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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
the King's daughter, "till its glory is within." Tho inside is plastered, and is adorned with several artistically ar ranged arches. The sanctuary is espe cially beautiful, and the choir is a truly monastic one, supplied with forty-two stalls. An oil-painting of St. Benedict with his two most beloved disciples, St. Maurus and St. Placidus, is to hang over ono side of the choir, and one of Our Lady, Queen of Monks, over the other. The altar railing is very ele gant, and shows the genius of the architect. "What is now wanting to the new structure, and which will be the next care of the good Superior, is a bell and an altar. Tho present altar is only temporary. As soon as circumstances and means will permit, Rev. Fr. Su perior will have a new one, more suit able for the size and the beauty of the building it must adorn. As for a bell, he has the tower, but the boll is yet wanting, and the monastery bell will have to supply the deficiency, till he has means wherewith to get another. Any donations, however small, which kind and charitable persons may bo moved to give, will be kindly received, and gratefully acknowledged. Columbus Day at Sacred Heart. The fourth centenary of the dis covery of America was fittingly ob served at Sacred Heart. "We had the good fortune to have our beloved Bishop with us, and this alone was sufliciont to enhance the solemnity. His Lordship had been on an apos tolic journey through his vast Vicariate, and after enduring many hardships, by high waters and long and tedious roads, he arrived at the Mission for tho great national celebration. Although the woather was anything but favorable, the church was crowded, many coming from a great distance; 'rain had been pouring down all morning, but not withstanding the wind and rain, flags wore hoisted on the main buildings. Tho services began at half past nine with a solemn High Mass "coram Epin copo." The celebrant being a country man of Columbus, tho venerable Father Fornelli, 0. S. B., a genuine Genoese. Few, I dare say, had this privilege in America. He was assisted by the Rev. Pastor of Oklahoma City, an Alsatian, and by the Rev. D. Willibrod, of Ed mund, Oklahoma Territory, a Dutch man. The Master of Ceremonies was an Irishman. Assistants at the Bish op's throne claim France and America for their respective country. Two Ger man boys served as Acolytes, and the Censer-Bearer was an Indian. Our beloved Bishop hails from Belgium; so that Italy and France, Holland and Germany, Ireland, and the Land of the Free, Belgium and the Aborigines were represented 'in this grand ceremony. After this let narrow-minded people talk and say that our Church is not universal, let them discourse and in sinuate that Columbus was a dreamer, and above all, let every fair-minded person judge, .whether it be not true that a good Catholic is a good citizen also, be he of foreign birth or not! After the gospel the Bishop gave an interesting lecture on Columbus. "Christopher," he said, "means 'Christ-bearer,' and this name, he bore it worthily. 'Columbus' means 'dove;' what a beautiful name for so great a man! He was indeed a heavenly mes songer to open new fields for the propa gation of our holy Faith. To him we may well address these lines: God sent thee from the crowded ark, Christ-bearer, like the dove, To find o'er sundering waters dark New fields for conquering love." Finally, his Lordship exhorted his hearers to thank God for His benefits; not to be ashamed of their Faith, but to profess it openly. Two-thirds of the land of this glorious Republic has been