The Indian Advocate. (Sacred Heart Mission, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 1, 1900 Page: 23 of 24
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Th Indian Adyocatk. 51
ing year this church was solemnly dedicated by Pope
Stephen IV order by Sergius Archbishop of Ravenna.
Astolphus confirmed this donation by a chart with this
condition however viz: "That the monks should furnish
him every year forty pikes (fish) for Lent and as many for
The King went to Rome with his brother-in-law
Anselm and deposited this chart on the tomb of St. Peter
t as a mark of submission to the Holy See. Stephen II on
this occasion invested Anselm with the religious habit
blessed and installed him as Abbot and recommended him
to the Bishops and Archbishops present (this ceremony was
performed during a Council then held in Rome). Before
his departure to his Abbey the Pope gave Anselm the
relics of St. Sylvester.
This holy Abbot founded many hospitals in one of
them he fed 200 poor on the first day of each month. Be-
sides 300 Masses were said yearly in his monastery for the
living and the dead.
He ruled his Abbey of Nonantule for 50 years and had
as many as 1144 monks children and novices not included.
Anselm died Friday March 3d A. D. 803.
THE FEAST OF ST. BENEDICT.
T HE 21st of March is the feast of St. Benedict the Pat-
JLriarch of Western Monasticism the Founder of the
Benedictine Order and the special Patron together with the
Blessed Virgin Mary and the Archangel St. Michael of the
Indian Advocate. We shall however not add a biog-
raphy of Our Holy Father to the present number since it
is our intention to begin in the number of May the History
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