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?that II W f . . " ' ' J 1! I j L - "This is the 1 h P Church Universal "hhf ! j j 1 faith." ;j 1?U r j CHURCH CALENDAR. ;urc" I Sini'hiy, 1- Third after Pent. Our Lady of an, I jj,,, 'U";iki:'. Si. John of Facundus. :1111a- I Mn''kv, i:J .M. SSt. Anthony of Padua, j Tu.-I;iy, 14 T. Si. Basil the Groat. I Wcim 'xlay, 15 V. St. Vitus and Com p. I Thursday, K' Th. St. John. Francis Regis. I I l-'rid.iy. 17 F. St. Avitus. ' f J Saturday, s SS. lark and Ma reel linn, "in,. i, . ;or- I ' THE KNOCK j ''j1'.0 1 V, John Joromc Koonoy. j f !' Iio!d, I tand at the door. I L stand at the door and knock; j Jl any man sliall hear my voice 1,1 ' And open to me the lock, j.,ut 1 will eome m to linn! j I I will -oiiio in to him! ,)((, I I'he nin'ht is lileak and eliill. PO(.J" I faint. I dn.op. I fall; ,., f any man shall hear my voiee i, And answer to my call, " 1 will sup witii hiin! I 1 will sup with him ! 1 J 5" stand at. the door and kuoek r, i. My love is my only plea ; ;,.,! If any man shall hear my voiee inj; And open his heart to me. nil 1 will abide with him! it J will abide with hinil :h- GLORIFY THE BLESSED VIRGIN 10 lu- 1; i- impossible to glorify ilary without thereby ni- iiiiiLiiifyinjr Christ. If our Divine Lord himself mi wai.l. ""As long as you did it to one of these My. ng l;rt brethren, you dil it to Mo." can it be that 11- ; vlia! wo do to Ills mother is not done to Ilimi td, ! When we consider the world's desire to assume is j Iiiiiiiiiu nature, when we reflect on His further ilo rii.'i'-'' d' His soul and body, and add to all these n- ,nii-Mrrations the remembrance of 11 is immense le nvc. we can see how His goodness would exult in 11- ;ir hice of His mother, whom to love oxeeod- s. iudy was to become fne of His chief est graces, d ' ; ..i 1" the greatest of all human perfections. All I i.iMo creatures were before Him. out of which i- : ,,. chouse the creature that, was to eome nearest - i,i Him. the creature that was to love Him. and to h;ive a natural right to ove Him, best of all. and the ; creature whom duty as well as preference was to ; bind him to love with the intense love. Then, out ! ;' ;dl He chose Mary. What more can be said? y I She fullilled His idea, or rather she did not so v" ii, u -Ji suit His idea, but she was herself His idea, 1 and His idea of her was the cause of her creation. The whole theology of Mary lies in this eternal ! tlicacious choice of her in the bosom of the Fath-' Fath-' er.--Fat her Faber. I THE MONTH OF JUNE. Again the month of the roses is with us, the month so fittingly dedicated by Holy Mother Church to the devotion of the Sacred Heart of .ii -us. Especially dear to every promoter and associate as-sociate of the League should be these chosen days . f d votion, for they are rich in graces and blessings bless-ings io all who use them projxrly. If we love the ( .-.crod Heart we will not be content until we have l byughl (.thcrs to partake of our love and happi- i,, . juid if all exerted their Inv-t endeavors, how ; .'icvou'on would spread and the tire of Divino t- U enkindled over the entire world. The happy v-uIn of the-League of the Sacred Heart are at f I tiiii manifest, for devotion to the Heart of our j i Loi-d means so much to the. soul that ihe f ! ,!!n.si juid devout Catholic cannot afford to allow i .. i;.l.l, ;i an opportunity of grace and benedie- i:'.ni i;i-s unheeded. The coldness and indifference f t' :i ilioughtless world, the manifold insults that i :uv .we may say. momentarily offered our Euchar- n;ic King, appeal most forcibly for reparation and ;h" devout son or daughter of the church finds the Mniirh of June an especial time for returning love for ho worlds coldness, amends for wrong doing, : i- lii.n hath 1oat(1 man so much. Helen May lr-f lr-f via. . -. JUNE INDULGENCES. ; l!y a decree daled May :0. VJQl, the Holy See I :;c increased the indulgences accorded to devo- I lion, of ihe Sacred Heart in June. An indulgence ..; m v. n yeais and seven quarantines may be gained I cirh day by all who with a contrite heart offer any I sj.cci;, devotions in honor of the Sacred Heart, 1 viieth.