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The TrMduu.at St. Jdiop 'sC6OChureh.
The angregation of 8t. Joseph's Church
have had an opportunity during the pasl
week of mdaing the Papsl Tridanm and re.
ceiving the indi-meaesatededto tio Thh
edifying exeruie om last Sunda]
oielaedag, assisted lby RBev:. Fathet Rubg
and aesan dseesn- aand sb-deon. We
oflii thigbest terms, a ads rseAhetipg
gre n' athe' aeqoiplashed aornist,
A=othe sleaeng ttesare @1
the oooedii was ti handsome appearance
and complete organirstion of some twenty
- altar boys, whose thorough fraining'a dad
in great part to the exertions of the Chris
The sermon at this opening ceremony was
preached by Rev. Father Rubi on the char
acter of the Tridtuma;aeuci ted, with the
Pope. In this sermot refereence was made
to the persecution it present raging against
the Holy Father,and his call upon the faith
ful for their prayers and spiritual aid. The
peculiar form of the devotion recommended,
--that of the 'Forty Hours.AdoretQlon,-of
course, drew especial attention to the
Blessed Eucharist, and gave rise to explana
tionse of the neeessity of that holy sacrament.
In the evening, the altar was beau~biyy
.llanminated at the benediction, nad the ser
mon was preached by Rev. Father Duncan.
On this occasion Father Duncan took the
opportunity of expounding the doctrine of
the Church as to the Real Presence, and of
examining the reasonafr, sand the objections
raised against it. The reasons for belief in
that most beautiful doctrine of Christianity
are: First--Its plain, unambiguous, and re
peated enunciation by our Saviour himself,
taking his language in a literal sense; and,
secondly, the -uninterrupted acceptance of
this truth by the whole Church from its ear
liest records to the present time, with the
exception of Protestantism, within the last
three hundred years.
The only argument of Protestants
against this truth is that the language of
our Saviour is to be taken as figurative
not literal. But this is altogether an as
sumption on their part; they give no reason
for it. Every use of language is taken prima
facie as literal; if not so, that must be
shown. The burden of proof rests upon the
party asserting that we must not believe
-what we are told on good authority. The
mere arbitrary construction-of anguage as
figurative, according to the fancy of each
one,-results in the denial of the Trinity, of
eternal punishment, of the Divinity of
Christ, etc. Each of these great revealed
truths can be construed away as being
merglyfigurative or.aymbolical expressions.
The rules of eonstetion oflanguage must
be adhered to, and expressions not purport
ing on theirTacoe to be figurative must be
taken asliteral, unlessineonslastent with.rea
son or revelation. The doctrine of the Real
Presence is, of course, above human reason,
but not contradictory to it. There is no im
possibility in the Saviour's being in many
different places at once in Hishuman nature,
or in his communicating Himself to his be
loved children'as such. His doingso looks
highly improbable, however, to the ordinary
human intelligence; and that is the real dif
fculty. If is one of those miracles of love
so forign to our selfish nature; one of those
transports of pure sentiment so incompre
hensible to our cold wotldlinesds, tlhatwe
take refuge from our astonishment-in the
assumption that He did not mean what He
said. This is but little better than the
course of the Jews, who, having no chance
for such a subterfuge, simply left Him.
This theme was resumed by Rev. Father
Smith in his sermon of Tuesday evening, at
the closing of the Triduum. He viewed it,
\ however, in a different aspect-that of the
effects of the Holy Sacrament on society.
He considered it as the great civilizing ele
ment of modern society. Its influence com
Smences with the dawn of reasoin and ends
only with death. The preparation for its
receptiou teaches the child all those virtues
of justice and charity, of forbearance and
obedience, so necessary to the worthy mem
ber either of the family or of society. In
later life it is the inspiration of every heroic
deed of virtue. The sister of charity, the
missionary, the martyr, live a life of exalta
tion, maiuntained by constant recourse to this
bread of strength. The arts and sciences,
the love and extension of knowledge, have
all been kept alive by divinely inspired
zeal when human effort had abandoned
them to dlestruction. All true, aii stabe, an
enduring exertion for progress and perfec
tion is the result of this sacramental union
with the Author of all perfection, and the
efaect of His grace then imparted.
