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The Indian Advocate
Vol. XV. NOVEMBER, 1903. No. II The Priest. A babe on the breast of his mother Reclines in the valley of love, And smiles like a beautiful lily Caressed by the rays above. A child at the knee of his mother, Who is counting her decades of prayer, Discover the cross of her chaplet And kisses the Sufferer there. A boy with a rosary kneeling Alone in the temple of God, And begging the wonderful favor To walk where the Crucified trod. . student alone in his study, With pallid and innocent face; He raises his head from the pages And lists to the murmur of grace. A cleric with mortified features, Studious, humble and still; In every motion a meaning In every action a will. A man at the foot of an Altar, A Christ at the foot of the Cross, Where every loss is a profit, And every gain a loss. A Deified Man on a mountain, His arms uplifted, and spread With one he is raising the living, With one he is loosing the dead. S. S. C.