turco-Balkan hostilities, Kady-Keuy had three ambulances;-the first at the college of the Brothers of the Christian Doctrine who themselves gave personal aid to the injured; the second in the hospital rented by the European colony for this purpose; the third in a convent placed at Mrs. Bompard's disposal by the capuchins. The lasttwo had been turned over to the Oblate Sisters of the Assumption, of the Haidar-Pacha and Phanaraki communities, who were assisted by the ladies and young women of prominent families. Mr. Pichon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, sent through his office the thanks and felicitations of the British Government to the Mother Superior of the Oblates of the Assumption, for the help which these ladies gave the Anglo-Ottoman Hospital of Adrianople. " It is impossible," writes the British consul, "to speak in enough glowing terms of the devotion of these ladies, the task they had assumed, and the sang froid and courage' they displayed under fire. The hospital work could not have accomplishediwhat it did without their assistance." In the beginning of November, 1912, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, a French community in Constantinople, nursed the wounded in seven different places: At the French Hospital, the three hospitals of la...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795377
  • 9781236795373