I HAVE RECEIVED MOST SATISFACTORY NEWS FROM THE PENZANCE MISSION IN ENGLAND.
Do I rejoice and give thanks for the successes of others?
Another example of the Founder’s joy at the missionary zeal and achievements of his Oblate family.
I have received most satisfactory news from the Penzance mission in England. That mission is expanding to all the surrounding towns which are receiving the missionaries with a sort of eagerness. Fr. Daly writes that conversions are multiplying and adds that if he could construct chapels he would render the temples deserted as in Penzance. In that city the school is filling up and the Protestants have no misgivings about sending their children who are thereby being disposed to become Catholics. I am obliged to send out a new missionary as of next spring to assist those who are exhausting themselves due to the excessive amount of work.
Letter to the President of the Council of the Missionary Society of Propagation of the Faith in Lyon, 6 February 1845, EO V n 91
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