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301 THE INDIANADVOCATE.
Xm f Pope St. Pius V. f -r In the month of October 1513, two religious, one aged and the other young, were travelling through upper Italy, when " they met a shepherd lad. "Look at that youth," said the young religious to his prior. The child who, was about ten years old, was at that mo ment trying to curb a fractious goat, but ran forward to sa lute the religious and kiss their hands. "What is your name, my boy?" asked the prior. "Michael." "You have a great patron, my child; do you know aught of him? He was an illustrious Bishop, and undoubtely a Saint." "Oh! no, Father, my patron, St Michael, is an archangel and the chief of them all. When Lucifer, the most beauti ful angel in heaven, rebelled and, unhappily alas! dragged down with him many angels in his fall, St Michael cried out: "Who is like "unto God", and with the aid of the good an gels, he drove the wicked angels from Paradise and cast them into hell." "Your Pastor has taught you all that, I suppose?" "He is sick and unable to preach." "Where then did you learn these things? for surely you cannot read." "Yes, Father, my mother taught me to read, in the eve nings, when the flocks are all housed, she tells me stories too. It was she who told me of St Michael and of many others. I can write too." "Then your mother must be quite a learned woman. Who is she?" I HiM ft&li& &f sSa-WwlJi -