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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, July 01, 1900, Image 12

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103 The Indian Advocate.
We are greatly indebted to Rev. A. Santatidreu, Rec
tor; and Rev. M. Villadomat, assistant, for the kind hospi
tality rendered to us, during" our visit. We did not have
the honor of meeting- the Archbishop, his Grace being in
Rome. Very Rev. J. Prendergast, V. G., received us
kindly and gave us the faculties of the diocese.
The principal Religious Orders of men and women are
represented in the city, and the Diocese. (Time and space
do not permit to speak of each one in particular.)
The Dominicans, whose mother house is in Benicea,
have a church in the city, and a beautiful one, St. Dominic.
Their new organ is the finest in the city. The Franciscans
are in charge of the two German parishes St. Anthony and
St. Boniface. In the latter place they are preparing to
build a new church, which will surely be a credit to the
Pastor and the people. The Jesuits have St. Ignatius, the
grandest and richest church in the city, with the St.
Mary's Cathedral.
In our last excursion from San Francisco we stopped
off in Menlo Park, at St. Patrick's Seminary, conducted by
the Sulpician Fathers, under the supervision of the Arch
bishop. It is equipped up to the standard of the best edu
cational institutions in the states. Very Rev. J. P. Vui
bert, Sup., is the personification of grace and gentle man
ners. From St. Patrick's we visited some dear friends in
San Jose and Los Gatos, where the Jesuits have their
Novitiate and Scholasticate. Here we do not really know
what to admire most whether the good taste of the Fathers
in selecting such incomparable place for the purpose, or
the masterly manner in which they train their subjects, or
the cordial reception of which we were the object. May
God pour the choicest blessings upon his elect. Tres Pi
nos was our terminus dear Tres Pinos! small retired,
rather unknown to men, but cherished' by the Heavenly
Father. Well may Rev. M. Smyth be proud of this, his

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