Sunday, November 23, 2014

The French Bubble

The ten Jesuit missions of New York State do not need to plead that they amounted to something. They have only to point to Catherine. What have all our sky-scraping busy cities ever produced like to her? … The mission of the Immaculate Conception at Kaskaskia lasted for ninety years, ten times longer than the Jesuit missions among the Iroquois, yet where was a Catherine Tekakwitha?
— Daniel Sargent, Our Land and Our Lady, NY, 1940, pp. 107, 112–113.