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 63

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Reuben Gold Thwaites
Burrows Bros. Company, 1900 - Canada
 

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Page 289 - Onondaga in 1676. At another dance, on the same occasion, " the guests were covered with feathers from their heads to their feet, and were all masked ;" but there is no hint of what the masks were like. In 1687 Beschefer went with De Nonville in the Seneca invasion, and wrote to Villermont: I was mistaken when I told you that the Iroquois wore no masks. They make some very hideous ones with pieces of wood, which they carve according to their fancy. When our people burned the villages of the Tsonnontouans,...
Page 289 - Relations" of 1687 to Villermont: I was mistaken when I told you that the Iroquols wore no masks. They make some very hideous ones with pieces of wood, which they carve according to their fancy. When our people burned the villages of the Tsonnontouans (Seneca), a young man made every effort in his power to get one that an outaouae (Ottawa) had found in a cabin, but the latter would not part with it. It was a foot and a half long, and wide in proportion; 2 pieces of a kettle...
Page 18 - Chauchetiere recounted the events that transpired later that year: The demon [the devil], who saw the glorious success of this mission, used another kind of battery. Transfiguring himself as an angel of light, he urged on the devotion of some persons who wished to imitate Catherine, or to do severe penance for their sins. He drove them even into excess, - in order, no doubt, to render Christianity hateful even at the start; or in order to impose upon the girls and women of this mission, whose discretion...
Page 192 - ... par les Hurons de Lorette (l'Ancienne) aux Iroquois du Sault : " Cette année, écrit-il, sera remarqnable par un célèbre présent qui fut envoyé de Lorette au Sault; c'estoit un collier exhortatif qui addressoit la voix des Loretains à ceux du Sault pour leur faire prendre la foy tout de bon, pour leur faire bâtir une chapelle au plus tout ; et il les exhortoit aussy à combattre les différens démons qui conjuroient la ruine de l'une et l'autre mission. Ce collier fui...
Page 217 - Indians do not account themselves worthy that Our Lord should himself take the trouble of going to seek them, however sick they may be. The demon, who saw the glorious success of this mission, used another kind of battery. Transfiguring himself as an angel of light, he urged on the devotion of some persons who wished to imitate Catherine, or to do severe penance for their sins. He drove them even into...
Page 241 - They began this year to make publicly in the church the examination of conscience, which some are since practicing like religious. So many persons were seen to commend themselves to the deceased Catherine Tegakwita ; so many good savages were seen to offer this devotion and found themselves in such necessity this year to address themselves to her, that we believed it was but paying a just tribute to her virtue to remove her from the cemetery — where a little monument had been erected to her, a...
Page 71 - The Reverend Father Chrestien, a Recollet, — who during most of the time, is as you know, in the countries of the Gaspessiens, Instructing them with very fervent zeal, — told me some Days ago that he desired only one favor for these Gaspessiens. That is, to see them come into our mission, to which he was urging them as much as he could. Those who are here from that nation are doing well
Page 149 - I quickly learned it, and rendered myself able to recite the rosary in Huron—which I said in that language rather than in Latin, because of the spiritual consolation which this manner of praying to God procured for me. As soon as I arrived in Canada, I was actually appointed to the mission of the Hurons; and after a year I was sent to the Sault, where I have remained until the present year. Moreover, in...
Page 205 - ... carried their virginity to heaven, who were but thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, or twenty years old. Several are still living who, having often refused good offers in marriage, pass the marriageable age, and give to God their bodies and their souls in great poverty, and clothe themselves by alms. This spirit has this year united all those persons, who number thirteen; they have for their object the highest state of perfection. They assemble, and one makes a brief exhortation; or else they tell their...
Page 157 - ... [confraternity] at la prairie. Our newly- baptized people returned in autumn, and landed at la prairie, where in the course of time they and many others have built a fine village. They spent the rest of the year in the same cabin which the french had built for them. At the beginning of winter, They set out to go hunting...

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