The Indian Advocate.
Devoted to the Interests of Indian Missions.
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ST. PATRICK'S MISSION.
St. Patrick's Mission, at Anadarko,
Indian Territory, was established about
four years ago. Rev. Fr. Isidore Rick
lin, 0. S. B., its chaplain and wise
director, is a man of indomitable per
severance, and though the obstacles to
its success were and are yet many, he
has calmly surmounted and will con
tinue to overcome them. To Mother
Catherine Drexel, the noble protectress
of the Indians, this mission owes much.
She furnished first the necessary funds
for the residence of the priest. How
grateful the red men ought to be, and
what loving prayers should they pour
to the throne of God for their bene
Not long afterward, money from the
same source came for the erection of a
convent. A substantial house, 30x40
and two stories high, was built. The
Sisters of St. Francis, of Philadelphia,
took it in charge. Sister Emiliana, the
Superioress, has great influence over
the Indians, and the improvements
made under her supervision are almost
The mission grounds are located on
one of the most delightful hills of the
Territory. Fruitful orchards and gar
dens, well-kept lawns make the convent
mission a charming home.
Seeing the necessity of more accom
modation for the children, an addition,
30x50, two and a half stories high, has
been made last year. Here they have
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