The Missionary Herald Volume 60

The Missionary Herald Volume 60

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...countrymen to instruct and convert them. "When Albuquerque first took Goa he caused a number of heathen women to be seized, baptized, and married to his soldiers." And Goa was a type of other Portuguese settlements. "They were all upon the coast, and consisted of a factory for trade with the natives, a garrison of Portuguese soldiers, the baptized heathen, and a progeny of a mixed race." Labors on the Fishery Coast. Xavier could survey around him, in Asia and Africa, vast regions occupied by heathen and Mohammedan nations, in which he had a special commission from the highest spiritual and temporal authorities, -claiming jurisdiction, to plant the Christian faith; but to them he was not to go, at least not for the present. He was sent by the Viceroy, as he writes, "to a certain region where there is hope of making many Christians;" but this region was that of the pearl fisheries, east of Cape Comorin, and his labor was among thirty villages of neophytes, who had been converted to Christianity, (baptized rather, ) some years before, by a Vicar General named Michael Vass, they having previously offered to turn Christians if the Portuguese would deliver them from the oppression of the Mohammedans. Upon his arrival among this people, Xavier had the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the' Ave Maria, and the Decalogue translated into the vernacular, and committed the translations to memory, without pretending, or so far as appears, attempting to learn the language of the pe.ople. Then, taking youthful interpreters with him, he began "to go through all the villages, with bell in hand, collecting together a large concourse, both of boys and men," repeating to them the creed, &c., " pronouncing them," as...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906802
  • 9781236906809