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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
J$ Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, and England. 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. Thoreau. THE PRIEST. 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. Irish Monthly. JUMUS HENGUENET 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