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duties, notwithstanding his bead bad not alone in heaven, but also on the been fractured, causing himself to be earth, during life, and even after death, carried in a chair into the church, and as we bebold in the case of our blessed continued his ministry, in despite of bis He was pleased to confer on the broken limb. They made war upon him blessed Angelo, the graces of bis Holy through means of the passions ; but by Spirit, so that he might appear to the the rigours of penitence be overcame eyes of the world as his beloved friend, them; and in recompense whereof the and be recognised by all as sent from Lord was pleused, thenceforth to pre. bim, for the good of the faithful ; disserve him from similar assaults,

tinguishing himn in life, by many gifts, Wbilst be was in the prosecution of and after death, by numerous miracles. bis ministry, there were at times com- “ But passing by, for the sake of bremunicated to his mind, various extru- vity, so many other privileges of this ordinary impressions of virtue, and since description, there were especially comthey were in the babit of crowding upon municated to him from God, the spirit him many at a time, be was accustomed of Prophecy, the perception of the to exclaim, ‘Not all at once ;' as in thoughts, and an insight into the heart ; the exercise of a feeling of obedience he the gift of working miracles, and the one day stated to a superior, who was privilege of supernatural contemplation. questioning bim as to this, and where- This last was in him the more transfore he bud exclaimed, “Not all at cendant, so to express ourselves, since once,'

not only wbilst in prayer, or celebrating It was no uncommon occurrence, mass, was he wrapt into ecstacy, and during the time he was preaching, and bereft of his senses ; but occasionally indeed througbout the whole course of this bappened to him in public, and not his ministry, to bebold in the churches, unfrequently whilst in the act of preachblasphemers trailing their tongues upon ing. We might indeed adduce many, the ground; gamesters burning their many instances in wbich this occurred; cards of play, or tearing them to pieces; but it is sufficient briefly to hint at those the dissolute going with ropes about which took place in Aprigliano, in their necks, seeking pardon for their Montebene, in Fiumefreddo, &c. where infamies committed.

in the sight of all the people, wbilst • Upon one occasion he was desirous standing on a bench, and executing bis of seeing the preparation of the tapers mission, he became ecstatic, and his for the function, and in wi ng it, body was lifted up some distance in the he observed, • Amongst these is one air, to the astonishment of all, Io one taper wbich is not acceptable to Jesus, of these ecstacies, whilst standing in the Cbrist.' In lighting the candles after- air, he opened the band which held the wards, there was one that it was not crucifix, and it remained thus without possible to kindle, notwithstanding the falling. In Finmefreddo wbilst preachrest were all burning. Then exclaimed ing in sight of the sacrament, he became the blessed man, ' Did I not tell you deprived of his senses, and soared that it would not be accepted by Jesus towards the altar, almost ten paces Cbrist ; take it out, and cast it away ; distant from the pulpit, remaining stawbich was done. Upon examining it tionary in the air, so that the influence afterwards it was discovered to have of obedience was ineffectual in recalling been given by a person, who had never him to his senses. The same thing also but once attended the service, and that occurred to him in the country of Belfor the purpose of deriding the mission- monte. What matter of amazement ary ; be shortly afterwards was con- for the people whose destiny it was to signed to the general doom, with but witness such scenes! few marks of a genuine Christian. The “ The Almighty was pleased, in vaministers of God have truly cause to rious places, whilst in the act of preachlook up to our blessed man with rever- ing, to manifest bim in the eyes of all,

encircled, at one time, by rays of extra“ He also inculcated with ardour, de ordinary light, at another, crowned with votion towards the suffering Jesus, and a wreath of never-dying roses, at another Mary his afflicted mother; teaching all, distinguished by a star, the most rehow it beloved them to meditate on the splendent, on his forehead, filling all his sufferings of the Redeemer, and the af- auditory with joy. flictions of the Most Holy Mary.

