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y fS: fc -j.- ^y A ROSARY OP ALM8. "During the month of the Holy Ros ary why not give a Rosary of Alms to the missions? Make each bead rep resent even the smallest sum, or a large one according to your means, but oiler your Rosary Alms, like a crown of flowers, to Our Lady, and she will not fail to obtain for you a rosary of blessings in return." CATHOLIC FORESTERS TO RAISE $20,000.00. The Women's Catholic Order of For CBters, in convention at Association Kail, Chicago, 111., in which city its main office is located, went on record September 29th as the first and largest organization of Catholic women to en dorse the work of The Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America, when it voted the sum of $20,000.00 to the extension society, to be used in the building of Catholic chapels in the poor sections of the United States. This amount is to be raised by an annual per capita tax of ten cents, for a period of three years. As is known, the objects of the Church Extension Society is to preserve the Faith of Jesus Christ to the thousands and thousands of Catholics scattered in every portion of our land, especially ia country and pioneer districts. The proposed fund of the Foresters Will be known as The Women's Cath olic Order of Foresters Chapel Fund, and from the interest accruing there on, the executive comAittee of the Extension Society will build annually two chapels as memorials to deceased members of the Women's Catholic Or der of Foresters. This order was organized in Chicago in 1892, having for its purpose benevo lent co-operation amongst Catholic women, with assessment life insurance at a low rate, has a membership of sixty-five thousand women, with courts Mattered over many of the st CATHOLIC LITERATURE. We are Informed that The Catholic Church Extension Society has com piled a most complete list of missions and stations where Catholic literature will be most acceptable. No doubt, there is a great quantity of Catholic literature lying unused in many Cath olic homes. It can be resurrected and sent out to give Catholic inspiration to many who never see a Catholic book, magazine or paper. The Catholic Truth Society has pub lished many valuable pamphlets which are shelved in many places Inactive. There is a lot of life in them yet they could be sent out and made to work. One priest says: "I find Catholic books a great help (in places he men tions) not only there, but in small places where I say Mass in the houses. There is quite a demand for Catholic ltftoks." Another priest expresses himself thus: "Those silent teachers will take my place ih the stations, where I CATHOLICITY IN TOUMET, GOLlAv MISSION FIELDS. can be only two or three times a year. They are very usetul, and will do lots of good on the missions." Another: "I distributed the litera ture among my parishioners, who were very eager to read it." Those willing to join in the good work of spreading Catholic knowledge can get information by writing The Catholic Church Extension Society of the U. S. A., 1133 McCormick Bldg., Chicago, 111.' MON Toumet? What, you have never heard of the place? Well, I am not surprised, for the name is little known outside of China. Nevertheless, Tou met is a tract of territory as large as Belgium, which is included in the Vi cariate Apostolic of Mongolia. These regions, which surround the upper bend of the Yellow River, are now fa vored by a marvellous movement to ward Catholicity. For a long time, It is true, the Belgian missionaries sta tioned in Mongolia have been able to offer to Our Lord a fruitful harvest of conversions and baptisms but, during the last year and a half He who gives the increase and who makes the seed .to fructify, has come to their aid in a •pecial manner. Last December more than three thousand catechumens were enrolled at the mission stations, and since then fifteen hundred new families have ap friied for instruction. This providential movement is extending week by week, writes the Rev. B. De Wilde, B. F. M., In the October Annals. Many villages «nd towns are sending deputations to the missionaries to ask for catechists and preachers of the divine word. From the roof of my house, a humble two-roomed edifice, rough-coated with clay, I can point out ten or twelve villages that were pagan a year ago, but where now, at the request of the villagers, we have opened oratories and Hie catechumens are regularly assem bled for prayer and instruction. My colleagues on the border of east Toumet, as well as those of the neigh boring district, are as fortunate and as eager as myself to forward this gen eral attraction of the natives towards Church. We have, therefore, decided to open •chools in all the villages that present list of fifteen or more families that »mra#r AN INTERESTING JAPANESE VIL LAGE. Nihongi is a little village situated about twenty miles from Tokyo, Japan. Its inhabitants belong to the Eta caste, the pariahs of Japan. "Twenty-five years ago," writes Father Steichen, "when the missionaries visited every village of the country, preaching in the huts of the men of good-will, the old patriarch was the first convert made. Through his zeal the entire village soon became Catholic, and for years these poor people have saved every possible farthing for'the building of the little chapel. Recently, His Grace Archbishop Bonne of Tokyo blessed this modest oratory in which these poor outcasts find greater pleasure than anywhere else. "The last shall be first," says the gospel, and this is very true of the Catholics of Nihongi, for by their virtuous conduct and Christian charity they are a marked contrast to the proud pagans in the neighboring vil lages who are given over to the vices of their corrupt religion. The pagans cannot understand why this despised race is so superior to them in their manner of living, but one day before the Judge of all nations, their eyes will be opened. THE SANDWICH ISLAND8. The Vicariate Apostolic