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Sketches of the early Catholic missions of Kentucky; from their commencement in 1787 to the jubilee of 1826-7.

Author: M J Spalding
Publisher: New York, Arno Press, 1972.
Series: Religion in America (New York, N.Y.)., Series II.
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Spalding, M.J. (Martin John), 1810-1872.
Sketches of the early Catholic missions of Kentucky.
New York, Arno Press, 1972
(OCoLC)613274137
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Spalding
ISBN: 0405040873 9780405040870
OCLC Number: 246525
Notes: Reprint of the 1844 ed.
Description: xvi, 308 pages 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; Brief summary of the early history of Kentucky ; Necessity of this introduction ; The two historians of Kentucky ; The original Indian claimants of Kentucky ; Treaties with them ; The pioneers ; Dr. Walker ; John Finley ; Daniel Boone ; The "Long Hunters" ; The Surveyors ; The first man burned in Kentucky ; James Harrod ; Stations of Boonesborough and Harrod's Town ; Other Stations ; Difficulties and dangers of the emigrants ; James Rogers Clark ; Takes Kaskaskias and Post St. Vincent's ; Battle of the Blue Licks ; Expedition of Clark ; Kentucky a State ; Gen'l. Harmar's Expedition ; Gen'l. St. Clair's Defeat ; Gen'l. Wayne's Victory ; Treaty of Greenville ; General Peace --
The early Catholic emigrants to Kentucky ; Glowing reports of the pioneers ; Virginia and Maryland in motion towards the West ; The first Catholic emigrants to Kentucky ; Dr. Hart ; Wm. Coomes ; The first physician and the first school ; The successive Catholic colonies ; Dangers on the way ; Running the gauntlet ; Indian attacks ; Death of McManus, of Cox, and of Buckman ; The savages and the Cross ; Thrilling incident of the late war ; Mode of procuring salt ; Domestic manners of the early emigrants to Kentucky ; Furniture, food, and apparel ; Hospitality ; Singular adventures and hair-breadth escapes of Wm. Coomes ; Incidents in the early history of Harrod's Town --
The first Catholic missionary in Kentucky ; His life and times ; From 1787, to 1793 ; Father Whelan ; His early history ; His appointment to the mission of Kentucky ; His arrival and missionary labours ; Promiscuous meetings and dancing ; Prejudices of Sectarians ; Anecdotes ; Father Whelan's trials and difficulties ; His return to Maryland and subsequent life ; Rev. Wm. De Rohan ; Remarkable adventures of John Lancaster --
Reverend M. Badin in Kentucky ; From 1793 to 1797 ; The French Revolution ; Virtues of the exiled French clergy ; M. Badin ; His early studies ; Anecdote ; His firm attachment to the faith ; He sails for America ; Sindular coincidence ; Anecdote of Bishop Carroll ; M. Badin appointed to the missions of Kentucky ; Characteristic conversation between him and Bishop Carroll ; Departure for Kentucky ; Delay at Gallopolis ; Arrival of M. Barrieres ; M. Badin alone in Kentucky ; His troubles ; Christian friendhship ; M. Rivet ; M. Badin's labours in Kentucky ; His missionary stations ; Teaching Catechism ; Morning and evening prayer ; His maxims ; Curious anecdote ; Hearing confessions ; Dancing ; Anecdotes ; Strange notions respecting Catholic priests ; M. Badin's privations ; His disinterested zeal ; His dangers and adventures ; How to cure the pleurisy ; St. Paul --
Arrival of other missionaries ; From 1797 to 1803 ; Rev. M. Fournier ; Traits and facts of his early life ; His arrival in Kentucky ; His stations and labours ; His character ; His sudden death ; Rev. Mr. Salmon ; His zeal and labours ; Humorous incident ; His tragical death ; His epitaph ; Rev. M. Thayer ; Anecdote of Franklin ; Mr. Thayer's conversion ; His labours in Boston ; In Kentucky ; And in Limerick ; His death Early history of the Chief Protestant Sects in Kentucky ; From 1784 to 1820 ; Our authorities ; Father Rice ; His opinion of the first Protestant preachers in Kentucky ; A "speck" of religion ; Wrangling and sectarism ; A frightful picture ; Causes of religious decline ; Avarice in preachres ; The great hurricane of religion ; Origini and doctrines of the Cumberland Presbyterians ; Fierce and indomitable spirit of Presbyterianism ; Origin of the "New-Lights" ; Singular manifesto ; Sentence of deposition ; A curious document ; Origin of the Campbelites ; Presbyterian dissensions ; A preacher twice convicted of slander ; Another condemned ; Disunion among Baptists ; The "great revival" in Kentucky ; Col. Stone's description of it ; Farther particulars ; Jerking, jumping, falling, and barking exercises ; The Shakers in Kentucky ; Curious religious statistics ; Reflections --