-r in public or private. A special plenary-. I indulgence may be gained during the monlh of; In i io or in ihe first eight days of July by all who vi! have been present ten times at public devo--f i..n- in honor of the Sacred Heart. The usual conditions are proscribed confession, holy coni-n. coni-n. union and a visit 1o a church or public oratory ii: ' idcr I,, pray for the intentions of the Sovereign I'oii'itl'. Messenger of the Sacred Heart. What It Indicates i You Do Not Take a Catholic Paper. 1. Thai you have not been asked to do so. 'J. That you have little if any interest in Cath-: Cath-: "' .iHil-s. .! That yon prefer not to be bothered with re- '- i-'ii reading, j i. Tjiat is imn'ly neglcd. You haven't t ' iiht of it.' .". That you "take so many papers" you must .-..nomize by cutting off the best and most neees- - of ihrni. Jf ;. That you will h-t the other fellow defend ; 'ir ri-liyion. -r-. 1 ... . 1 .. that you (imereU once wnn an eoiur aim I .'i forgive him, although you agreed with him in 0 ... " i i i v-hine other instances. 1 v. That such money as you pay for papers I : i jjive io dailies which occasionally insult your iion, refer to your church as "the liomish I iireli" and bring yellow immorality and scandal '- ' your family. Now. reader, if you are not a subscriber to a .-.iholi,.- jiaper and bdoiig to the first, fourth, fifth. - ''nth or eighth clas. you will subscribcat once. Ion if you belong to the second, third or sixth we ' 'ii d.. nothing fur you. The Xew Century. MISSIONARY HARDSHIPS IN TEXAS. Trials and privations are daily occurences with h" priest who travels about in this region. He is inied to ascend and descend hills and mountains-' mountains-' i-' u so steej that they are almost insurmountable. II' lias also, to -ross occasionally lakes of great :' i'ih and to iass between precipices which have '"ii hollowed out b the ceaseless flow of torrents ' " ijy volcanic eruptions of past ages. The lakes oi"i water courses are. in winter, so swollen that to ; "' iii)t to cross them would be. fatal, so the poor ; ii.i-'ioiiary is forced to. wait upon, thebahk until h( water subsides. There is no. other course open him. ()n his apostolic journeys he is obliged to h- during the night with no other roof to cover ''nil than the sky, with no other bed than the'earth. jU I'orino the summer the heat is intense, and in t ' i winter the cold is almost insupportable, owing to iy blizzards and the "tempests from the north H wiii.-li penetratp to the bone. During the dry'sea- huu lhe missionary has numerous- and great difii- "" ' "" " 111,1,111 ." IIMI.HIH, man . i:.. i.iii . . Ill cullies to combnt, because of tlx: lack of water. He may travel sixty or even eighty miles without being be-ing able to procure any. Xo doubt the fatigue and sueiings endured bv the missionaries of Rtrica. Asia and Australia are many and great, yet they t-aiuiot be much greater than those which the missionarv of Western Texas , has to undergo. He knows well what it is to pass ihe night m ihe open air in heat or cold, ni the rain and very often in the snow: he knows what it is id endure the agouv of thirst; he is often startled trom sleep by ihe ,.rv 0f a wildcat, the bark of a coyote, (,e hissing of rattlesnakes or the savage noises ,,f bears, panthers anl Mexican lions. All these hardships, however, are endured with patience and resignation. That which pains the missionary niost of all is lhat he cannot celebrate divine service ser-vice in a suitable manner. In most: localities the Holy Sacrifice has to be offered in houses slovenly kept, whose walls and roofs are made of mud, gloomy and dirty places without windows or doors, whose only entrance is a hole pierced in the. wall through which the light enters with the greatest difficulty. ' A PROTESTANT TRIBUTE. the unstinted praise given to our missionaries is not confined to Catholic writers and travelers. I he self-sacrificing men and women who have consecrated con-secrated themselves to what seems in many eases a hopeless task compels the admiration even of those who differ with them on vital points. Witness Wit-ness the following from the pen of George Lvneh. ,,11 v. 1.. . ... ..vi. iwu.nii