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 11
Establishment of Jesuit missions: Abenaki ; Quebec ; Montreal ; Huron ; Iroquois ; Ottawa ; and Lousiana.
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Page 231 - Christ enabled to perform mighty acts in his name. "Thus, I believe in the Father, in the Son, and in the Holy Ghost, or Spirit of God through his operations; and I believe that all three, in their acts, are operating jointly and severally in promoting the salvation of our race. If I am wrong in this belief, I can only pray that God will enlighten my understanding and mind, and bring it into subjection to his will...
Page 33 - Provincial de la Compagnie de JESUS en la Province de France. Par le P. Paul le Jeune de la mesme Compagnie, Super ieur de la Residence de Ke'bec; during the time and space of ten consecutive years.
Page 15 - Brebeuf will write to the General of his Order in May, 1637: ". . . We are gladly heard, we have baptized more than two hundred this year, and there is hardly a village that has not invited us to go to it. Besides, the result of this pestilence and of these reports has been to make us better known to this people; and at last it is understood, from our actions and from our truths £of religion], that we have not come hither to buy skins or carry on any traffic, but solely to teach them and win them...
Page 77 - ... vol. iii, pp. 43-44; cf. Const. Docs., vol. i, p. 53; Stillman, Remarks on Quebec, p. 386.) convivial groups; and any austerity of life which they assumed was very largely the result of isolation and the rigorous discipline of the church. This is very vividly brought out by Le Jeune when he writes : I have here a request to make of all those who wish to express an opinion of the condition of our colony, — to close their eyes while the ships are at anchor in our ports, and to open them at their...
Page 195 - ... relish they experience in drinking them, but for the pleasure they find in becoming drunk. [They imagine in their drunkenness that they are listened to with attention, that they are great orators, that they are valiant and formidable, that they are looked up to as Chiefs, hence this folly suits them...
Page 93 - If some one would depict three, four, or five demons tormenting one soul with different kinds of tortures, — one applying to it the torch, another serpents, another pinching it with red-hot tongs, another holding it bound with chains, — it would have a good effect, especially if everything were very distinct, and if rage and sadness appeared plainly in the face of the lost soul. Fear is the forerunner of faith in these barbarous minds.
Page 31 - Provincial of the Society of JESUS in the Province of France. By Father PAUL RAGUENEAU of the same Society, Superior of the Huron Mission.
Page 197 - ... the independent traders along the Gaspe coast, and at Tadoussac, and gradually found its way to Quebec, whence it was to travel into the woods. As early as 1636 drunkards were being punished at Quebec, and in 1637 Father Le Jeune, who blamed the whole business upon the English, confessed sadly ". . . but it is very difficult to prevent our Frenchmen from co-operating in this dissolute conduct. . . ."49 Despite this evidence of human frailty, it seems to be certain that the bulk of the French,...
Page 57 - If someone would give her a dowry, when she is of marriageable age, and then send her back to these countries, I believe that much would be accomplished for the glory of our Lord. For a little Savage girl, comfortably settled here, and married to some Frenchman or Christian Savage, would be a powerful check upon some of her wandering countrymen.
Page 93 - The devils are so mingled with the men that nothing can be identified therein, unless it is studied closely. If some one would depict three, four, or five demons tormenting one soul with different kinds of tortures, — one applying to it the torch, another serpents, another pinching it with red-hot tongs, another holding it bound with chains, — it would have a...