M. Badin again alone ; From 1803 to 1805 ; Death of missionaries ; M. Rivet and General Harrison ; But three Catholic missionaries in the whole West ; Labors of M. Badin increase ; No rest in this life ; Anecdote of Bishop David ; M. Badin not dead ; Fruits of his labours ; Piety of early Catholics ; Zeal to attend church "Uncle Harry," a pious negro ; Hospitable Catholics of the olden time ; Distinguished men of Kentucky, friends of M. Badin ; Joe Daviess ; Converts ; Judge Twyman ; Mrs. Onan ; Singular charge against Catholics ; Is the Pope antichrist? ; Zealous Catholic laymen ; Anecdotes ; Celibacy ; Having two wives ; The "Water-witch" ; Asking a sign ; Divorces ; Praying by proclamation ; How many Commandments ; "Principles of Catholics" ; Discussion with preacher McHenry ; Famous sermon on Baptism --
The Rev. Charles Nerinckx ; His early life and labours ; From 1805 to 1811 ; M. Nerinckx ; His childhood and early history ; Curate at Malines ; And at Everbery Meerbeke ; His care of children ; Revival of piety ; His austerity ; Is percecuted and compelled to fly ; His retreat at Terremonde ; Escapes to the United States ; A "floating hell" ; Reaches Baltimore ; Sent to Kentucky ; His arrival and early labours ; His spirit of prayer and mortification ; His courage and zeal ; His cheerfulness and kindness to the poor ; His narrow escapes in crossing rivers ; His wolf adventure ; His adventure with Hardin ; His bodily strength and toils ; The churches he built ; His labours in the confessional ; A touching devotion ; The fruits of his zeal ; The secret of his success ; A touching incident --
The Dominicans in Kentucky ; From 1805 to 1824 ; Early missionary labours of the Dominican Order ; The English Dominicans ; College at Bornheim ; Departure for America ; Arrival in Kentucky ; Founding of St. Rose ; The new noviciate ; Bishop Concannon ; Father Wilson's learning, virtues, labours and death ; Father Edward Fenwick ; His zeal and labours ; 'Stray sheep' ; Humorous adventure with an old lady ; His missionary labours in Ohio ; Founding of St. Joseph's, Somerset ; Nominated first Bishop of Cincinnati ; His success and death ; The missionary labours of the Dominicans in Kentucky ; Father Willet ; College of St. Thomas Aquinas ; Monastery of St. Magdalen's The Trappists in Kentucky ; From 1805 to 1809 ; Goodness of Providence toward the missions of Kentucky ; The Cistercian and Carthusian Monks ; The Abbe De Rance ; His early life, disorders, and conversion ; His exemplary penance ; Attempts a reform of the Order ; The Trappists ; Their rules and austerities ; Dispersed by the French Revolution ; Some of them escape to America ; Father Urban Guillet ; The Trappists at the Pigeon Hills, in Pennsylvania ; Their arrival in Kentucky ; Their edifying life and austerities ; The number who died in Kentucky ; Cross in the moon ; Departure for Missouri ; Delay at the mouth of the Ohio ; Sublime spectacle ; Ascent of the Mississippi ; Curious accident ; The Trappists at Flourissant ; And at Monk's Mound ; The Indians ; Curious fact in acoustics ; Deaths at Monk's Mound ; Return to Europe ; Incidents of travel ; Remarks on a passage in the "American Notes" of Charles Dickens --
The arrival of the Bishop in Kentucky ; Efforts of M. Badin to have a Bishop nominated for Kentucky ; His journey to Baltimore ; Edifying incident at Brownsville Pennsylvania ; The Rev. M. Flaget ; His early life ; Arrival in America ; Labours at Vincennes ; In Havana ; And at Baltimore ; His qualities ; Appointed first Bishop of Bardstown ; Firmly declines accepting ; Compelled to yield ; Consecrated ; The Rev. M. David ; Difficulties and delay at Baltimore ; Extracts from the Bishop's correspondence ; Incidents of the journey to Kentucky ; The arrival ; The ceremonies of taking possession of his See ; Apostolical poverty ; Religious statistics of Kentucky on his arrival ; And of the Northwest ; The Bishop removes to St. Thomas', and to Bardstown ; The first priest ordained in Kentucky ; His zeal and labours ; Eulogy of Bishop Flaget --
