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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, and
The Italian province has eight houses,
all in Ttaly; the French has also eight
houses, including the Priory of Sacred
Heart Mission; the English has one;
the Belgium three; and tho Spanish
four, with St. Benedict's in New
Zealand. In ISSi) the Congregation numbered
2 Bishops; 7 Abbots; 1 Prefect-Apostolic;
202 Fatl ers; 94 Clerics: 125 Lay-
brothers; 3 Oblatcs: Total 434.
On October 22, the abbots and vis
itors, or provincials of the said congre
gation were admitted to a private audi
ence by Leo XI LI.
Right Rev. R. Flugi, the Abbot
General, read an address to the Holy
Father, in the name of the whole con
gregation, and the Vicar of Christ
showed them great kindness. He in
quired of the stale and condition of the
monasteries in the different nations, of
the difficulties that the religious voca
tions encounter nowadays, and of the
number of monks. He spoke with
enthusiasm of the golden age of the
great order, wishing we might see those
days again. He exhorted the Fathers
to the faithful practice of the Rule, tell
ing them how much He depended for
the present and the future, on the
prayers and works of the sons of St.
Benedict. The audience lasted three
quarters of an hour, and the Holy
Father seemed pleased and. would will
ingly have prolonged the interview.
Monitor of Home.
Unselfish and noble acts are the
most radiant epochs in the biography
of souls. When wrought in oarliest
youth they lie in the memory of age
like the coral islands, green and sunny
amidst the melancholy waste of ocean.
A babe on tho brenHt of his mother
Reclines in the valley of love,
And smiles like a beautiful lily
Caressed by the rays above.
A child at the knee of his mother,
Who is counting her decades of prayer,
Discovers the cross of her ehaplot,
And kisses the Sufferer there.
A boy with a rosary kneeling
Alone in the temple of God,
And begging the wonderful favor
To walk where the Crucified trod.
A student alone in his study,
With pallid and innocent face;
Ho raises his head from the pages,
And lists to the murmur of grace.
A cleric with mortified features,
Studious, humble and still,
In every motion a meaning,
In every action a will.
A man at the foot of an altar
A Christ at the foot of the ero.-s,
Where every loss is a profit,
And every gain is a loss.
A Deijied Man on a mountain,
His arms uplifted and spread
With one He is raising the living,
With one He is loosing the dead.
Ok Zudansques, Fkanck.
MAUTYKEI) WHILE IX THE .SEIlVIt'E OP THE POPE.
I present here to your view a por
trait which will occupy a place of honor
in that gallery of tho-se illustrious he
roes, who went forth from St. Bertin's,
in France; a picture which seems to
bring into full light the distinctive
character of his French ancestors, viz:
of faith, of patriotism, and of devoted
ness. A hero not lost in the obscurity
of remote times; for we must go back
only thirty years to find at college,
Julius Ilenguenet, of Zudanzques.
Julius was of sanguine nature, a
gonorous soul, and ambitious. At seven
teen he felt tho necessity of devoting
himself to the service of others: "When