Other elquent discourses were delivered
during the course of the exerceias, which we
had not, however, the opportunity of hear
tng. The moset ratifyng r.e l-- of this de-1
votion were reat numbers
tik ad kepto-ft piesbtasnstsatly bat,
ir thte aadfsslonal `one te eonnst bite
ueiaue ys caws 6t'wp uf chfaes hom
oa or other i f the e hrilde , aad t ah ibei
awe and reverease withh which ,he per.
formSi terdq votoar:. It is '.ter'boped
thi nf otoly'wai this TrIdunm ota n br
the Holy athe the assistaaee w.ich t .
onteroplatep obut for the eo bea icitaelf
l '-hs beautiftl feast, wjrr lav e
neoday, was observed with great devotion
by the Catholics of New Orleaan. Though
not a hollday of obligaon,4ausual eolemna
aities in the various chauhebes oohanso
rated its recurrence, and the numbers of
communicants and wirshipers at thevarious
masesr told de the fervr of the people.
egarded na merely human painedt of
view, thirs east would present some facts
almost indompreheniable towordly wisdom.
It tells us of fame which had not been
sought of a glory not won by ambitione, of
greatness based on humility. Where are all
the mighty monachs who have stayed em
ptres, the geats whose names have filled
the world with terror and admiration, or the
orators whose loquence made theot masters
of the human will- -·Th-eir names serve to
point a moral or adorn a period, but their
memory has no plae.s nowe-s in the living
heart. They attiuggled for immortality and
obtained a monument; they expected to live
in their reputations but are only embalmed
in an imperishable death.
The Feast of the Annunciation commemo
rates one who never mounted to eminence
upon the degradation of others, whose
achievements were not writteas ioihuman
blood, whose name never called forth the
wild huzzas of a maddened populace. It i.
but the gentle, retiring maiden of sixteen,
espoused to an humble mechanic, lost in the
obscurity of a country village. Bit she was
"full of grace," and she lives in our hearts,
to-day, as though she had passed from our
midst but yesterday.- Augusts Caesar was
her sovereign, reigning in magnificence over
millions of men. To-day, his name is one
of the curiosities of a dead past, whilershe
has become the Queen of hundreds of mil
lons in the living present. The only im
lthere is another lesson to belearned, too,
from the Annunciation,-that of freedom in
approaching Mary. This is the feast of her
obencurity. Afterward, the diadem of Queen
is placed upon her head,-she is the Mother
of the King. But the people cling to her in
the first capacity. If she were onlythe ma
jestic Mother of God, the unapproachable
Queen of all the heavenly powers, poor hu
man nature.nmight shrink back,-awe-struck
in her. presence. As the mild, angelic,
minore than angelie girl, she is still one of us,
distinguished, but not removed, by her sanc
tity. No one is afraid of her.
Perhaps it was for-this reason that she se
lected her station among the lowly ones of
the earth,-that all might approach hbe
without restraint. I her greatness she ydoe
not look upon us as do the great ones among
men. The aocidents of rank sind education,
of refinement and intelligence make no dif
ference with her. The haughty pobtentate,
in purple and fine linen, is no nearer to her
than the beggar in rags. All are her dear
children. But we can scarcely realize that.
Viewing her as a Queen, we are tempted to
regard as presumption any familiarity of
approach to her, any claim upon her as
If her rank on earth had been among the
mighty and the lordly, this feeling would
have been almost unconquerable for certain
persons. Hence, the lowliness which she
-maintained through life. Entitled bye de
scent and espousal, to the highest dignity
among her people, she descended to the con
dition of the humblest, that none of her
children might ever have their hearts chilled
by awe in their intercourse with her. And
the gratitude of men proclaims the cncess
of her plpn. Acknowledging her title as
Queen, they do not hesitate to address her
as Mother, and to raise their voices in bene
dicti'o of her. "All generations shall cail
There-can be no possible us U
sending North or West to have work done, while i
such an establishment as that of Messrs.
