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The Jesuit in India [signed W.S.]. (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 12 feb 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ... the event. "In the midst of life we are in death: who knows? perhaps the next post may bring you news that I too am no more." And it was so. THE COLLEGE OF NEGAPATAM. Father Clifford's anxiety for the foundation of a College, and the degree in which he was himself likely to have been useful to its working, have been alluded to in the foregoing letter. His death, and the other losses the Mission sustained, deferred its commencement till 1845, when a Seminary College, chiefly in the hope of training the future Clergy of the district, was opened at Negapatam. This city stands on a branch of the river Cavery, in the kingdom of Tanjore, in the Southern part of India. There had been a Seminary there formerly, which was one reason for its selection as a site. Poor as the Mission was, and with very few Priests, it was absolutely necessary to open this School without delay, as the children of Catholic parents, having no means of education, were daily enticed into exceptionable schools, where not only their Faith but, in some instances their morals also were the sacrifice. The immense sums expended by the various Protestant sects have been alluded to in a previous chapter. We find the following estimate in a well-known Journal: "Revenues Of Missionary Societies.--The London Missionary Society commenced its operations in 1800, and up to 1849 it had expended £ 1,922,346: 18: 2. The Baptist Missionary Society commenced also in 1800, and up to 1842 it had expended £ 620,431: 11: 9. The Wesleyan Missionary Society commenced in 1803, and had expended up to 1819 £ 2,269,855: 9: 0. The Church Missionary Society commenced in 1805, and had expended up to 1849 £2,153,750: 18: 11. The Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews commenced in 1809, and u...

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