Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Begins mission work

"I sang the high mass on my first Sunday in Denver, so I must preach on my second Sunday... My first experience in mission work began the next day. I was sent to visit the Catholics along the railroad east of Denver and any other families on the ranch near the stations. The section foremen were generally good and reliable men, and most of them were Catholics and practiced their religion, so I had always a stopping place where I would be welcome. Bishop Machebeuf laid out my itinerary; it was to visit certain stations, and say mass and administer the sacraments to all desiring them and give them an encouraging and helpful sermon."

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