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so doing when once convinced that
ashe is the authorized witness to truth,
possessing divine authority from her
Let us, my brethren, hearken to the
chureh and obey her teaching. She
is the mother and teacher of truth,
Let us always give her “a reasonable
service.” In concert with all that is
highest and best in the world, we ex-
claim today the presence of the
representative of supreme authority;
“My God, I believe whatever the
church proposes to my belief, because
Thou hast revealed it, and Thou art
Fr. Joyce held the congregation in-
ten: nterested during the 30 min-
utes his discourse occupied. He de-
partes ittle” fre his written word
by publicly inviting Archbishop Mar-
tinelli to visit Lowell and see what the
Mary, Immaculate, he congratulated
one of the oldest of the orde the
Augustinians, on the presence
of their distinguished superior general
He spoke besides a glowing word on
the free institutions of America, and
the respect and reverenc which
they are held by Cathol
After the ser mon the ‘mass proceeded
to the close, and é y hea
erently bowed as
nelli impartea the solemn benediction.
Atver the post communion, Rev.
James T. O'Reilly, O. S. A., the able
leader of his community in this city,
ascended the pulpit, and after reading
the notices. of the week, in fitting
terms thanked the poeple of Lawrence,
without distinction of creed, for the
respect shown their guest. He
ed his own people for their grand
display of Catholic loyalty, which had
so gratified the distinguished visitor.
He was sure that v
sult in making them, if possible, more
devoted to the Holy Father.
The mass finished, the procession
passed through the centre aisle and
back through the north aisle and
to the sacristy. As it passed the
Archbishop raised his and in blessng
from the choir gal
spiring strains of “Gouno d’s “Viva
Leone,"again and again repeated, and
the orchestra closed the day with an
The music of the mass was directed
by Rey. D. J. Leonard, O. S. A., with
Mr. Thomas F, Leonard at the organ.
In the afternoon Archbishop Marti-
nell sang pontifical vespers.
ervice was for women exclu-
sively and the church was crowded to
the doors. Rev. Father Whelan, 0.
S. A., preached the sermon: His
subject was, “The Dignity and snflu-
ence of Women.” Proverbs, chapter
XXXI, 10th to 31st verses.
This was also an excellent effort,
setting forth the sublime virtues o
true womanhood, the efforts of the
Catholic church for the elevation of
woman, the example for woman in the
nuns who sacrifice their lives for
others, and | the highest ideal of the
the virginal modesty
becoming the maid, the conjugal fidel-
ity and loyalty of the spouse, and the
untiring devotedness of the mother.
Among other things he said:
“From the foundation of Christian-
ity the church has ever maintained
the absolute way jolabiity of the mar-
riage contract. She has done this in
God-has joined -together, let no man
put asunder’ been ever upon
her lips in rebuking those, who for
passion’s sake, strove to trample in
the Bust their plighted marriage vows.
return for the Church’s
cares woman aas not been unmindful
Look: over the history of Christianity
from the very beginning and contem-
plate the vast amount of good done
by woman, from the days of Martha
and Mary even unto this very hour.
Look at the lives of heroic women
who, following the footsteps of Jesus
and Mary, gave up all this world holds
dear to be ministers of grace and
mercy to suffering humanity.”
unday evening Archbishop Mar-
tinelli assisted at Vespers and Bene-
diction of the Blessed Sacrament at
St. Augustine’s church, Andover, at
the conclusion of which he departed
for Boston on the 7.45 traia.
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Rey. Jas. T. O'Reilly, O. S. A.
Pope Leo XIII. Sends His Blessing.
On his return home, Wednesday, Father James T.
O'Reilly found the following cablegram awaiting him from
The Holy Father has heard with pleasure
of the public demonstrations in honor of
Monsignor MARTINELLI, Apostolic Delegate,
and gratefully bestows his blessing on the
citizens of Lawrence.
(Signed) M. Carp. RAMPOLLA.