O'Ronrke & Meagher exists among us. These
gentlemen are perfectly capable of executing
all orders in their line,-snd 'tBat line comnpre- f
-ihends everything, from the Ilargestoilers to
the most diminotive piece of mchinery,-sad I
at prices which cannot fail to give satisfaction. e
See advertisemuent in another column. f
Simon, 85 Baronne street, in addition to a a
varied essortment of standard literature, has I
the largest stock of periodicale to be foennln i r
the Southern country. Although his premises c
are cErcumscribed, his researeeaare abundant.· I
This ý y A Af 't l. r
sryon the eu. no thee;tit.
entei a e w 1.Jlongiig remem
bored with pleastt by those wi~o n mb ed
it. We do not dwellon $ise uglailafco
sideration, whlfl, ln1prvap at eepa e pre
heoded everything that laf minaister to
or gratiy athe mostsaiisons tste, though
nothing it in thispeet. But
what lis us wss the
moral aspet ofthe semen
Here was a aaoi of yog, men, who, i,
a .age when moral cowardice sways-untold
rumbekte o jrtn> froijl the performa"ce of
.known duty, hadd Ces s hand niag
nquimity tou separseh stemsulves fýom the
imeservig ande t;mid as prtlateal Catho
lies! They -are assieelated not for egelti.
cal or selfish, but fok moril and rsligous
purposesi Instead'difdlag thse -lgh '
faith "aunper a be*hel, they glory in their
high w ungri that freedom which will
render them "free indeed."
As the eye rmeted on their ingenuous
countensanes and manly forms, the thought
occurred to us "of tesuch stu" are the Pope's
defenders made; and that the idea was not
alien to their bosoms, we were assured by
the response when the health of ias Holl
nses was drunk, whi .buarst forth in asp.
plause which mdes thi welkin ring I
Appropriate and eloquent addresseshe4re
made by the Rev. Fathers Flannigan,
Shee4in, Holton, and Allen.
w The remarks of the members of the so
ciety were strikingly characteristic of mod
esty, refinement, and good sense. Their
reference to the -oMexING STAn as a guid
ing light, and their enthusiastic aspirations
that it might retain its position in the moral
horizon, were acceptable tributes to those
engaged in sustaining it.
Thus, after a few hoursa spent in cordial
Christian fellowship, the mepmbers and
guests separated at an early hour,-the pro
ceedings closing as they commenced, with
those religious sanctions which hallow
while they cement the bonds of love and
St. Vincent de Paul's Church.
This church will be the scene, to-day, of
an impressive ceremoiy, in connection with
two societies which are organized in that
parish-the Confraternity of the i Happy
Death and thar of Our Lady o e yen
Dolors. Both of these associations as affi
liated with similar ones in Rome, and, ac
cording to their regulations, a procession
must take place every year on Passion Sun
RevA'ather Foltier has arranged to have
this procession ar ten o'clock. Various as
sociations will participate, carrying their
banners, and' accompanied with bands of
muisie. After going around thesquare, the
procession will re-enter the .shirh- in time
for the beginning of high mass.
As the devotions honored on this occasion
are so highly and so generally esteemed,
large conogarse of the faithful is expected
to be present, including many who under
stnad, respectively, only the French and
English languages. Consequently, there
willbe a sermon idwieseh-of these languages.
In order to accommodate visitors, many of
the pews will be thrown open t4 the public.
Death of a Holy RellgIoese.,
The week just ended has witnessed one
of those events so little remarked in our
busy world, but of pauch eminent interest in
the records of Faith. A heroic soul, qpknown
in the strife and tumult of the age, but vic
torious in the great spiritual combat, has
finished her probation on earth and passed
to the sphere where sacrifice is no longer
accepted. ister Mary of St. Theresa,
Superior of the House of Good Shepherd,
diwdofconshumption whilestill intheepring-I
time of of her youth and usefulness:
She was sent South from Canada, in the
hope that a more genial climate would arnt
rest the fatal malady which had already
manifestrd its presence. But it was toow
late. The Order has to submit to the lost ofr
a-member endowed with such piety, intbl
ligence, and administrative ability as to be
entrusted with the responsible post of Su
perior in the establishment, for the control
of .which so much discretion is essential.
At the early age of twenty-six her cup of
sacrce and 0 merit is already full, and she
is called away. Coosammata is brere.
