University of Notre Dame


1867 June 2
Renoux, Father Al.: Pavacca, Texas
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He sent McMaster a subscription for the Journal but failed to receive an answer or the Journal, which contained in it a controversy against Dr. Robinson and Presbyterianism. Since he sent $2.50 instead of the usual three dollars, he repairs the omission and sends another subscription for John Garrett of Texana, Texas. He received a letter from Franck Liszt, the pianist. (part of the letter ommitted). Father Liszt is writing some new religious music. He believes that McMaster would do well to give in the Journal a sketch of Father Liszt's life. The Pope and many others would be delighted to see America paying tribute to the new glory of the Church. He published a notice of him in the Ave Maria.

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1867 June 4
Sadlier, J(ames): New York (City), (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Because Sadlier's wife had her say, the writer was unable to put Brownson's article in the Tablet because McGlynn's article on "American Idea" occupied four columns, which articles are a waste of time and paper. Mrs. Sadlier has not written to (Sarah) Brownson who is ill as yet, but will endeavor to see her in person toward the end of the week.

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1867 Jun. 6
Caterini, Cardinal P(rospero):
Sacred Congregation of the Council Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The Holy Father Pius IX in his supreme apostolate is anxious for the welfare of Christian people. On the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul and the canonization of many martyrs, many Cardinals and bishops from the whole world will be gathered about the Holy See. The occasion offers an opportunity to discuss questions concerning the grave points of discipline and to make decisions proper to them. On these points the Fathers of the Congregation of the Council have prepared a syllabus of questions which pertain to the Archbishop's diocese. The Archbishop is to expose any abuse or difficulty concerning these points for the benefit of the Holy See. To weigh these matters the Archbishop may take three or four months from the present date to consider them.

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1867 June 7
Carmody, Mary A.:
St. Mary's Academy, (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to (Edward?) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

She is afraid that Purcell is ill since he has not answered her letter. Her mother writes that she does not get her letters. Her mother will take her home if she does not get a weekly letter from her. She is pleased with her cla sses and the Sisters but would rather be near Purcell and with the Ursulines.

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1867 Jun. 7
Vierin, S.J., Father B(ernar)d J(oseph): Romans, (France)
 to (Archbishop John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Superior of the Seminary of Valence certifies that Joseph Brachet of Soulignan, after studies at the diocesan little seminary, came here to follow the course of philosophy and the first year of theology, and that his conduct has been edifying.

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1867 June 8
Luers, John H. Bp. Fort Wayne?Indiana:
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio.

(Withdrawn to Provincial Archives).


1867 Jun. 9
Auffray, Guill(aume): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Being absent for several days, Auffray asked a priest friend to find out about (Odin)'s stay in Paris and to take a certain important step. Auffray has learned of the happy outcome and (Odin)'s acceptance of him. (Odin) said he would write Auffray at 31 Madame Street where he is Assistant Director. Having lived in Rome several years and knowing many distinguished people, and knowing the Italian language, he could perhaps be useful to (Odin).

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1867 June 9,
B(rownson) O(restes) A.: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Maj(or) H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Brownson has sent (Henry) the letter from Gerogetown College which explains itself. Not knowing whether (Henry) is counted among its Alumni or not Brownson will take no notice of it, though he himself is an honorary member of the Phil(osophy) Society. Brownson has been busy writing two articles for the Cath(olic) World in review of Mr. Gutler's Papacy Schismatic. He has written nothing for Ave Maria for some time since the plan of the periodical is so narrow that it prevents latitude in writing. (Henry's) article for the Ave Maria was very good and his mother was greatly pleased with it. Brownson has not been into the city since the previous November though he is less of a cripple than he was. He will be obliged to have a nail cut out which has grown into his toe. Sarah can now sit up a short time each day. Her attack was a bilious fever and she has that fool Westcot as her doctor. (Henry's) mother is very tired from nursing her. (Henry) is asked about his health and how he is getting along with his new commanders. His department and his Reg(imen)t are seldom noticed in the papers and Brownson infers that they are all peaceably disposed. The spring must have been as disagreeable for (Henry) as it was for Brownson in 1824. If (Henry) escapes the fever and ague in August and September he can count himself proof against the complaint. The River Rouge is worse than the Chickahominy, though Detroit is not so bad. Brownson wishes to know where the fort stands. Whether it is the old fort built against the Indians and later surrendered to the British or whether a new one has been built to protect the river front. Brownson has no news to write (Henry). Impeachment, of course, has exploded, the President has grown prudent, Seward is garrulous but harmless, McCulloch blunders as usual and the finances are in a bad state. The real pressure of the war is just becoming apparent as well as the curse of the protective policy. The capital of the country is getting into few hands and the people at large are impoverished and controlled by the landholders and great corporations. (Henry's) mother sends her love and is impatient to hear from him. (Henry) is asked to write immediately so that his parents may know whether he is well or ill.