“ Occasionally he was, at the same “ Some especial graces bestowed by instant of time, in two places, and in the Almighty upon Father Angelo. both executing his functions, as was God bas promised to glorify him, who witnessed with amazement at Amantea, devotes himself to the spreading abroad at Cetraro, &c. Sometimes be was, as His glory. This sometimes is verified, it were in an iostant, transported from

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one place to another; and at others, canonization, were under the direction passed over rivers, and marshes, without of the Bishop of Bisignano, and the in any measure wetting his feet or Archbishop of Cosenza; these were dress.

received by the sacred congregation of “He performed afterwards so many the rites and ceremonies, after a due miractes, that with difficulty can they examination into bis virtues, and the be numbered. The first that we read miracles worked by the Almighty, of, was the giving sight to a blind man, through his intercession. a native of the city of Rossano; and to “ In pursuance whereof, Pius VII. of the end that the miracle might appear holy memory, issued on the 17th June, the more striking, be touched one eye 1821, the decree “ Constare de virtutionly, and its sight was instantly re- bus, theologalibus, et cardinalibus, eastored ; and the man beseeching him to rumque adnexis in gradu beroico." And illuminate the other, be replied. One the sanctity of our Lord Pope Leo XII. is sufficient for you to get your bread.' happily reigning, was manifested on

The happy passage into Eternity the 30th Nov. 1825, in the decree of the Blessed Angelo.—The Almighty “ Constare de miraculis,” which are the had revealed to his servant, that he following: should continue to exercise the Aposto. “ Francesco Sirimarco, a child of lic ministry until the seventieth year of seven years, in the county of St. Agatha, his age, as be himself had observed to and diocese of St. Mark, now consoliseveral.

dated with that of Bisignano, was pre“ Precisely on the day, and at the hour cipitated from a wooden stair-case of he had mentioned, his happy passage twelve-steps, and in bis fall struck bis into eternity took place. In proportion breast against a projection of the wall as the time drew near, the fervour of beneath. After a few minutes he sank the Spirit increased in him, and he down, and was deemed to be dead, not became enkindled with divine love, alone by his mother, but also by the more frequently going off into ecstacy persons assembled ; and from thence Six months before his precious death, being carried into a neighbouring church, he lost his sigbt. Extraordinary is it, the surgeon examined him several times that be acquired it again so as to exe- attentively, and pronounced that there cute his divine functions, and the holy was no hope of life left. mass, and then lost it as before. Vast It happened that a Capuchin of the prodigy!

third order, was passing through the “ At length the day and hour predict- place, in the act of making contribued by bim arrived, namely the 30lb Oct. tions* for the beatification of the Father 1739. At the break of day, the hour Angelo ; and he was prevailed upon by that had been devoted by him tbrough- the people to enter the church; apout his wbole life to discipline, sup- proaching, be placed upon the child an ported by the religious, and calling upon image of the blessed man, and falling the most holy names of Jesus and Mary down upon their knees, they commentbe tranquilly resigned his spirit into the ed the Litany of the Most Holy Virgin: bands of bis Creator. Oh! precious In pronouncing the “refugium peccadeath!

torum,” the same surgeon, who was “ Events that took place after his still present, and many other persons death.– The body was exposed to pub. then assembled, testified, that the child lic view in the church, and seemed shaking off his countenance of death, merely to be in deep meditation, and opened his eyes, gazed around, and at times the countenance appeared to seemed desirous of raising himself up ; brigbten with a smile. After the lapse but this he was prevented from doing, of a few hours, they attempted to let until the close of the Litany." blood, by order of the Prince Sanseveri. We conclude our extracts with the no, but they found the skin hardened, following just remarks of the CARISand the veins dry. Upon the third day TIAN GUARDIAN : notwithstanding, the Vicar General of “ Such is the faith, and such the practhe diocese, again desired them to let tice to which the Sovereign of St. Peblood, directing the surgeon to open ter's, the infallible head of the Romish the vein of the arm, which had the ap- Church has afforded his official sancpearance of that of a person still living. tion and commendation. Many of Scarcely was it touched, when the blood our readers have probably seen the spouted forth so as to fill a couple of Declaration of the Catholic Bishops, pbials, and moveover to stain some linen the Ficars Apostolic, and their cocloths, wbich are objects of veneration eren to this day:

* It seems that a Saint cannot get to “ The proceedings, preparatory to the bis throne in heaven without money !! VOL. VI.