The local sensation ot the week has been the b
abstraction of a package containing 650,000
from the Canal Bank, at ten o'clock in the
morning, and -while the salcers were engaged r
in ordinary routine business. Although ser- b
eral days have elapsed, no clae has as yet been 0
found which would solve the mystery. The "
widest opinions are expressed as to the "how'
and " who" and even the gender of the oprator. o
Meantime, the artist has fifty tho good
smmons for keeping his own counsel, sad i o0
caught, he may impart some of these resaons to
his conseLt __
Tr~: '0lo sw mirk lts
aed. sfer ..Goldwfi 9a mn aalt esl'rdgemty 1
: Oswb w te obiage ahoula t be m In
the sgonaat .f bia lieds urges -at the
' n* s UIS f tat ponanefu ar now beg laning to
oh reed,,and that an enagiatmed and beave peopl
But esnotb e always kepln vasalags. "l writ
the ho y, "with, an 'mhatrte dasstoryot ire
,.hibfe e," ledving hti readers to draw
, their own i.teramo . .ýThis abruptness. is fr
told melmpe Avetha seWa tPlBpe arlaed
e of le -work befare sb has an aiitienal Inter
esW at a. the present ma t, "ebo the fMt that]
if4 author hat lately b eendamnsed to ese I
- yr's aprl oiup thni 'ham fr treassea-4
felony. His sperk-ona _that. eone. es a
spoken of as eas * thme meat efeetive has I.
Sthe lour Courts for many years, sad s damg
ting to the tyrannical government whiseh eaon
Mir damned him as it- was powerful in rallying re
rill eIrits to the cause it w~p intended to erash.
"The Story of Ireland" s Issued in monthly
one part and admirably adapted by its attractive
ght style and"aimple narrative to initiate the young
ps in the important study of history.
not T GaArT DAY; or, ioTvya. £nr MzaNs o
PaeSvxnaNcE Arra rn Furst Comxumox.o
STranslated from the Fyueeh by Mrs. J. d- r
all- lier. New York : D. & J. gadlier &Co.
. We are indebted--to the courtesy of the
Messrs. 8adlier for a copy of the above work.
This little volume of one hundred and twenty t
pages is replete with matter every way rleoa
lated to make serious and lasting impressions ii
on the young communicant. Precept and xs
* ample are alternated throughout, thus carry-_
d ing the mind along without that fatigue v
]eir which creeps apace on undisciplined youth
LId- when the more didactive method is followed.
ons There is not one page in the book which does a
oral not contain a gem-and as a whole we know
ose of no similar publication which can at all com
pare with it in its promise of usefulnese. Mrs.
Li Sadlier deserves sincere thanks for making
ad such a work ac e; an a o o amia
lies in the land should place it in the handli of 4
their children as a precious boon.
Chateaubriand, in one of his works, thus de
sow cribes the happiness he enjoyed the day of his I
d first communion: a
"On Holy Thursday," says he, "I was ad
mitted to that touching ceremony, the picture p
of which I have-vainly attempted to trace in si
the. " Genius of Christianity." On that day all
of was God's. I know perfectly what faith is..
ith The real presence of the Victim in the Holy b
Sacrament of the Altar was as sensible to me
hat as the presence of my mother at my side. When
- the Host was laid on m lips I felt as though I
we enle bled-with s
en resect, and t e only material thing that occu
Spied me-, was the fear of profaning the sacred
bread. I conceived even" the couragetof the t+
ac- martyrs, and could, at that moment, have con- F
ion fessed Christ on the rack, or amongst the lions
of the amphitheatre. I love to recall that fe- ii
in- licity which preceded in my' soul but a little $
while the tribulations of the world. Compar- ci
ing this fervor with the transports I am ioxng
LVe to describe;. seeing the same heart experience
as- in the space of three or -fouryears all that is i
eir sweetest in innocence andreligion, and all that 01
is most seductive and fatal in the passions, we ii
of may choose between the two joys; we shall
the see on what side hapoiness, and especially re- ti
pose, are to be sought.
me Mr. Gogarty, 151 Camp street, has the work
for sale. , . h
THg-NIaw--Jicactr.--April, 18&6. Baltimore :
I, Turnbull & Murdock. t
d We neglected, thiough overnight, to notice, n
6r- last week, this new candidate in the literary L
ad field. Its design is to republish the ablest are at
are tioles au_ey appear in the European and Amer
a loan Quarterlies and Menthlies. The selections Is
of in the number before us evince judgment and
e. taste, and if the conductors steer clear of the to
shoals of bigotry and preaudi;s they have an
ample field to operate in, and, we thihk here e
exists a predisposition on the part ofth b th
u to patronize the Now Emdetic.
