Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LeUibridgo Pally Herald, Saturday, August Page 11 The World's Eucharistic Congress BY J. MILLER McCONNELL. COPYRIGHT 1910. The world's Eucharistic Congress, which opens in Montreal on Septem- ber 6, will beyond question be one of the most remarkable and pictures- que religious gatherings which has ev- er taken place on the North American continent. In fact it may be as great, if not greater in some respects, than any that have 'taken place in the old world. In the first place it is the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church that the Congress has chosen any place outside of Europe or Asia for the scene of its deliberations. In the second place there is no place in ARCHBISHOP IRELAND North America nearly so well quali- and possessing all the essential elements to the success of such a gath- ering as -the Canadian Metropolis. Montreal ranks as one of the great Roman Catholic cities of the world. It is more Roman Catholic ihan. Rome and is the chief city of a community manifesting more love and for their religion than many of the older seats of Roman Catholicism in the old world. The population is about tfrree fourths Roman Catholic and a considerable proportion of that frac- tion is composed of French Canadian Catholics whose love and respect for ENTRANCE TO THE VATICAN IN ROME the church and its clergy is world ramons. A City of Churches. As -might naturally be expected the city abounds with beautiful churches, convents, schools, and charitable in- stitutions of all kinds managed by the various religious orders, male and female, for" which the church of Rome is noted. Without these the entertain- ment of the vast number of people who will attend the Congress would be well nigh impossible. In connection with this event the metropolis of Canada will be able to demonstrate to the world that it is one of the freest cities of them all. Even at London, that fountain source of Freedom of action and conviction, the Congress was not able to cajry of the Blessed Sacrament will be the crowning event of the gathering here and it will surpass anything that has hitherto taken place along those, lines. The Fete Dieu or Corpus Christ! pro- cession is an annual event in Montreal but the demonstration next month will be on much more extensive lines.'The great procession, which will include thousands of prelates and priests, not to mention hosts of laymen, represent- ing all the various societies of the Roman Catholic Church will start from the Champ de Mars and wend its way to the foot of Mount Royal where an altar will be erected in a pictures- que situation. There with the tree -clad mountain for a background, the high dignitaries of the Church will unite in celebrating with all its solemnity and grandeur, one of the most solemn of 'the Church's services. The Host will be carried through the streets toy the Cardinal Legate from Rome, representing His Holiness the Pope. He will >be flanked by sold- iers and police, not that there would CARDINAL GIBBONS be any danger of attack or insult, but to give the impress that the sacred- ness of the holy institution is entitled to all manifestation of power and pro- tection of a temporal character as well as its counterpart in religious significance. Above-the Cardinal and his immediate clerical supporters will be carried a handsome palanquin top- ped with waving plumes and bearing the Papal insignia and colors, of which the Roman Catholic church is famous. Archbishop Succeeded When Archbishop Bruchesi went to attend the Congress, which was held in London two years ago, he had de- termined' to use his utmost endeavor ARCHBISHOP FARLEY to persuade the Church authorities to hold the Congress of 1910 in Montreal. How successful he was in this Is well known. When his effort was crown- ed with success he at once set to work to make preparations to ensure the success of the gathering. It has re- ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL, MONTREAL, where the Congress will Open out its intention of holding an open air procession for the adoration of_the Host. Owing to the protests which were made to the authorities the Gov- ernment deemed it advisable to coun- termand the carrying of the Host in public which is an important feature of the meetings of the Congress. Freedom at Montreal In Montreal no such difficulty can present itself. The solemn procession quirad two years of hard work to ac- complish 'the great task. He has work- ed assiduously without intermittaace arranging and planning, for it has been indeed an immense affair to ar- range, A large sum of money was first required as a guarantee that the heavy expenses could be met but in a rich Roman Catholic city like Mon- treal where the Roman Catholic pop- ulation contribute a good portion of their earnings to their church, that part was never for a moment In doubt. Mgr. Bruchesi travelled extensively, personally Inviting the leading pre- lates of America to attend the Con- gress and In this he has -been very successful. Practically all the (best known prelates In America will be here and several notable men from ARCHBISHOP RYAN abroad including the Duke of Nor- folk, the premier Catholic layman of Great Britain and hereditary Earl Marshal of the Kingdom. Purposes of Connress The chief purposes of the Congress are the reading and discussion of pa- pers in explanation of the central dog- ma of the Roman Catholic the Real Presence in the Holy Euchar- the information of non-catho- lics and as a means of promoting among Roman Catholics a more in- tense devotion to the Mass and to the BISHOP PASCAL, PRINCE ALBERT Blessed Sacrament. The Church takes this way, in a great and public act of faith, of proclaiming aloud to the world is unswerving belief in the cen- tral mystery of the Roman faith, that the Lord and Saviour Jesus. Christ, true God and true Man, ever offers himself as a Sacrifice on the altars of the Roman Catholic churches and unceasingly dwells in its tabernacles. The sacrifice of the Mass, the real are the facts which the Congress proclaims. The Congress taking place next ARCHBISHOP LOUIS BEGIN, Que- bec. month in Montreal will be the twenty- first. Hitherto its meeting places have been chiefly in France and Belgium. The first Congress was held at Lille in 1881. The fourth was held