of the Sand wich Islands is in charge of the Fa thers of the Sacred Heart, of Picpus, who have about forty missionaries scattered here and there throughout the islands. The Catholic population of the whole group is close to 40,000 and the church is now self-supporting. The largest element of the population are the Japanese the Chinese come next while the Hawaians are becom ing fewer with each succeeding year. Pure-blooded natives number about forty thousand with about as many more of mixed blood. The* Chinese have intermarried freely with the na tives but the Japanese have sent for wives to their own country and in oth er ways have kept pretty much to themselves. (Continued from page 3.) GILBERT'S FAITH. Before him stretch two paths, and he prays that God may give him grace to choose aright. Not until the first rosy flush tinged the eastern sky did he cease to pray. Then he arose, his face pale and tear-stained, and aching in every limb from his long vigil, his pale lips murmuring, "Thank God, I have no fear in doing right" A year has passed, and during that time Gilbert Martin has not entered the sacred edifice of St. Luke's and yet no exile in far away Siberia ever longed for one glimpse of home as he longed for but one glimpse at the im age of a dying Christ on the high altar of St. Luke's. Gilbert Martin, once the gayest of the gay, has become somewhat of a recluse. With a great fear in her heart, the mother of the young man notes the change and yet, this proud, brilliant woman, does not betray her feelings. And when request after request to her son to attend some social gaiety is refused with the words, "Mother, you will pray excuse me I do not care to go," she has turned and left his presence with a proud silence, daring not to question him on the reason why he did not care to attend. Returning late one night from the opera, she saw a light burning in the library, and she resolved to investigate. Stealing cautiously to the door, she paused for a moment, and her son's voice, low and yet distinct, came to her ears: My God, how happy shduld I be, if I were united with Thy church, with Thee." Waiting to hear no more, she opened the door and entered, then stood mute as if horrified at the sight which met her eyes. Her beloved son was kneel ing, with the emblem of the Catholic faith, the Crucifix, pressed to his heart. Did he hear his mother's en trance? If he did, he gave no notice of it until she said mockingly: Ha, ha, my son this is rne mean ing of your seclusion, your retreat! You might have spared me this, my boy, that the last of our proud- old race should become a Roman. Could you not have spared me this? If you loved me you would have spared me. But mark me, my son, you shall never become a Roman if I have the power to prevent it, you shall not! Give me the emblem I so detest" The white-jeweled hand of Lady Martin. was extended to receive the Cross. What should have been its fate had it been placed in the broad white palm, none can say. But it was not destined to be. For, tenderly pressing his lips to the thorn-crowned •brow, Gilbert Martin arose from his knees, saying in a determined voice: "No, mother, I shall oiot give you this, my dearest treasure. It shall never be clasped in irreverent hands while I have the power to prevent it For lam a Catholic in spirit, and I would be a worse traitor if I granted your request" Then tenderly .clasping his mother's hand he continued: "Seek thy rest, dear mother. The hour is late, you are nr^"rr—"-t"** '^^pP'f,T* e ," ,"" THE CATHOLIC BULLETIN, OCTOBER 28,1911. fatigued, and you must not be angry with me now. For remember the words, 'Let not the sun set on thy an ger!' Lady Martin withdrew her hand from the clasp of her son's, saying: "Gilbert your rash words have broken my heart, but, thank God, they are only rash words and tomorrow we wish to become Christians. Since last shall continue where we leave off to October more than fifty schools have night. And I shall gain the battle. In been ftfttAblished *n the plain, oj^Tou met, other words, you shall not become a Roman." Those words were spoken in a low, mocking tone, as Lady Martin left the room, going directly to her own ele gant chamber. There, dismissing her maid, she flung herself on a silken divan, where she spent the remainder of the night in restless wakefulness. She did not pray, for that proud, worldly woman, could find no conso lation in prayer. The next morning Lady Martin did not appear at breakfeast, but spent the morning hours in her elegant cham- Gilbert received the summons, and though his face paled slightly, he was firmly resolved that no power on earth could prevent him from becoming a Catholic. And with a firm resolve to do what he knew was right, he en tered the library. His mother, pacing restlessly up and down the room, seemed not to notice him. After a few- moments, which seemed an age to Gilbert, Lady Martin, with the most haughty manner, con fronted her son, and Gilbert stood with eyes downcast, before the cold, steady glance of the mother whom he so dearly loved. "My son, have you given up the idea of becoming a Catholic?" "No, mother, I have not, but why should the fact that I am about to be come a Catholic be so distasteful to you? Mother, sanction my good in tention, and by doing so make me very happy." At those words the eyes of Lady Martin seemed to flash with some hid den fire, while her voice, though scarcely above a whisper, was vehe ment, as she said: "No, Gilbert Martin, I can never consent to your becoming a Catholic." "Then, my beloved mother, I must disobey, even though it wounds me deeper than you can ever understand. I must disobey." "My son, is it because you wish to make Helen Moor your wife you be come a Catholic?" "No, mother, I have deeper reasons and even though I had never met Hel en, I should become a Oatnolic just the same, because I wish to save my soul" "My son, do you love Helen Moor?" "More than anyone else in the whole wide world, save yourself, my mother, do Hove this noble-hearted girl." "Very well, Gilbert, there seems but one way to redeem you. I shall give my consent to your marriage with Helen. She whom you love shall reign as mistress at Pinedale as your hon ored wife, if you but remain a Protest ant" 'No, mother, that could never be. Our marriage would be an impossibil ity while I am a Protestant. But even if it were not so, I would become a Catholic just the same, sorely and purely for the love of God." "Then," said his mother, resolutely, Pinedale is no longer your home. Even though night is fast approaching you shall go. I care not where. For Gilbert Martin, you are no longer my son." Lady Martin would have left the room without another word, had not Gilbert laid a trembling hand on her arm to detain her. 