Souvenir Volume Illustrated; Three Great Events in the History of the Catholic Church in the United States. (1) the Centenary Celebrations, (2) Proceedings of the First American Catholic Congress, (3) Dedication of the Catholic University

Souvenir Volume Illustrated; Three Great Events in the History of the Catholic Church in the United States. (1) the Centenary Celebrations, (2) Proceedings of the First American Catholic Congress, (3) Dedication of the Catholic University

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...I have got bravely over them. And I say to you, my brethren of the first Catholic American congress, that we owe it as an act of reparation to those children of a cruel fate to do all we can to lift them out of that darkness, mental or moral, into which they have been plunged through no fault of theirs. Oh, that God would inspire some great-hearted man or woman to undertake this work, some one who has been blessed with this world's abundance, to lead in.layiug the foundation for the Catholic mission schools for the colored people of the south. When that glorious leader comes, the field will be found ripening for the harvest. Once in the olden time a Catholic queen pledged her jewels that the adventurous prows of the " world-seeking Genoese " might be turned toward the west. In our day an American girl--uncrowned, but by that royal patent of grace and good will with which God invested her gentle womanhood--endowed with munificent hand our Catholic university at'Vashing_ton. And when for all time that university shall point heavenward its cross-crowned spires, this deed which she has done will be spoken in memory of her. And as from that centre of Catholic education the cross of Christ shall be lifted beside Liberty enthroned on the' nation's capitol, we, as Catholics and citizens of the republic, see in the one and in the other the perfect promise of freedom here and that freedom wherewith Christ has made us free in our Father's kingdom. The church shall live by the unfailing promise of her divine founder. The republic lives only through the virtue of her people, promoted, preserved, and perpetuated through " Religion, morality, and knowledge." THE CHAIRM.-N: "Gentlemen of the Congress: I am...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939891
  • 9781236939890