at Fri- bourg, Switzerland, in 1885. Paris was the scene of the sixth Congress in 1888. In 1893 it assembled at. Jerusa- lem. It celebrated, its silver jubilee at Kome in 1905 when Pope Pius X. said Mass at its opening and was present ARCHBISHOP PAUL BRUCHESI, Montreal, who induced the Congress to meet there. at the procession of the Blessed Sacra- ment The eighteenth congress met In 1907 at Metz and the German govern- ment suspended the law of 1870 for- bidding processions, In order that the procession of the Blessed Sacrament might be held. In 1908 the Congress was held in London but the event was somewhat marred by the obstruction to carrying out the chief public event of the Congrens, the procession of the Blessed Sacrament, against which pro- testants' bodies protested as a legal right. Last year the Congress met at Brussels. Opening Event Each year the event has become more and more definitely Internation- al. The opening event of the Mon- treal gathering will be the solemn re- ception of the Cardinal Legate in St. James Cathedral. This well known edifice on Dominion Square, at which CARDINAL VINCENZO VANUTELL1 many of .the notable ceremonials--will be 'held is, as probably many know, built after the architectural plans of St Peters at Rome, only on a smaller scale but with funds collected in a similar manner. The twelve apostles in bronze surmount the facade of the edifice on Dorchester street and one side' of the great building extends down the east side of the square to the Archbishops palace In the rear while the opposite side borders on Monsfield Street On Wednesday there will be a grand civic reception to the Cardinal Le- gate and on, Thursday the sectional meeting will commence closing with a public meeting in Notre Dame Church. On Friday an interesting feature will be a pontifical Mass at Fletch- ers Field which will also be the scene of the service on the day of the great procession of the Blessed Sacrament Meetings and servftes will go on un- til. Sunday, September 11, 'the proceed- ings occupying sis days full of events of great interest" to those in attend- ance. Central Figure of. Congress The central figure ..of 'the Congress will be His Eminence, Cardinal Vln- cenzo Vanutelli. Mgr. Heylen, Bis- served for Cardinal Vlncenzo and Car- dinal Serafino Vanutelll and have played Important parts in the recent history of the Church. The career of Cardinal Vincenzo 'Vanu- telli has been a singularly stirring one and few men have fulfilled so many and varied missions with such con- spicuous success. His early years were passed in the neighborhood of ARCHBISHOP LOUIS PHILIPPE LANGEVIN, St. Boniface Rome and it was -by -the monks of Grotta Ferrata that he was grounded in his studies. One of the most not- able experiences of the Cardinal's ear- ly life was his appointment as chap- lain of the Papal forces during the stirring davs of "67" which culminated THE CANADIAN BAlflC OF COMMERCE OWICl. TOEOHTG I. B. WAUC1M, 41IZAVDKB LAUD, Mtiuf tr Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT ALL BRANCHES DRAFTS AND MONEY ORDERS sold, and money trviMfemtf tar telegraph or letter. COLLECTIONS made in all parts of Canada and in foreign FOREIGN BUSINESS. Cheques and drafts on the United Great Britain and other foreign countries bought and Bold, tfi Lethbridge Branch Notfrse, Bank Money Orders afford a convenient and at the same time absolutely safe method of sending small sums of money to any point in Canada, except Yukon, or to the principal cities of the United States. They are sold at every Branch of the Union Bank at the following rates: OF CANADA ESTABLISHED IMS Total Assets Oct 30, 1009 Over and under.....3c. to to to 15c. 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JAMES hop of Namur, a, noted Belgium pre- late, the permanent chairman of the Congress, will also be here, having already paid a. visit to Canada to in- quire into the progress of the ar- rangements for the meetings. The Legate will have with him several dis- tinguished ecclesiastics from Rome and a large number of the clergy and Catholic laity will also come over with him. In addition to these and to all the achbishops and bishops of Canada there will be in attendance Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore; Archbishop Farley, of New York, Archbishop 0'- CATHEDRAL AT MONTREAL lie Legate in which capacity he gave special study to 'the question.'of tie rapprochement of the 'Eastern church with Rome. He also represented Leo at the coronation of Czar Alexander HI at Moscow in 1883. Since 'then he has held various important posi- tions in the service of the Pope. The holding of this great Congress in Montreal will be one of the crown- ing events in the life of Archbishop Bruchesi, and if it is a success, as seems no reason to doabt, the credit will be largely'his. He has worked hard to insure a great demon- ST. PETERS CHURCH IN ROME A CATHEDRAL IN MONT Connell, of Boston, Archbishop Ireland of St Paul, Archbishop Quigley of Chi cago, Archbishop Blenk of New Or- leans, Archbishop Glennon of St. Louis, Archbishop Messmer of Mil- waukee, and many well known bis- hops and lesser dignitaries. Cardinal VanutelU, who represents the Pope, is one of the most illus- trious members of the Coltege. It is rarely that two brothers have beep invested with the princely pur- ple but this distinction has been re- FTER WHICH THE ST. JAMES REAL IS PATTERNED stration of the power of Roman Cath- olicism, which will do credit to the coming of age of the organization, for this will be its twenty-first meeting. His Grace has easily taken the pre- mier place in the Canadian episcopate and although yet a comparatively young man has been mentioned fre- quently as likely to be the next Cana- dian Cardinal. He has given a fillip to social and moral reform in the pro- vince of Quebec such as it has never experienced before. He has waged THE MOLSONS BANK Capital. Paid Reserve Fund Head Office: Montreal. 78, Brandies; in .Canada. SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Deposits of and upwards received and in- terest allowed from date oj deposit, U. S. and Foreign Exchange "bought and sold at lowest rates. A G-eneral Banking Business .Transacted.. LETHBRIDGE, BRANCH DIAMOND CITY BRANCH K. D. JOHNSON, Manager D. C. 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