Life and Scenery in Missouri

Life and Scenery in Missouri

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...springing up around us as if by magic, our Church of St. Patrick soon became crowded to its utmostcapacity on Sundays and holydays of obligation at our different Masses. The rule then followed in all our city churches was to have a Missa Cantata with a sermon at the last Mass; and, as two priests were, at least, attached to each secular church, we usually alternated every Sunday in the discharge of one or other oiiice. The vastly greater number of our people were Irish; however, many were native Americans and Germans, with representatives of other nationalities. These were employed in every sort of occupation during the week-days, and yet it was customary with a great many to assist at the early seven o'clock Mass, before engaging at their respective callings and daily work. Nothing could be finer than the genuine spirit of Catholicity manifested by nearly all the residents in our quasiparochial district; and, judging by the number that frequented our confessionals, and who presented themselves for Holy Communion on the Sundays and greater festivals, no congregation could give truer satisfaction and edification to their priests, than that which had been aflbrded by our own people at St. Patrick's. It is true, indeed, that many--especially among the menwere fre uently absentees from the discharge of those religious uties; but, they generally alleged, as excuses, the nature of their calling, the incessant demands on their time, or the inconvenience arising from their migratory habits. However, these difiiculties were often overcome by a little arrangement and influence exercised through members of their families, so that they soon began to experience how groundless were the causes assigned for postponement. To this a reeable...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911229
  • 9781236911223