The Jesuit In India

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greater number on the western side, besides several flourishing Missions in the north of Hin- dostan, whence the faith was rapidly spreading over all parts of the country. The island of Ceylon was so completely Christian when the ...
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greater number on the western side, besides several flourishing Missions in the north of Hin- dostan, whence the faith was rapidly spreading over all parts of the country. The island of Ceylon was so completely Christian when the Dutch took possession of it in 1650, that all their cruel persecutions could not eradicate it, though they actually sent to the main land for idolatrous priests to re-establish Buddhism, and prohibited the landing of any Catholic Missioner. Yet the faith was so rooted in the hearts of the people, that after 145 years of persecution it still lingered, like fire beneath ashes, to burst forth brilliantly when Priests could again appear. CONSEQUENCES OF THE SUPPRESSION OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS. The source which principally supplied India with Missioners was suddenly to be dried up: in 1773 the Society of Jesus was suppressed by a brief of Clement XIV. The Malabar Mission was then entrusted to the Bishop of Tabraca and the Seminary of Paris. The Fathers of the society who were then on the Mission continued the good work they had begun, and deeply as they regretted their own superiors, they punctually obeyed those now assigned to them by Providence, looking on the new Mis- sioners sent to Madura as beloved brothers and fellow-labourers. Most of the remaining Jesuits were old men, who had toiled for years among the natives, and were looked on by them with the greatest respect. Had we space, a sketch of their labours would be most interesting, but we must proceed with ournarration. F. Mosac, the superior of the Mission, gave way at once to the Bishop of Tabraca, by whom he was superseded after forty years of labour, during which he had baptized above 40,000 persons, chiefly sick children. He lived but a short time longer, occupied in prayer and the exercis...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781104277895
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/2/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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