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adjutors in Great Britain, in which them that both are condemned by the they attempt to explain away the Word of Gord, and that so long as they charge of Idolatry and superstition ; but continue to countenance, defend, and to us it appears that no dexterity of spe- adhere to their present practices, so long cial pleading can exonerate the canon- are they treasuring up wrath against the izers of the blessed Angelo, biographers day of wrath, and adding fuel to that of his life, and the authorities under tremendous pile which shall shortly be whose sanction that life appears, from kindled by the wrath of the Lord, and encouraging the grossest idolatry and sweep away the Romish Babylon with the most debusing superstition. We all its Popes, and Cardinals, and highleave therefore the conclave of St. Pe- uamed authorities, and deluded advoter's, and the hierarchy of the British cates and supporters into the gulph of and Irish Roman Catholics, to settle everlasting perdition. Go ye out of her, which party is right, simply reminding that ye be not partaker of her plagues."

FOREIGN RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

FRANCE.

For the last five years they have been Lyons.- For the first time since a enabled to support a resident minister number of years, a Synod of the Clergy whose exertions have been blessed with of this archdiocese has been held under signal success, so that it is now absothe superintendance of the Archbishop. lutely necessary for them to build a place This assembly, consisting of about six of worship sufficiently large to contaio hundred of the Clergy, regulated a num- the increasing congregation. The miber of ecclesiastical matters. The mem- nister, the Rev. Cadoret, has there. bers loudly and unanimously approved of fore solicited the contributions of the bethe expression of one of their number nevolent and wealthy, to aid the exertions who stated in bis address, “ I am a friend of bis parishioners, wbich are received to the principles of the Gallican Church, in Paris at the bureau of the Archives and declare myself as such before this du Christianisme, rue Scivier. Synod with pride.'

Paris.—In the year (1826) there Amiens. - In many parts of France, were in this city 29,970 births, of which the remnants of the Protestant Churches, number 15,187 were boys and 15,78 scattered at the revocation of tbe edict females. Of these no less a portion a of Nantes are again appearing, while 10,502 were illegitimate children, and vew places of Worship, erected princi- 2,604 of them only were affiliated. pally by the contributions of tbe con- There were 7,755 marriages. The total gregations, are every where building. number of deaths was 25,341, of wbich One has been solemnly dedicated at 12,562 were males and 12,770 females. Mens, in the department of Isere in In comparing this statement with that of Dauphiné, the Protestant inhabitants of 1825, (which we gave in a former Num. which place are probably descended from ber,) there appears to be in 1826 an inthe Waldenses, who from the revocation crease of 717 births and 204 marriages. of the edict of Nantes, up to the year The amount of deaths has experienced 1787, persevered in bolding their reli. the sensible diminution of 1,552. This gious assemblies and celebrating the sil- difference must in part be attributed to crament of the Lord's Supper by nigbt, the small pox. The victims to this disa in the neighbouring forests to avoid de- ease in 1825 amounted to 2,194, wbile tection. Another Church has been in 1826 they did not exceed 240. opened at Condé-sur-Noireau in the de. Paris.- À Jesuit Priest, Contrafatto, partment of Calcados--still the wants has been condemned by the criminal triof the French Protestants are very great. bunal of Paris to be branded and sent for Seven congregations near Amiens, con- life to the galleys, for attempting to viosisting principally of weavers, are so late a child of eight or nine years old, poor, that till "lately they could only be entrusted to his care. We learn with visited by a minister of their religion horror, that the government and priestonce, or at most, twice in the year, when hood made every exertion to save the they were obliged to hold their assem- wretch from punishment, and tbat the blies in ceiling or garrets, which were public demonstrations of indiguation unable to contain more than 150 persons. alone brought the criminal to justice.

