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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. 87
Delegate's Praises. Editor of The Indian Advocate: His Excellency, the Apostolic Delegate, warmly com mends the Society for the Preservation of the Faith among Indian Children. Apostolic Delegation, Washington, D. C. January, 10, 1903. New Wm. H. Ketcham, Director Catholic Indian Bureau. New Dear Sih: I have received the report you have sent me of the work of the Society for the Preservation of the Faith among Indian Children. I am delighted with the the interest and charitable zeal which this report shows to exist among the faithful of Ihis country, and can not find words warm enough to praise the good work which it is aiding in providing the means to keep alive the holy faith among the poor Indians who can not supplv such means them selves, and who are surrounded by so many influences that tend to corrupt that faith. May God bless the work and all who co-operate in it, and may He inflame their charity to still more generous sacrifices for its prosecution. I am glad this work is under the special patronage and care of your Indian Bureau, for in this way is assured prudent and useful distribution of the funds collected. The wonderfully good work being done by your Bureau certain lv can not help but bring forth great good fruit, and the credit and merit of maintaining and spreading the Catholic faith among the Indians is largely due to it and to its careful and excellent management. Wishing you every blessing and the fullest measure of success, I am, most faithfully yours in Xt., D. Falconio, Abp. Afostolic Delegate. The membership of the Society for the Preservation of the Faith among Indian Children has now reached 100,000; and it is the earnest desire of the Prelates of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions to increase this membership during the present year to 200,000. Let every Catholic who reads the Most Reverned Archbishop Falconio's letter hasten to take part in the good Work, and let as many as possible offer their sorvicc-s as promoters. For further information arpply to Rev. Wm. H. Ketcham, ' Director Bureau Catholic Indian Missions, 941 F Street, Washington, D. C.