Current Opinion Volume 49

Current Opinion Volume 49

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... was the twentieth of the Eucharistic congresses. Hitherto, we learn from the London Tablet, its places of assembly have been chiefly altho not invariably in France and Belgium. The first congress was held at Lille in 1881. Two years later it gathered at Liege. The fourth was held at Fribourg, Switzerland, in I885. Paris was the scene of the sixth congress in 1888. In 1893 it assembled at Jerusalem. It celebrated its silver jubilee at Rome in 1905, when Pope Pius X. said mass at its opening and was present at the procession of the blessed sacrament when it closed. The eighteenth congress met two years ago at Metz and the government suspended the law of I870, forbidding processions in order that the procession of the blessed sacrament might be held. The Archbishop of Westminster was among the prelates as one of its themes, the education of the children. The litt EA _, _ __-. a_ I CHOIR BOYS AND ALTAR BOYS IN ATTENDANCE UPON THE PRELATES The outpouring of young people was one of the noteworthy features of the Eucharistic_ Congress, which had, C participants in the procession were of all ages, and they were attired in the picturesque garb appropriate to their function on the altar. who took part in the proceedings at Metz and his proposal that the following meeting be held in London was cordially accepted with consequences exceedingly sensational. This was last year. The procession of the blessed sacrament, which was to have formed the culminating event of the gathering in London, as it was actually the supreme incident of the congress at Montreal, was prevented by the intervention of Prime Minister Asquith at the eleventh hour. The excitement in London over this episode was unprecedented and intense. "It would be better in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696067X
  • 9781236960672