It is still supposed that the Priest will be tonishment, and displeased not only the conveyed out of the kingdom before the enemies of the Roman Catholic Church, sentence is executed.

but the public in general, is the total si

lence in which the Pbilosophical InstituNETHERLANDS.

tion at Louvain, established about two Brussels.-A general law has been years ago, for the further education of passed, forbidding interments in churches, candidates for the priesthood, has been chapels, and other places of prayer, passed over. For in those parts of the throughout the whole kingdom, which Papal Bull in wbich the education of the is to take effect from 1st Jan. 1829. clergy is spoken of, the philosophical as

The late Concordat.-(From a Cor- well as the theological parts are exclurespondent)-Oct. 5.-"The impression sively entrusted to the episcopal seminawhich the announcement of the Concor- ries. After the resolution with wbich dat, entered into with the Romish See, the government endeavoured to maintain and concluded on the 8th of June, regu. this institution against the probibitions lating the affairs of the Catholic Church of the clergy-- alter all the marks of fa? among us, has made, is very favourable vour wbich were bestowed on it, at the and satisfactory. After a period of long expense of the episcopal seminaries-afuncertainty, after so many obstacles, we ter the suppression of so many smaller may at last hope that a fixed and perma- places of education in which scientific innent system will establish tranquillity struction was given, preparatory to the and unanimity. In the northern pro- admission of young persons into the bivinces two episcopal sees will succeed the shops' schools—it was expected that that present apostolic vicariats, which could philosophical college would be sanctiononly partially supply the wants of the ed in the convention, and some early Church, and occasioned perpetual dis- reports justified this expectation. At putes. In the southern provinces a new present, attendance at it is required by no see, Burges, is to be added to the four stipulation, and the institution which was at present in being, viz. Namur, Liege, laudably intended to raise the Roman Tournay, and Ghent, and thus the ex- Catholic clergy of this country to a highpectations of the people are surpassed.--- er degree of mental cultivation, and unite A parish priest, highly esteemed, is fixed them more closely to the state, can only on to fill the bishoprick of Namur, nor be preserved by new liberalities on the are worthy men wanting for the other part of government. Indefatigable pains

The committee of the Council of are still bestowed on its enlargement, State, lately declared permanent by his and on securing the best possible methods Majesty, appointed for superintending the of instruction; the studies are very ataffairs of the Catholic Church, has been tentively pursued, and five hundred pus increased by the addition of two mem- pils are expected to attend the next winbers, who, as representatives of the ter course ; so that the enlightened Roprovince of Brabant in the States-Ge. man Catholic still fondly hopes that an neral, bave proved themselves the de

agreement may be entered into by the fenders of the rights, and promoters of government and the bishops, which may the welfare of their constituents. One unite this excellent establishment with question is every where asked: Will the their seminaries. It is ascertained with government endow the chapters and epis- tolerable certainty, that the government copal seminaries? The 11th article of will not fail to watch minutely over the the Concordat of 1801, which is the externul discipline of the Church. A foundation of the late arrangement, de- short time ago there appeared a small clares it to be free from this charge : the pamphlet, written by a Dutch priest, de20 article of the present Concordat is si- claring that the Concordat of 1801 was lent upon this point; and the Pope, incompatible with the rights of the Rowhen he speaks of these endowments, man Catbolic Church, and particularly merely mentions the assurances of the the organic articles wbich the French goambassador;-a formal promise, there. vernment considered necessary to deterfore, on the part of government has not mine the external connection of the been made. Yet when it is considered church with the state, and against wbich how paternally the monarch has supplied the Pope protested. An anonymous the necessities of the Church in towns and writer replied to this publication in anoin the country, by voluntary donations- ther pamphlet, entitled “ Observations when, above all, the care shown to pro- sur les libertés de l'église Belgique,” in mote scientific and moral institutions is which he plainly showed that those orremembered, it cannot be doubted that ganic articles granted to the state no other much will be done in this matter. A cir- rights save those which the state had alcumstance which has excited general as- ways exercised over the church in the

