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Sketches of Catholicity in Texas. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume II. Pages 143-153.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
11 January 2014
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholic Church --United States
Catholic Church --History
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’ ;,..'‘‘'.51’%"‘“”.-.;f3..n.’’;‘'E.:i?.?f$'i:.‘’;‘2.‘i:3:?7%??’"‘.a.-.=w,<.a,’ ....‘ -2 .. C. . . ,., J .: o 1. v 4 1 ; <- Rt‘ i.x SKETCHES OF CATHOLICITY IN TEXAS. 143 s . ‘ 2"‘ 3 l ,’ k r, t In 7 L , ' A S Ix ETC PIEES :, 4"’ In CAT e ‘ ‘ HOLICITY IN TEXAS. jr ? ' i l 3 ii i g 1 [Prepared by VERY Rrav. C. JMLLET, V. G., and read before the Socnarv by T FRANCIS X. Rnuss, January 17th, 1888.] ; i T . =2 T would be an agreeable task for me to give you and all g , the gentlemen of our Society a complete though brief T 1. sketch of our Catholic missions in Texas since their establish- "‘ ment, as I am requested to do in your last communication. But these questions have been treated by Catholic historians i as well as could be desired, with the few materials at hand. 3 It would be but a tedious repetition, and, at the same time, ; l too much presumption on my part, to attempt to describe ‘ what they have done already. The lapse of time assigned to 5,; me is also too short, considering my numerous other occupa- i i‘ I z '> V tions, to set in order and with accuracy ‘the different data relating to Catholic missions, from the time the first Spanish 3 missionaries started them even until the present time. Should it be possible for me to write a history of the Catholic Church in Texas, I would like to divide it into three different epochs: the first, beginning with the arrival of the first Spanish Fran- ‘ ' ciscans and Jesuits, who evangelized the wild inhabitants of the boundless prairies extending from El Paso to the mouth of the Rio Grande and from Mexico to Nagadoches, and ending .:.-.,, .-es.----..-.....-,...,...-.......t..,-,........,.......--:., . ..N.a'... vb-"-"e --rm 9;‘