The Indian Advocate. (Sacred Heart Mission, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 4, Ed. 1, Tuesday, August 1, 1893 Page: 2 of 24
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TEE INDIAN ADVOCATE'.
country ho was preceded by six Indian
boys arrayed in gorgeous garments; the
path was a bower of flowers on either
side trees and flowering shrubs waved
the foliage in the breeze roses scattered
by young Indian hands covered the
ground." The procession was grand; the
many bells rang out peal after peal;
the deep sonorous voices of the monks
chanting the Magnificat gave an old
World air to the scene. Nearing the
church the voices ceased and a burst of
melody came from the interior. The
triumphant march rolled grandly in the
dear church. Love had made the Sa-
cred Heart band surpass all expecta-
tions. Up the aisles moved the clergy
all eyes turned towards the glittering
High Altar. Flo'wers of fairest hue
and sweetest fragance raised their grace-
ful heads lights glimmered among the
foliage. The church was a bit of earthly
paradise a tribute to the Supreme and
his faithful servant. Mottoes in beau-
tiful work attracted the eye. The as-
sistants of the celebrant were Revs. F.
F. Hilary and Leo of Oklahoma City
and Rev. F. James of Sacred Heart.
The music rendered was most impres-
sive quite in unison with the ceremo-
nies. Just after the Gospel Reverend
Provost Savinian delivered a most in-
teresting sermon in which he reviewed
the life of the Jubilarian from the date
of his ordination in Bayonne France
to the eventful jubilee. His career was
painted in such graphic language that
none could fail to see the glories of that
saintly life. " The life of an ordinary
priest could not satisfy his zeal he
longed for tho harder strife. His way
had not been strewn with roses; perse-
cutions and privations were his lot; yet
he ever maintained that holy zeal
serene piety and ardent love which has
ever distinguished him. His twenty-
five years of priesthood had been spent
in toil ho had borne tho burdens of
many; the lustre of his immortal crown
ever received new embellishments."
Tho sermon sank deeply into tho hearts
of tho hearers.
At the end of Holy Mass the Te
Deum was chanted with impressive so-
lemnity benediction of tho blessed Sac-
rament followed. Tho assembled guests
dispersed until evening.
Promptly at half-past seven the en-
tertainment prepared by the College
and Academy commenced. Many good
entertainments have delighted tho peo-
ple of Sacret Heart but none have
equalled this. The music under tho
leadership of Professors Gregory and
St. John did them honor. The young
musicians entered with hearts and
hands; the result was gratifying. Misses
M. Morgan and J. Bowles deserve spe-
cial mention for tho manner in which
they acquitted themselves. Tho dra-
mas and essays prepared were rendered
spendidly they were a most delectable
feast. Messrs. M. L. Furstenberger
Carrico and Murphy performed their
parts with consumato skill winning
well merited applause.
The verses adapted by a friend of
the community and recited by M. L.
Fiirstenborger won groat praiso. It
will bo long before the remembrance of
the palo impassioned face of the young
orator the words flowing in liquid ca-
dences will fade from memory. It was
a grandly tribute to a holy man and
lost nothing by the recital. How the
words rushed from his lips I hoar
0 Man! 0 Priest! 0 Soldier! Thou linst reached
The height of nobleness and they who cling.
To earth and fain would compromise with God
Grudging Him little when He covets all
Can pnly think of theo with down cast eyes and
shame flushed faces.
If the power of the young speaker
to move souls by his eloquence contin-
ues to improve ho will reap a glorius
harvest for his Master.
With a last strain of heaven-born
harmony tho day was ended but tho
sweet memories remain.
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The Indian Advocate. (Sacred Heart Mission, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 4, Ed. 1, Tuesday, August 1, 1893, newspaper, August 1, 1893; Sacred Heart Mission, Oklahoma Territory. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc69752/m1/2/: accessed October 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.