The Indian Advocate. (Sacred Heart Mission, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 1, 1900 Page: 14 of 24
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42 Thk Indian Advocate.
Guide. In the margin of the Medal: Beginning on the
right hand at the top: V. R. S. N. S. M. V. S. M.
Q. L. I. V. B.
V. R. S. Vade Retro Satanas or Get thee behind me
N. S. M. V. mean 'Nuiiiquara Suade Milii Vana
Never suggest to me vain things.
Beginning on the left at the bottom:
S. M. O. L. Sunt Mala Quae Libas They are evil
the draughts thou offerest;
I. V. B. Ipse Veneua Bibas Mayst thou drink thy
On some4 medals instead of the word Pax are the
three initials I. H. S. Iesu Ho milium Salvator Jesus
Savior of Men.
to be continued.
(jrEY. DOM 1L
I ordained sent
I I gave to eight
kEV. DOM ILDEPIIOSE ELISSALDE O. S 'I'.. recently
sent us a very interesting account of a retreat he
ighteen Kiowa Commanche and A pa die Indian
en of St. Patrick's Mission at Anadarko Okla.
Ter. Rev. Dom. Isidore O. S. 13. Pastor in preparation for their first
TToly Communion some weeks ago. The young missionary describes
his trip from Sacred Heart Mission first to Shawnee a drive of some
35 miles then by railway to El Reno and to his destination in such
lively and such humorous style as to cause us to deeply regret that
want of space does not allow us to publish his report in extenso. Speak-
ing of the school at Chickasha I. T. conducted by four Franciscan
Sisters he gives us the consoling information that it opened last;
'September with an attendance of 209 children. Only half a dozen of
those are Catholics. Why is it that the Indians prefer to send their
children to Catholic schools rather than to any of the governmental or
other schools though these are so much better equipped than the
former'? He furnishes us the key to the apparently puzzling question
in relating the conversation he had with a ceitain Indian he met on
the road. We transcribe his own words: "Why" he asked. 'tIo you send
your little girl to our school?" The father answered: "Chief man
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The Indian Advocate. (Sacred Heart Mission, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 1, 1900, newspaper, March 1, 1900; Sacred Heart Mission, Oklahoma Territory. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc69778/m1/14/: accessed November 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.