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1867 Jun. 10
Clidière, Etienne: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Monsignor Bodichon and his prior want him to write (Odin) and after what he has had of theology he could soon be a priest in (Odin)'s diocese. They are convinced that he can follow (Odin); he has taken a Mr. Gareaux(?). Clidière is from the diocese of Tulle. (He gives the details of his education and career). If (Odin)'s letter is affirmative he has only to say good-bye to his parents. (Note in Odin's hand): Negative.

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1867 Jun. 12
Denavit, Father: Lyons, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Ambierle, France)

He learned that (Odin) was detained at Ambierle by illness. He hopes they soon see him at the seminary. He received a letter from Father (Gilbert) Raymond which is marked very urgent. He also received one from Father Dubreul saying that (Odin)'s watch had been found. Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis left this morning for Rome with Archbishop (Martin John) Spalding and Bishop (Thomas L. Grace) of St. Paul. Dubuis has already found 8 seminarians for Texas. If (Odin) could have arrived before he would have found an even greater number. Denavit read to the community the letter (Odin) wrote before leaving; it touched the seminarians. There is one who seems to have decided to go with (Odin) and two others who have not yet decided. Denavit received a letter from Paris from (Guillaume) Auffray who is at St. Brieuc; he is trying to see (Odin) in Paris. Denavit does not know him but his letter did not inspire great confidence.

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1867 Jun. 12
Edwards, Father John: Troy, New York
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

Edwards acknowledges McFarland's letter with its enclosure of $300. He had hopes that McFarland would visit the seminary and is sorry that the visit is prevented by indisposition. He could send the bills of the Hartford seminarians but as they want many things he decided it was better to wait until the close of the year.

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1867 Jun. 14
Elder, William Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Vannes, (France)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.): Lyons, (France)

He begs Odin's pardon for his delay in reaching Paris. He stopped to pay a visit to New Hall to Angelique Mitchel and miscalculating the time, he had no connection with the train to Carlow. He reached Nantes Wednesday. His calculation is to go to Quemper tomorrow and start for Lyons on Sunday, to be with Odin on the 20th. He will inquire for Odin at the Lazarists and at the Propagation.

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1867 June 16
Hawkes, Hannah: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Miss Hawkes asks Brownson where the first number of the first volume of the "Quarterly Review" may be procured. It is for Father Butyse, an old French priest, who has the complete set of "Reviews" save the one mentioned. He intends to leave the whole set to Carney Hospital. She asks where B. H. Greene may be found. She reminisces about her girlhood and about the help she received from Bishop (John) Fitzpatrick twenty years ago. She has been sad since his death. She is glad Brownson is a Republican. To her, Lincoln did nothing except when he was forced to do something. She is an ardent disciple of freedom. She believes Father (Isaac) Hecker and the Paulists are the precursors of conversion in this country. She asks that Sarah Brownson write to her. Miss Hawkes is sewing professionally.