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Netherlands, and which were indispensa- Vienna, Prince Leopold Maximilian, in bly necessary for the preservation of peace December 1823, must be made anal and order. This work, we have heard signed by all converts wishing to become from good authority, was approved by Roman Catholics. As I, the underthe government, and translated into the signed, feel induced to profess the Roman Dutch language, and it is remembered Catholic religion, I beg that a Catholic that in the decree of the 16th September, priest may be appointed to instruct me 1815, which first appointed the Commit- and examine into my motives, in contee of the Council of State for the affairs formity with the existing laws. I deof the Catholic Church, it was especially clare on my honour and on my conscience enjoined to them to watch over the liber- that I ties of the Belgic Church, and that since

years old, and married (or that time prosecutions have been order- unmarried). That I have conducted ed against several of the priests offending myself bonorably in my past life, and am in this particular. These circumstances not evil reported of, nor burthened with enable us to interpret the meaning of the debts: following words in the royal placet: That I have no worldly views in " That the Papal Bulls may be publish- wishing to change my creed ; that I have ed, yet without approving of the clauses, been forced or seduced to do so by no forms, and expressions, which therein man; nor have been induced by flatmay be at variance with the laws of the teries or promises : kingdom.”

That I expect no temporal aid, patron

age or promotion, as a consequence of ITALY.

my conversion : The King of Sardinia bas issued an or- That I will endeavour to be a Catholic dinance confirming the right of register- not only in name, but in my conversation ing births, deaths, and marriages in Ge- and manner of life.” noa (where the French laws had bither- Gottingen.--We noticed in a former to prevailed, which confided these mat- number the exertions of some pious inters to the civil magistrute) to the Ro- dividuals at the University of Gottingen, man Catholic clergy.

to promote the cause of religion, by as

sembling for prayer, and the study of GERMANY.

the Holy Scriptures. Such a proceeding Frankfort, Oct. 9, 1827.—This day was not only in perfect accordance with the learned Joseph Fell, Roman Catho- the laws of the State, but was specially lic pastor of the church of St. Leonhard, recommended by a royal edict of other Inspector of the Roman Catholic board- and better days, viz. of 1734, which says, ing-schools, and Catechist of the Roman “ it is not our intention, nor was it that Catholic scholars in the Gymnasium, of our royal father now resting with having resigned these offices, was, before God, by his ordinance of the 15th of many witnesses, received into the com- May, 1711, to forbid any one to promunion of the Evangelical Lutheran mote his own spiritual edification or that Church by Doctor Boukard, at his re- of the members of his family, or of sidence. By renouncing his former FRIENDS ASSEMBLING WITH HIM, by creed be bas afforded a striking illustra- the exercise of prayer, singing of psalms tion of the power of the true Gospel, and hymns, reading the Holy Scriptures since he has resigned an income of 1200 and other pious books, together with florins,contented to rest on providence for exhortations and conferences, in bis own his future support. He is about thirty- house: yea rather we would exbort six years of age, of a cultivated under- them to do so. And yet a pious and standing and unblemished character; bigbly respectable clergyman, and a he has promised to give to the public a member and doctor of the University has brief account of bis life, his grądual con- met with various persecutions as a reward viction of the errors of the Romish for bis piety and conformity to the above Church, till he found it necessary for the edict. His license to teach in the Unipeace of his conscience to abandon its versity has been withdrawn, he has been communion, and his reception into the removed from bis official situation, and bosom of the Protestant Church,

finally obliged to quit the city. Dr. Munich.-Dr. Michael Fischer, late Ruperti, a man opposed to spiritual reProfessor at Landshut, which situation ligion, and occupying a distinguished he vacated by embracing the Protestant station in the University, has candidly religion, has been appointed to a similar acknowledged that meetings held by this office in Hof.

persecuted individual, Dr. Bialloblotzky, Vienna.— The following declaration were not accompanied with any evil drawn up by ahe present Archbishop of consequences, nor tended to cherish fa

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