Bengal Catholic Herald

Bengal Catholic Herald

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...to be instructed was so great, that three times had we deputed our people to the great Black-gown in St. Louis (the bishop) to obtain a father. Now father, speak, and we will comply with all you will tell us. Show us the road we have to follow to come to the place where the Great Spirit resides." Then he resigned his authority to me; but I replied that he mistook the object of my coming among them; thai I had no other object in view, but their spiritunl welfare: that with respect to temporal affairs, they should remain as they were, till circumstances would allow them to settle in a permanent spot. Afterwards we deliberated on the hours proper for their spiritual exercises and instructions. One of the chiefs brought me a bell with which I might give the signal. The same evening about 2,000 persons were assembled before my lodge to recite night prayers in common. I told them the result of my conference with the chiefs, of the plan of instructions which I intended to pursue, and with what dispositions they ought to assist at them, &c.: night prayers having been said, a solemn canticle of praise, of their own composition, was. sung by these children of the mountains, to the author of their being. It would be impossible for me to describe the emotion I felt at this moment; I wept for joy, and admired the marvellous ways of that kind providence, who in his infinite mercy had deigned to depute me to these poor people, to unnouuee to them the glad tidings of salvation. The next day I assembled the council, and, with the assistance of an intelligent interpreter, I translated into their language, the Lord's Prayer, the 1 iuil Mary, the Apostles' Creed, the Ten Commandments, and four acts As I was in the habit of reciting those prayers morning and...show more

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  • Paperback | 676 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,188g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636694
  • 9781236636690