Rev. M. Nerinckx again ; His establishments and death ; From 1811 to 1824 ; Rev. M. Nerinckx ; Faithful unto death ; A good soldier of the cross ; His merits testified by Bishop Flaget ; His success in making converts ; Appointed adminstrator of New Orleans ; Declines the honor ; Affection of his old parishioners ; His spirit and character ; Founds the Society of Loretto ; The objects of the Sisterhood ; The Mother House ; And branch establishments ; Bishop Flaget's testimony ; Utility of the Society ; Christian perfection ; Reliance on Providence ; Love of Poverty ; Continual prayer ; Mortification ; Rules modified ; Journey of M. Nerinckx to Missouri ; His edifying death ; Translation of his remains ; His monument and epitaph --
Father David ; His early life ; The theological seminary ; Father David ; His parentage and early youth ; He studies for the Church ; And is ordained ; Joins the Sulpicians ; Is forced to fly from France ; Sails for America ; Becomes a missionary in Maryland ; Gives retreats with great fruit ; Resides in Georgetown College ; And in Baltimore ; Accompanies Bishop Flaget to Kentucky ; Founds our theological seminary ; Its early history sketched ; Virtues and labours of the Seminarians ; Instructions and maxims of Father David ; His character ; His missionary labours --
The Sisters of Charity in Kentucky ; Father David, their Founder ; The objects of the Sisterhood ; Its humble beginning ; And early history ; Its rapid growth ; And extended usefulness ; Branch establishments ; Removal to the present situation ; Present condition of the Society ; A precious legacy The New Cathedral of St. Joseph's ; Consecration of Father David ; His writings, death, and character ; Removal of the Seminary to Bardstown ; Erection of the Cathedral ; Liberal subscriptions ; Obstacles ; Dedication of the Cathedral ; The edifice described ; Its paintings and ornaments ; Father David named Bishop ; Accepts with reluctance ; His poverty ; His Consecration ; His zeal redoubles ; His zeal for the rubrics ; And taste for music ; His qualities as pastor of the Cathedral ; As a preacher ; And as a confessor ; The splendid services of the Cathedral ; A refreshing reminiscence ; Testimony of eye-witnesses ; The remainder of Father David's life ; His zeal for the faith ; His oral discussion with Hall ; His controversial sermons and writings ; His other writings ; His happy death ; And character --
Rev. Messrs. O'Flynn and Derigaud ; Rev. F. O'Flynn ; His early life ; Emigration to America ; And arrival in Kentucky ; His appearance and piety ; Incident showing his eloquence ; His infirm health ; And return to France ; Rev. M. Derigaud ; His early life ; Ordination ; Virtues ; Zeal and labours ; A religious brotherhood ; His edifying death --
Rev. Wm. Byrne and Rev. George A. M. Elder ; Two Christian friends ; Two founders of Colleges ; Rev. Wm. Byrne ; His early life ; His ordination ; His zeal and missionary labours ; Founds St. Mary's College ; His unshaken constancy in adversity ; His qualities as a preacher ; His virtues and instructions ; Falls a martyr of charity ; Rev. G. A. M. Elder ; His early life ; And missionary labours ; His amiability of character ; Founds St. Joseph's College ; A touching incident ; His indefatigable zeal ; His pious and edifying death --
The Jubilee of 1826-7 ; Statistics of the Diocese at its close ; Conclusion ; The nature of a Jubilee ; And of an Indulgence in general ; The utility of Indulgences shown ; The Jubilee of 1826-7 in Kentucky ; Its commencement ; Progress ; And astonishing results ; Edifying examples ; Conversions of Protestants ; Statistics of the Diocese ; The Rev. Mr. Kenrick ; Reflections ; The Patriarch of the West.
Series Title: Religion in America (New York, N.Y.)., Series II.

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