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active part in the labors among the poor. This girls of his parish: Leocadie Bourgeois (Soeur de branch of the work received the approbation of I'Assomption), Julie Heon (Sceur de J^us), Pope Leo XUI, with special indulgences, in March, Mathilde Leduc (Sceur Sainte-Marie), and Hedwige 1881. Two confraternities also holp the Sisters. Buisson (Soeur Saint-Joseph). The end of the con- ' Once a month the Confraternity of Our Lady of the gregation is the education of children. At present Assumption pathers together the fathers of families, the Sisters have 66 houses, of which 13 are in a priest presides, and addresses are made by promi- the United States. These are at : Southbridge, nent laymen who co-operate in the work under Diocese of Springfield, Mass. (founded 1891), 15 the title of "Decurion.*' In January, 1921, Pope Sisters, 705 pupils; Spencer, Diocese of Springfield, Benedict XV granted them special indulgences. Mass. (1892), 11 Sisters, 401 pilpils; Meriden, Dio- The Confratermty of the Daughters of St. Monica cese of Hartford, Conn. (1893), 8 Sisters, 282 gathers the mothers of families, under the guidance nupils ; Indian Orchard, Diocese of Springfield, of a priest. Once a month an address is delivered Mass. (1895), 8 Sisters, 371 pupils; Brockton, Arch- by one of the Lady-Servants." diocese of Boston, Mass. (1902), 10 Sisters, 384 A candidate for the religious order may make pupils; Greenville, Diocese of Manchester, N. H. her first probation in her own country. Postulancy (1905), 7 Sisters, 250 pupils; Laconia, Diocese lasts from six to nine months, then follows a of Manchester, N. H. (1906), 19 Sisters, 686 pupils; novitiate of two years, after which profession is Lowell, Archdiocese of Boston, Mass. (1907), 22 made. Perpetual vows are taken eight years after Sisters, 1105 pupils; Barton, Diocese of Burlin^on, the first profession. The congregation received Vt. (1907), 6 Sisters, 170 pupils; Glens Falls, Dio- the Apostolic Brief from Pope Leo XlII, 29 March,' cese of Albany, N. Y. (1908), 9 Sisters, 284 pupils; 1881, was granted the Decree of Praise in April, Southbridge, Diocese of Springfield, Mass. (1910), 1897, and final approbation in July, 1901. The 11 Sisters, 508 pupils; Hudson Falls, Diocese of
grocess of the beatification of the co-foundress, Albany, N. Y. (1916), 8 Sisters, 252 pupils; Bristol,
f other Marie de Jesus (Antoinette Fage), was Diocese of Hartford, Conn. (1918), 8 Sisters, 312
begun in September, 1921, the postulators of the pupils; a total of 142 Sisters and 5710 pupils.
!£f ^^!™'hnl"^r^^ ^SSr ArciAgeli, wholame to this s^e 1898, d. 6 February,
i^d'irr 'peJ^etuVvo^ L 'l8XruliiH^^^^^^^ ^Tr^^' L^rS^nl'" Sd^S^ISSt^?
^u n. tiie «eau ui iue uungregiiwou uuui uer numbered 182,600; there are 180 parishes, 300 secu-
t'kI ««««....^*;r>« i,oa fl«,.o-^ ♦k,.«i,„i,^«* ♦!.« ^^^ ^^^ 20 regular clergy, 85 seminarians, 525
The conp-^tion has spread throughout the churches or chapels, 5 brothers and 60 sister^,
world. In 1880 foundations were made m England; ^ ^ o«i«;io.
in 1891, in Ireland and New York; in 1900, in Astorga, Diocesb op (Aturicensis; cf. C. E.,
Belgium; in 1903, in Rome; and in 1909, in Buenos II-18d), comprises parts of the provinces of Leon,
Aires. In 1922 the congregation numbers 1000 Zamora and Orense in Spain and is suffragan of
members with 32 houses in France, 3 in Italy Valladolid. Rt. Rev. Juliano de Diego y Alcolea,
(Rome, Turin, Milan), 3 in Ireland (Dublin, Cork, who came to this see in 1904, was transferred to
Kingstown), 5 in England (at Bow, Notting Hill, Salamanca 18 July, 1913, and was succeeded by Rt.
and Clapham in London, at Norwich, and at Ches- Rev. Anthonio Senso Lazaro, bom in this diocese
tcr), 4 in Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp, la Louviere, 1868, appointed bishop 18 July, 1913. In 1920 there
Marchienne-au-Pont), 1 in Argentina (Buenos were 401,000 Catholics in the diocese, 890 parishes,
Aires), and 2 in New York City, N. Y. On 11 950 priests, 890 churches, 630 chapels, 18 convents
April, 1891, Mother Marie du Christ, with five with 90 religious and 350 sisters.
other Little Sisters of the Assumption, sailed A4.iM-.««i-» ti,^^«« ^« /a . \ • xu
from Havre for New York. They were welcomed q,^l'*^f*A:„?^^^ /^xyf**"-^
by Archbishop Corrigan, who had visited the ^l""^ ""n ^'?f , 9fi3^fi' t^T"^' I'ofFr^* °^ H^"'
mother-house In 1891 to ask for a foundation in ^f^*' hl^J'^'^^^TSi •^^*^' ^^Ib ^^ ! separation
his diocese. They started their work in a small o^tjie Archdiocese of Mananna, the western port^
house on Second Avenue and removed in 1892 to P^?8 ^^,^fP *3.^°™ ^^/ii^"^ ^}'^^' P^ ^f^^U"
a larger house on East Fifteenth Street, and again ^'™*^ of the diocese of Aterrado coincide with the
in 1919 to another house on the same street A ?,^i^™T>*^°r'fe'^ ^"5^ ?^^^^ parishes of Formiga
second branch in New York was established uptown Po^o-Real, Dores de Judaya and Abaede, which
at 130th Street in 1900, and transferred in 1917 to PT^"^*** ^^^^J ^th^r parishes, are comprised
Convent Avenue and 144th Street. The assistance "? ^^"^ ^"S^^ ^^^ ^"^ ^^ P?®«^°* ^^^^P ^£ *^®
of the Lady-Auxiliaries is encouraging, and the fH^T.:^^' ?n- ^"^^^^"^^ Nunes Co^Iho b. m
work yearly receives new impet^. Cardinal l^'^'^VTi^.^^Pj^^i^^^^^
Dougherty, Archbishop of Philadelphia, visited the J^' uYi'^ ^^w^ if ^^^^""^ ^'"^^ ^^^^ ""^ stetistics
mother-house in 1920, when returning from Rome, ^^^® ^^^° pubhshed.
desiring to have a foundation made by the Sisters Athabaaka, Vicariate Apostouc op (Athabas*
in his own city. This new branch will be estab- kbnsis; cf. C. E., II-33b), in Canada, is suffragan
lished in September, 1922. ' to the Archdiocese of Edmonton. Since 1907 the
vicariate has undergone considerable changes owing
Assnmption of tbe Blessed Virgin, Sibtbrs op to the building of new railways which have opened
THB, a religious congregation of nuns with mother- up the country, which for the most part consists of
house in Nicolet, P. Q., Canada, founded in vast prairies or farm land, the chief occupation of
St.-Gregoire of Nicolet, 8 September, 1853, by the the people being cattle-raising or farming. The
parish priest, Fr. Jean Harper, and four young greater number of the people are Protestant or of 5