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1867 Jun. 18
Alleau, Father Th.: Versailles, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Rome, Italy)

The arrival of Henry Boudousquié at Rome and his explanations will tell (Odin) more than Alleau can. This young man made up his mind several days after (Odin)'s stop at Versailles. Alleau was convinced that (Odin) would approve. New Orleans will have a representative near the Holy Father. Alleau was inspired by the thought that Henry would find (Odin) in Rome and that (Odin) would encourage him. Alleau will be so glad to see (Odin) on his return to France before leaving for America. He charges Henry with his respects.

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1867 Jun. 20
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Bishop (Auguste Marie) Martin was here for a day; he is excellent. Sister St. Pierre, (Several, R.U.) has in mind to make a trip to Brown County. She wrote time after time for permission. Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché and Raymond did not think they could give it but arriving here she said that if they would not grant her permission she would go and not return. To avoid trouble Raymond closed his eyes; she said she would need only about ten days for the trip. She asks that Sister (St.) Jane, (R.U.) be released from her vows. Raymond believes that this Sister is a real trouble and if (Odin) sends the dispensation he will please the Mother very much. Father (J.M.) Bonniot wrote asking for his pension of $240. Raymond thinks (Odin) will probably settle it himself in France. Perché is gone. He said to tell (Odin) that Father Bernard asks $250 for a sketch he made for Father (Anthony) Verrina's church, and $500 for a similar one for Father (John) Hayden. Perché finds this atrocious; to ask such a price for an hour's work! Father (Joseph Paul Dubreul) Dubreuil wrote that he had found (Odin)'s watch. Father (Stephen) Rousselon's nephew writes from Paris; he holds at (Odin)'s disposal $5458.55, the settlement of September 30. He wants a copy of the will and the death certificate. Raymond will send them to Father Denavit and on his return (Odin) can give them to Paul Rousselon. A letter has just came about a piece of land which was to be given several years ago on the other side of Berwick Bay, opposite Brashear City, on condition that a Catholic church be built there. The heirs of the donor have learned that (Odin) has recently bought a piece of land which makes them conclude that the idea of building on the other side had been given up and they ask to reclaim the land. In Raymonds preceding letter he reminded (Odin) to have the indult renewed to establish all the confraternities approved by the church. Perché also says (Odin) would do well to ask a dispensation from cases reserved to the Pope for two cases which could present themselves. The Redemptorists received this faculty from Rome. It would be good if the Bishop could act without having to await a reply from Rome. Perché is well, as is Father Chalon.

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1867 (Jun. 20)
Orhant, Father C(onstant: New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary, Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

He takes advantage of Raymond's message to write a few words. He keeps going to see his orphans at St. Elizabeth and rejoiced in the thought that they would have a retreat. Friday, the Superioress told him that there would probably not be one because of the absence of several of the Lazarist Fathers. For some days he has been giving alms to the poor; they miss (Odin) very much. They are not the only ones he left on the Sunday of the patronage of St. Joseph.

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1867 Jun. 21
Auffray, Guill(aume): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

He is replying immediately to (Odin)'s letter. (Odin) will not be surprised at the reply of the Superior of the seminary at St. Brieuc when Auffray explains it. When (Odin) was at St. Brieuc five years ago the Superior was Father (Leon F.) Denis, (S.M.). Today Denis is to go to America to set up a house of Marists, and has been replaced by Father (C.) Nicolet. Auffray was at St. Brieuc from October, 1863 to Easter, 1864. Nicolet did not come until the end of 1863. It would have been different if he had asked a testimonial from Father Garic(?) or Father Drouet. However Nicolet sent a testimonial to Paris saying that Auffray had made a great part of his philosophy at St. Brieuc and that his conduct was always edifying; those were his words on March 13, 1865(?). Auffray prefers to send the letter dated December 2, 1862 from Denis in reply to Auffray's request to have him talk with (Odin) who had already left St. Brieuc and who wrote Auffray from Lyons on December 16. The other is from Nicolet and on March 13, 1865, Auffray had asked to enter the institution where he is assistant director. The reason Auffray left the seminary was because he did not wish to commit himself to a diocese. Now he is assistant director of a preparatory school. He can send (Odin) a certificate from Father Pahier, Director, attesting that since 1865 his conduct has been proper. Auffray feels so sure of going with (Odin) that he has refused two families to accompany their children during vacation.

