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TEE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
mittoe organized by Dr. S. Or. Minart,
numbering among its members Lord
Clifford, Cardinals Manning and New
man, tho Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of
Denbigh, Arch Ullathoro, and many
other bishops and lords. A neat stone
church was built first; then the old
Abbot's Tower was restored. Tho old
foundations were discovered, and a
magnificent structure was erected on
very old foundations. The spiritual
work kept pace with the material.
From the beginning thi) novitiate and
classes for the students in theology
were regularly organized. Later on
an Apostolic school, or Alumnate was
established, which now numbers from
25 to 30 students.
Rev. A. Hamilton opened a course
of religious instruction for the children
of the neighborhood , and lectured
every Sunday. Crowds flocked to the
little temporary chapel. The good seed
has produced an abundant harvest.
Within a circuit of five miles Rev.
Fr. Hamilton found but three Cath
olics; over 80 abjurations were received,
and now Buckfast has a good practical
Right Rev. S. Dennis is making the
necessary arrangements for organizing
a Sister's school, adjoining the church.
Dies venit, dies tua,
In qua rellorent omnia.
Though the education of Catholic
girls is now in England in the hands to
a great extont of religious women of
more modern orders, several Bene
dictine convents have boarding schools
attached. The nuns alternate the du
ties, connected with the instruction and
care of their pupils, with the exercises
appropriate to the contemplative life
to which they have consecrated them
We often experience more regret over
the part we have left, than pleasure over
the part we have preferred. Abbe lioux.
By M. A.
Ho comes, our .Infant Lord and Love! . ,
lie leaves His throne of light,
And comes to dwell with us on earth
This blessed Christmas night.
How can we fitting homage pay
To our dear Infant King,
And, kneeling at His sacred feet,
What ottering can we bring?
The angel choirs to greet His birth
Carolled glad hymns of praise,
Would that in anthems like to theirs
Our voices we could raise;
And would that ours were precious gifts,
Like those the Kings of old
Oil'ered with reverential love,
Myrrh, frankincense, and gold!
On that first Christinas night He came,
Our heavenly Infant Guest,
In Blessed 3Iary's arms to lie,
Or on St. JosephV breast, ,
But now he comes with still more love,
Still more humility,
To rest in these poor hearts of ours,
To dwell with you and me.
And can we, then, make no return,
Our gratitude to prove?
Dear Lord, Thou knowest we have naught,
Thou dost but claim our love.
Come, then, our glorious Infant King,
Our hearts Thy home shall be;
Come, make Thine empire in our souls,
lieign there eternally.
The Benedictine Abbots of the Congre
gation of Subiaco were favored with
an Especial Audience by the Holy
Father Leo XIII.
In October last the Benedictine Ab
bots of the Congregation of Subiaco, to
which tho Fathers of the Indian Terri
tory belong, mot in Rome for the pur
pose of holding their General Chapter.
Tho Mother-house of this congregation
tis Subiaco, in Italy, which is the cradle
of the whole Benedictine Order. At
the head of tho congrogation there is
an Abbot-General, whose term lasts
eight years, and who resides at Subiaco.
It is divided into five provinces, viz: