The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 ; the Original French, Latin, and Italian Texts, with English Translations and Notes, Volume 16

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Burrows Bros. Company, 1898 - Canada
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Establishment of Jesuit missions: Abenaki ; Quebec ; Montreal ; Huron ; Iroquois ; Ottawa ; and Lousiana.
 

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Page 36 - ... everything at the first stroke. If the Savages are capable of astonishment, they will experience it here ; for among them no heed is paid to the sick, especially if they are considered sick unto death; they are looked upon as beings of another world, with whom is held no intercourse, no conversation. I must state, in passing, that here are four great works bound together by a single tie — the settlement of the Savages, the Hospital, the Seminary for little Savage boys, and the seminary for...
Page 256 - ... We were considering three other languages, of Peoples that are nearest to us, — that of the Algonquains, scattered on all sides, both to the South and to the North of our great Lake; that of the Neutral Nation, which is a main gateway for the Southern tribes; that of the Nation of the Stinkards, which is one of the most important openings for the Western tribes, and somewhat more for the Northern. But we have not yet found ourselves strong enough to keep our acquisitions, and at the same time...
Page 254 - The freedom of the children in these countries is so great, and they prove so incapable of government and discipline, that, far from being able to hope for the conversion of the country through the instruction of the children, we must even despair of their instruction without the conversion of the parents.
Page 22 - When we were informed that a bark was about to arrive at Kebec, bearing a College of Jesuits, an establishment 'of Hospital Nuns, and a Convent of Ursulines, the news seemed at first almost a dream; but at last, descending toward the great river, we found that it was a reality. As this holy band left the ship, they fell on their knees and kissed the soil of their beloved country — for thus they called these regions. From a floating prison were seen issuing those virgins consecrated to God, as fresh...
Page 26 - These visits being soon over, these good women retired into their seclusion. Into the Hospital went the three Nuns sent by Monseigneur the Most Reverend Archbishop of Rouen. The three Ursulines withdrew to a private house. Soon afterwards, we had six savage girls given to Madame de la Pelterie or to the Ursulines; and some French girls began going to them for instruction; so that they already perform the duties of their order. But if ever they have a house with sufficient accommodation, and the means...
Page 22 - ... left their homes. All Ocean, with its waves and tempests, had not injured their health in the slightest degree. Monsieur the Governor received them with all possible honor. We led them to the Chapel ; the Te Deum laudamus was chanted; the Cannon thundered on all sides. Then we conducted them to the houses set apart for them until such time as they should have others more suitable for their duties. On the following day they were taken to the Residence of Sillery, where the Savages dwell. When...
Page 26 - ... Hospital went the three Nuns sent by Monseigneur the Most Reverend Archbishop of Rouen. The three Ursulines withdrew to a private house. Soon afterwards, we had six savage girls given to Madame de la Pelterie or to the Ursulines; and some French girls began going to them for instruction; so that they already perform the duties of their order. But if ever they have a house with sufficient accommodation, and the means to feed the savage children, they will perhaps have so many of these as to weary...
Page 185 - Dieu efloit auant la creation du ciel & de la terre; s'il eftoit, où fe logeoit-il? puis qu'il n'étoit, ny au ciel, ny en la terre? Vous dites encore que les Anges ont efté crées au commencement du monde, & que ceux qui defobeïrent furent iettez en Enfer: d'ailleurs, vous mettez l'Enfer dans le fond de la terre ; cela ne fe peut pas bien accorder, car fi les Anges ont peché deuant la creation de la terre, ils n'ont pû eflre iettez en Enfer, ou l'Enfer n'eft pas où vous le placez.

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