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Encyclical of His Holiness Leo XIII. on Labour
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To our Readers ...
Kill-O'Donnell. By Father McLoughlin, P.P.
MONTHLY PATRONS :-
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TO OUR READERS.
With this number begins the second year's issue of the TERTIARY. For the past twelve months there was scarce a day passed by without bringing some word of encouragement to those who have charge of it. We trust that the coming year will bring as much encouragement, as much help, and more, and we promise that the quality of the fare provided shall improve in exact measure with the encouragement received.
We recommend the TERTIARY to the Members of the Third Order, for it was for them principally its publication was begun. If each member of all the
and numerous congregations which at present subscribe would but interest himself or herself in gaining a new subscriber or two from time to time, the present circulation would soon double and treble itself. It does not matter that your new subscriber is not a member of the Third Order. Though intended principally for them it is meant also to be of instruction and edification to Catholics at large.
We, therefore, respectfully offer the TERTIARY to the notice of the Very Rev, and Rev. Clergy, and of religious communities, trusting that it may be of assistance to them in their toil for souls.
We propose to carry out still more regularly next year the programme with which we started. Each month there will be a short life of a saint as patron, a Conference on the Third Order or other religious subject, an historical sketch, items from the missions, &c. Poetry and light prose shall not be wanting, and everything shall be done to make the paper interesting as well as useful.
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PATRON OF THE MONTH.
BLESSED JOHN OF PRADO. MARTYR OF THE FIRST ORDER,
(1560-1631). BLESSED John was born at Morgroveso, in Leon. His father, Sancho de Prado, was a man of noble rank. The early years of Blessed John's life were spent in close study at Salamanca. He was not slow in manifesting a profound distaste for the world, and in the flower of his youth he bade adieu to all things perishable, and embraced the religious life among the Franciscans of the Province of St. Gabriel. Soon he was singled out from among the most fervent as a devoted follower of the Seraphic Father in mortification, humility, and prayer. God had dowered him with all gifts necessary