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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. 302 "She is called Dominica after your St Dominic." "Ah! you know of St Dominic and his order?" "A priest who preached once in our church gave me this Rosary and taught me how to say it." "Do you say it every day?" "Yes, I say it while meditating on the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries; and the priest promised me that if I would persevere and could learn Latin, some day I might be a Preaching-Friar like himself." "So you are going to learn Latin.?" "Oh! no, the Madonna does not wish it. My Father is poor and needs my assistance. And now, good bye. Father, I must leave you, my flock is taking advantage of my ab scence," This chance meeting inspired the two religious with the idea of establishing near their monastery at Voghera an asy lum for poor children whose intelligence and piety gave hopes of a religious vocation. This school was founded in the following Spring, and the younger of the two religious of whom we have spoken above went shortly afterwards to visit the infirm Cure of Bosco. "Do you know", he asked him 'a young shepherd of your parish called Michael?" "He is my choir boy, replied the holy man. His mother is a very holy woman, who receives Communion as often as I can say Mass. Why do you ask about the boy?" "We know something of him and wish to make him a Preaching-Friar." "That seems hardly possible. His parents are poor exiles from Bologna, and young Michael is their sole and only stay; so he is destined to be, not a monk, but a laborer." "Let me tell you, my good Cure, that I have great hopes for that child. As I came along, I said the Rosary for him, and 1 trust I shall carry off this engaging Michael!" "In that case, you had better go and see the family, whose