'Oh, mother, let me press once more the hand that led me safely through the dangers of childhood." Tenderly clasping her hand in both his own, he continued: "Mother, I shall love you none the less in exile. ..You have been tender mother to me. And. tomor- row in St Luke's church I shall be baptized at 4 o'clock. I shall pray for you, mother, in that soul uplifting hour. And now, my fceloved parent, farewell." "Go, my son, you have broken my heart." He bent and pressed his lips to the jeweled hand of his mother, while bit terly weeping, and trusting himself to say no more, after one lingering caress and a last silent pressure on the hand of his mother, standing so proudly erect with not the slightest token of? pain on her pale countenance, he soft ly left the room. A servant entered, asking Lady Mar tin if she desired a light, but she de-l clined, saying: "I prefer the twilight, Supper need not be served tonight. Gilbert dines out. If I wish any re freshment I shall ring. See that I am not disturbed again tonight." The servant withdrew, and Lady Martin arose and went to her cham ber feeling that she could not endure such mental anguish as she now en dured, and remain Bane. She swal lowed an opiate and prepared to re tire. The sun was shining brightly when Lady Martin awoke. She had thought to find relief in her artificial slumber, yet hers was a night of torture. Throughout the long, dark hours she had dreams of her son. Again and again the last harrowing scene had been enacted, so vividly that she shud dered as she recalled It now. "Sleeping or waking,, I shall never know peace again." ber, racking her brain in trying to find ^ame day the church of St. Luke's is some plan to prevent her son from becoming a Catholic. The long, pieasant morning hours passed quietly at Pinedale, and the sun was setting ere Lady Martin sum moned Gilbert to the library for the much-dreaded interview. s After her son's departure Lady Mar tin stood for some moments as if struck dumb by some crushing blow. Then, pressing her hand to her brow, she stepped to the open window that the breeze might revive her, as she felt very faint. Seating herself, she gazed out, and it was a peaceful scene that met her eyes. The sun had set, and yet that fair New England valley was enveloped in a smoky haze throug which the lights of the distant village faintly gleamed. The first pale star of eve appeared in the vast dome of heaven. Lady Martin, gazing upon it thought of the great beyond. Then the pent-up storm broke, and the heart of that proud New England mother was torn with grief. "What have I done, oh, what have I done? Why did I send him, whom I loved better than my life, out into exile? Because he dared to do that which he deemed right have I sent him, and I. am alone—all alon6. Life's day *s ending. Life's eve is drawing nigh. I have given no thought to death. I have not could not teach my son of the great beyond. Gilbert Gilbert why have you left me?" Four o'clock in the afternoon of the thronged. In that vast audience, de vout members of the parish and mere spectators mingle. Yet all are alike attentive to the eloquent sermon of Father Gray. In deep and soul-touch ing words, he told, of the great devo tion of noble men and women who had become martyrs for their faith. "And here, too, would we find them, right here in my fold would we find those willing to sacrifice their lives rather, yea, a thousand times rather, than their faith." Those words of Father Gray, touched the heart of Lady Martin—for, moved by some sud den impulse, she betook herself to the church. And when she saw her be loved son enter the chancel, his hand some face pale, yet radiant, she thought: "There would you find a martyr. What a fool I was to put my puny strength against such a noble faith." Then, bowing her head on her clasped hands, she wept as she re called the pain she had inflicted in the heart which trusted so deeply in a Divine Father. It was then for the first time a prayer of thankfulness escaped her lips for ber sbn's noble faith. Lady Martin, leaning on the arm of her son, is walking slowly home ward through the deepening twilight. In low and tender tones she begs him to forgive her hasty decision. "My dear mother, there is nothing to forgive. I have forgotten all in the supreme joy of this hour," replied her son, tenderly pressing the white jew eled hand resting on his arm. "My noble son, thank God we are perfectly reconciled to each other, and now, my boy, I am anxiously wait ing to welcome Helen to Pinedale." "My mother, how can I ever thank you for making this the happiest hour I have ever known." "By praying that God may one day bless me with a faith' as deep and grand as my son's, can you prove your thanks." —Annie Broderlek. in Intermoutatn Catholic. J. H. D8N0HUE GENERAL CONTRACTOR 660 BilfilSan Block, ST. PAUL, ilNN. P. J. SCHOLLERT INCORPORATBD Painter and Decorator I N E PAPER-HANGINGS BOTH PHONES 1295 494-496 ST. PETER STREET Corner Exchange ST.PAUL. MINNESOTA F. A. M4RON Real Estate and Insurance BROKER, NOTARY PUBLIC Examiner of Abstracts. Wills and other legal documents carefully executed. 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