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THE INDIAN ADOVGATE.
discourage them, and to induce thorn
to return home.
"But all in vain. The rain fell in
torrents, creoks and rivers overrun;
(Lehigh is sixty-five miles S. E. of
Sacred Heart, and no less than five
large creeks, and the treacherous Ca
nadian are to he forded.)
"To use their own language, "They
stuck to their word." They promised
to he there, and there they will and
shall go, all the furies of hell notwith
standing. And so they patiently awaited
God's own good time.
"It came al lust, after two and a half
days expectation. Behold them now,
moving slowly along in the muddy
roads. The ponies give way, another
standstill. One of their number is dis
patched to Sacred Heiirt for a fresh
team; after nearly six days wandering
they reach at last their destination.
Needless to say that they were warmly
received by the Benedictine Monks,
whose hospitality is proverbial.
"The following day as true Christian
Pilgrims, they thanked Almighty God
for their safe arrival by approaching
the Sacraments in a body; an edifying
sight, to bo sure, not often witnessed
in this part of the country. Their Rev.
Pastor sung High Mass, and gave the
benediction of the Blessed Sacrament,
to welcome his parishioners in a truly
"After two days stay they returned
much satisfied with what the' had seen
and heard, and promised to renew their
"Pilgrimage" sometime next year."
'P. Muni'iiY, A. O. S. H.
ST. PETER'S MISSION, MONTANA.
Montana's indefatigable apostle, Right
Rev. J. B. Brondel, D. D., visitod St.
Peter's Mission the first week of No
vember, and conferred the sweet white
veil upon twelve of his beloved chil- i
dren at the Ursulino Novitiate. Twelve
young ladies more, devoting tlieir lives
to the Christian education of the most
persecuted and poorest 'of American
people, the original owners of the land,
the Flatheads and Blackfoet, Gros Ven
tres and Assinniboines, the Crows and
Indeed, the work of these noble
Christian maidens is great, and their
devotedness heroic. Sentinel
Benedictine Colleges in England.
The Benedictines in England have,
from the time of their return to their
native country, been actively engaged
in the education of youth. At present
there arc in England three colleges,
directed by Fathers of the Order. Two
of those, &t. Gregory's, Downside, near
Bath, and St. Lawrence's, Ampleforth,
Yorkshire, belong to the Anglo-Benedictine
Congregation. The third, St.
Augustine's, Ramsgato, in Kent, is pre
sided over by monks of the same branch
of the order as the religious of Sacred
st. ckkgoiiy's collkgk, downside.
The bitter persecution, to which the
English Catholics we subjected at the
close of the sixteenth century, deprived
them almost entirely of the ministry of
priests, and of the moans of having
their children educated in the Faith of
their fathers. To meet the great want,
seminaries and schools were established
by Englishmen in foreign lands; in
Rome and Spain, but chiefly in Franco
and Flanders. The Benedictine monks,
who from the earliest times of Anglo
Saxon Christianity had been insepa
rably identified with the growth of the
Catholic Church in England, were
ready to share in the groat work. The
monastic life and the monastic schools
had utterly disappeared in the calami
ties of those times; but many English
men became monks in the abbeys of
Spain and Italy, and were sent by their
superiors to labor to win back their
countrymen to the Church.
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