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A Pioneer History of St. George's Diocese

 

TO THE MEMORY

OF

MICHAEL FLINTAN POWER
LATE BISHOP OF ST. GEORGE'S

AT WHOSE SUGGESTION I FIRST UNDERTOOK
TO WRITE THIS NARRITIVE

AND TO

MSGR. ANDREW SEARS
PARISH PRIEST OF GRAND RIVER
VICAR GENERAL OF ST. GEORGE'S

THROUGH WHOSE SYMPATHETIC ENCOURAGEMENT
I HAVE PRESERVED IN THE UNDERTAKING
I OFFER THIS PIECE OF WORK
THE DEFECTS I KNOW ARE MANY

 



TABLE OF CONTENTS

FORWARD- The Forward
CHAPTER I - Religious Conditions of West Newfoundland Before the Time of a Resident Priest
CHAPTER II - The Appointment of the First Resident Priest
CHAPTER III- Fr. Sears Volunteers for West Newfoundland
CHAPTER IV - Fr. Sears Volunteers for West Newfoundland
CHAPTER V- Early Days and Ordination to the Holy Priesthood
CHAPTER VI- First Impressions of Newfoundland - Reports
CHAPTER VII- The Acadian Population of His Mission-Church Building-Hardship of Travel
CHAPTER VIII- Nomination as Prefect Apostolic of St. George's Bay, 17th September, 1871
CHAPTER IX- Monsignor Sears; "Report of State of Mission," 1876
CHAPTER X - The Effects of the French Treaty, Claims
CHAPTER XI- Monsignor Thomas Sears, Builder in West Newfoundland
CHAPTER XII- Monsignor Sears- Church Builder
CHAPTER XIII- Priest Helpers - Struggles to Obtain Them
CHAPTER XIV- Education and Other Statistics
CHAPTER XV- The North-West Coast - The South West Coast
CHAPTER XVI- The Prefecture in 1881. Visit to Rome, Domestic Prelate
CHAPTER XVII- Closing Years - 1884 - Death - Public Tributes to the Dead Prefect
APPENDIX- Letters and Addresses of Monsignor and Others

Page Transcribed by Bill Crant (1999)
Page Revised Oct. 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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