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1862 Dec.2
Denis, S.M., Father (Leon F.):
Grand Seminary of St. Brieuc, (france)
 to (William Auffray:
Minor Seminary of Plouguernevel,France)

(Auffray) should complete his studies before executing his project. Denis advises him to take his philosophy at the Grand Seminary next year. Denis will follow his vocation and, if God wants him on foreign shores, he will have him received at the American seminary. Meanwhile, he should have an exemplary conduct, speak only to his director of his vocation, and pray.

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1865 Mar. 13
Nicolet, Father C.: St. Brieuc, (France)

The Superior of the seminary of St. Brieuc certifies that Auffray spent one half year in the seminary from October, 1863 to Easter, 1864. His conduct was edifying and without reproach.

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1867 June 23
McNevin, J. M.:
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McNevin gives a detailed description of a water color which McMaster has been kind enough to take charge of for Mrs. McMaster. The sketch was made some years ago in Naples on the feast of the Blessed Virgin. He describes in detail the Festa which prompted the sketch.

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1867 Jun. 27
Pahier, Father: (Paris, France)

Pahier, Director of St. Germain, preparatory academy, certifies that Guillaume Affray of the diocese of St. Brieuc, assistant director since 1865, has always conducted himself in an exemplary manner and succeeded perfectly with the pupils. Pahier believes that he would make a very good priest.

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1867 June 28
Sadlier, J(ames): New York (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Sadlier sends a check of $50.00 which pays to end of month. Because the family and the Cretly family went to Rockaway, they were unable to see Brownson; again on Monday Mr. and Mrs. Sadlier went to the "Paulists" but Brownson had gone. The Cretly's intend to settle in Montreal and Sadlier has moved his furniture to Rockaway. Mrs. Sadlier requested her husband to write because she cannot find time. Sadlier's eldest neice got married and is seeing Quebec, Niagara and presumes, in due time, will settle down into a quiet matron.

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1867 June 30,
B(rownson), S(arah) H.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Mrs. Brownson was greatly pleased with Henry's letter of May 17. She hopes he is well now and cautions him to be careful of his condition. She is also glad that he finds good company in Detroit and hopes that he will be stationed there for some time. Mr. Brownson's health is good, and he went to N(ew) Y(ork) two weeks previous to attend Judge White's funeral as well as to visit Dr. Hewit about his foot. Last Tuesday, Dr. Hewit came over and took out part of the mail and as a result Brownson has not walked much since then. Brownson stayed two nights with Father (Isaac) Hecker and had a pleasant visit. He is working hard and still writes for the Catholic World as well as the Tablet. Mr. and Mrs. Sadlier and Mary have all visited the Brownson's and invited them to Rockaway. Sarah is much better although not fully recovered from her fever. A dressmaker has been with the Brownson's for nine or ten days and Mrs. Brownson has not had much leisure. Miss Kearney has two aunts in Elizabeth and they live in a large house and intend taking in boarders, one of them, Mrs. Jordan, is trying for a divorce from her husband, who was Chief of Beaureguares's Staff during the Rebellion. Mrs. Brownson is sorry for these two women who went to school in her town for several years. (Henry) is asked to try and forgive all the Rebels for we cannot be forgiven unless we forgive. She tells (Henry) that his father has been busy and will answer him soon. She went to Church yesterday and today for the Sisters on Washington Avenue. He has already collected 4 or 5 thousand dollars and the supposed cost of the building is 15 thousand. Sarah Hatfield, who has sold Mrs. Brownson eggs and milk since she has been in Elizabeth, died last week. Mr. Hatfield is an excellent neighbor and (Henry's) father likes him. very well and supposes that Hatfield will become a Catholic. Judge (William) Henry, Appleton's reader, calls on the Brownson's frequently and is also liked by Brownson. She has not heard from Orestes for a longer time than usual and hopes that his family are all well.

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