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470 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE v 41 bout the ceremonies of our holy Church. Did you not find them?" 'b "I certainly found them," she answered, "and I found a great deal more! Father, it was an unseen Providence that led me to you. I have been restless and dissatisfied with - j my own belief for a long time. I have often listened to x my own father in the pulpit and my heart would not agree with his words. He is dead now and I hold his memory the most sacred thing on earth. I believe he would rise up in his grave, if it were possible, to reprove me for speak ing to a Roman Catholic priest. But he was a noble char- j acter, a magnificent man. You would have honored him 4 if ycu had known him. Her voice broke, and she covered her face with her hand for a moment; I was silent. I re spected her feelings. "Do not think for a moment," she resumed, "he would have taught me willfully what was error. He did not know. He was sure he was right." "Then," I interrupted, "if he lived a sinless life he is safe with God in Paradise. His happiness is for all eternity and no doubt, through God's mercy, he has inspired you to look into the faith that has never satisfied you and see wherein you are disappointed." "That little book has explained away a volume of doubts, but not all; sufficient, however, to make me determine to place myself under instruction with you Father, with a view to become a member of your Church." Here was the providence of God. Here was the reason. Miss Wildman had been inspired to seek out a priest, not knowing further than that she was seeking a namesake. My mental vision swept the whole divine scheme like a flash. ' 'My child, " I answered, "I can only thank the good God who has so wonderfully led you to His Divine Heart. Gladly will I instruct you, and give peace to your soul. We will not delay an hour. Here is a little catechism. We will take it, question and answer, and you will tell me your difficul ties and your doubts as we go along. ' '