Tax CATuOLIC Woma.-April, 1868.
This ever welcome publication comes to us, b
through the hands of Mr. Gogarty, in good sea
son. The present is a rich number--solid, a8
L varied, instructive, entertaT ing. We can
e scarcely conceive a case in which a Catholic ca
Or having once opened the World, could be content tw
ma, voluntarily to relinquish its companionship; l
d, and Protestants would consult their best in
t'.rests in becoming systematic readers of its eg
pgs. Contents: "The Monks of the West;"
le "O'Neill and O'Donnell in Exile;" "The Cross;"
"The Story of a Conscript;" "The Episcopalian a
Crisia;" "Bishop Doyle;" " Magas or Long Ago;"
y The Unity of the Human Race ;" " Holy Week ca
Sin Jerusalem;" "Nellie Netterville;" "-The
of Church Review and Cousin;" "Sister Sim- I
1- plicia:" "The Merit of God's Work's;" poetry,
le et;c. Mr. Gogarty, 151 Camp street, is the agent.
* COMEDIY o COaVOCATION. In tWO scenes. By '
ol Archdeacon Chasuble, D. D.
SW ali~ive already expressed our opinion uf in
this admirable satire, and gave copiousextracts I
e in our last issue. The low price, twenty-five
cents, at which it is published, placesit within on
the reach of all, and may be had at the above tex
BAVAMfA-Addressts in behalf of the tempo- T
ral freedom and independence of the Pope, have mo
been sent to the Kingof Bavaria, by theblhol
a of Passan and Munich, to which the king, in
, reply, stated thatthe independence of the Pope
, was a subject dear to his heart.- The addressa
r. of the Bishop of Passan was aigned by forlp hu
h.sd leeds offe/ eim of his dicese, in avor lel
of the temporal power of the Pop e. I
0e at frm or State to the TI
San-peasi. - int
or Cotton Ih4 riesn ýafa entn do.;d
Scommue der of the De .u.ses tr tt~et A.
hm' antie.b . . . a ... .
Sth.atthe Irish Church question be, poitponed
b In The repoirted arret of Desey 4ioositraoitei.
t Ahe srcape t e Aearic i whoe e th ,heahe.ae
IIIt sis slalotbe actively
nngased in pp~tting downr r n 'ee. Te
l te tawuFd that end worldabe ato sppres
rs the governprept.
sand B utler m of the Impechmet, are
Simpeeldb each other'so V!eSlt
CMept.Caeis hs ied iosrea a raTr la n ne
·- ha? uutliortb-ooest of Auastr* a l
ive A ve hank hfrom the Franklineepso
hat tJisrr: as d a faarm house of 17010 In
In F ranee, the party in whose house fire
is M m Ste-the n·b ghbo .l Under these
ein regS the rates of itnmn ieen that eeito
m- to vTey low.
It is a in fend thet orange groves ue more
Sp lar Ir lue a t oar faild .
'O- -'. obpsn of one Landonu manager are
Svinlued at a milion and a half dlls.
bly Na olen has written an autograph leter to
wnthe Pope, than i him for the blessed sword
and hut, g i himl to wield thel-foe
ag in defense o"f *$Hiolines.
Phini ha of Train appear in the Louaon
o window. rom the fot thiahs was arrmeted
fodebt in Dublin, it would seem that he is
.d- rnning. is face there.
The elebrated-1 i HYl Tur- -is preach
e ing the Lent sermons in R rme..