nueier, wno pronounces tuis encomium en-comium on our saintly religious in Korea, he severe stricture to which he subjects other missionaries mis-sionaries we pass over: - "Yet if Christ came to Korea today He would find that all had not forgotten the lessons of His teaching. He might visit a little mud-walled hut thatched with straw, where live two ladies who for many years have been telling their neighbors of Him; and all the people round about love them, and some come to pray with them; and they have become hermits in His service amidst the strange peopln in this hermit kingdom. "At the end of a bare room where I write, a man of SO is teaching a class. Twenty-five years ago he left Paris. Day in and day out he has followed fol-lowed the dull routine of trying io teach these people. peo-ple. It is a far cry to the boulevards, it is easy to return there, yet he stays. Such as these want no extra-territorial rights, want no ministers to send them gunboats. They fear not for their lives; they have already devoted them, and daily in outstretched out-stretched hands offer them for final acceptance. When one gets a glimpse of the lives of such as these, they stand out in the mind with the illumination illumina-tion of a lightning flash, making in our minds compensation com-pensation for the multitude of those living in the smart and cozy villas, many of whom appear to look upon their sacred calling as one in which a secure if not a large income can be earned, provided pro-vided their governments do their duty by affording them complete protection." , CATHOLIC DISABILITIES. A Catholic disabilities removal bill has been introduced in-troduced in the British parliament, whose text shows the disabilities under which Catholics might be placed in ihe United Kingdom if certain laws were enforced, he object of the bill is to repeal certain penal enactments effecting only Catholic communities of men in Great Britain and Trehwd, and to place the members of those communities in the same position, in respect of the right to ac quire property, as that now occupied by the members mem-bers of all religious communities of women. It reads: "1. ' Notwithstanding any act of parliament to the contrary, it shall be, and shall be deemed to have been, lawful for Jesuits and members of other religious orders, communities or societies of the Roman Catholic church (described in certain acts of parliament, including the Roman Catholic Relief Re-lief act, 1829, as the Church of Rome) bound by monastic or religious vows, to reside in the United Kingdom. - '2. It shall be lawful, and it shall be deemed to have beeen lawful, for Jesuits and members of other religious orders, communities and societies of the said church, consisting of men and bound by religious re-ligious or monastic vows, to take and acquire property prop-erty in like manner and to the same extent as, but subject to such limitations and disabilities as now affect the members of any religions order, community commun-ity or establishment consisting females bound by religious or monastic vows: Provided, however, that nothing in this act shall extend to any property in respect of which it has been judicially determined that it was illegal for Jesuits or for members of other religious orders, communities or societies as aforesaid to take or acquire the same: Provided also that nothing herein contained shall extend to any property given by deed or will, or otherwise, to Jesuits or. members of oilier religious orders, communities com-munities or societies as aforesaid. 'which' property is now in the actual possession of the person or persons beneficially entitled thereto on account of ihe gift of the. said property having been void under the law as existing before the passing of ihis act. ":'. There shall be repealed as from the passing of this act so much of any act of parliament as makes anv provision for the suppression or prohibition prohi-bition of Jesuits or members of other religious orders or-ders communities or societies as aforesaid, and also and more particularly, the enactments set forth in the schedule hereto to the extent in the thirll column col-umn of that schedule mentioned '