Dr. Oaks, of the Maine Medical Arsoleation,
states that in one cosnty alone, andceesom g
tty there rerer four hundred mltdes by foethde.
n- Mr. Sh tton is to Lbeipeponel d as a witness
me in behalf of the Presldentr
s- The inhabitants of Long 'ilad 'and. Isle of
tHeart hava been nearly starved to death for
r9 want of food. the ice prevetig. com nniea
tioeh'with the main land. '
STriohini has made its appearance in Iowa.
Bd. The politics of our-country; it seems, has had
es a depressing efect on Cuban trade.
w The new, riethod of preserving beef by car
mi- thei oxide gas is said to be a success. The
next improvement, we hope, will be one that
in will save one's bacon.
nI -The Kentucky Legislature protests against
i- e - taken with its congressional dole
of gation. - P"
Petitions are being numerously signed against
the Church reforms in Ireland.
SRbes Brown's report on the mineral resources
of the Pacifne regimt is said to be voluminous
d- Prussia has officially denied that Prince Na
re poleon,s visithad a political significance. The
in subject of the report is quite insignificant.
all The ladies of New York have formed aifasso
is. ciation called the " Order of the Pen." It would
be more in order to form one called the "Pab
oe and Washtub."
e Over fifty thousandr w und of mman ane
;ucshort time since.
hd The earnings last year of twelve railroads en
he taring Chicago are estimated at 4.UOUQ/.
_n- Fast earnings. .
ins Gen. Buchanan has inessued an order for hold
Q ing an election for members of Congress and
State officers on the same day that the new
r- constitution is to be placed on trial.
A movenlerit is on foot in Chicago io eetab
is lia-arefuge for fallen women. Atre the'men
t of that city so upright that they, too, don't
oe need propels
il Mexican courts haove declared noonstitu
He- tiunal the law under which Maximilian was
executed. What a timely decision!
rk An immense ,lock of granite, weighing one'
hundred tons, has recently beet brought to the
Treasury building, Washington City, tbe le
e: used in improvements now going on. a ms -
thing weighty was needed about an esthblish
ment surrounded by light-fingered gentry.
oIn the year 1867 the number ofuicides in
' London was 260. The returns for all England
Sshow 1,3912 cask.
r- A copy of "Audubon's Birds of America,"
lately sold in London for $150. On its first
pearanoe, the Le!gis of this State
sd crid fortireecopiel, paying hesus of three
e thousand dollars.
in Great distress exists among the Nova Scotia
re flshermen- .
Houses in the lower part of New York can be
e*ed for a song. In the upper part they rent
for saulons prices.
A amif.wrlting from Paris states that he has
a been watinSeat ten years to see a rousing fir
in that aity. h..
The Ohio Leglasin has lpassed severe laws
against prize fighting.
A The travel between Denver and New York
ic can now be accomplished in. four days and
it twenty-two hoers.
A minister in Fulton, IIL, lately preached a
singular sermon to his congregation. Taking
a price-current, he read the prioe of flor, meat,
eggs, lard, etc., without comment. It proed
tobe a moving discourse, for the good things
, of life rapidly accumulated in his larder.
The prospects of winter wheat in the West
A trout, weighing over seven pounds, was
k caught in Connecticut river last week.
A laco.l dfs, valued at se000, was wornt
a Boston lady at a birth-day ball.
A' baggane maier on aWestern railod, last
See, th ~ew. bundle of pickxes out of the
care while they were running at fall speed,
killing a man.
S - t' '--law being
in want, is afabricoation.
i The weather in Vermont is said to be intoler
ARev. George .epworth delivered sermon
lon impeachment, in Boton, last week frm th
text: "Thou art weighed inthe halanos ean
found wanting." Suppresed applause followed.
If the p reacher wat subjected to the same test
he woed surely kik the beam.
The fmnlral of the late XaJ. Dooly, of Rich
mond, wLa attended by so immense ooneoerse.
-p.Magil ~itoaeh on the ocson.
The volunteer visitors to Fort Sumtsgre~ati
exceed the namber who made that pilgrmage
during the wer.
A vemel left New York recetlyb with tudue
beiag nable toM mnplyment at home.
Tin and p boothe henae w ahb t
the ]Lm bh0. - '
The wkinga Nemh sod We,. a.uq '., •
baing teeppose poliilsap,