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An Italian missionary praises temperance societies

Chapter XXXVII The Temperance Society--its salutary effects upoin the cause of Catholicity in America


Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli began his American ministry in 1828 and spent the next several decades building churches, organizing schools, and preaching throughout the Upper Mississippi and Great Lakes. His memoirs discuss missions among Native Americans and Canadians in Wisconsin and Michigan and among the new immigrants to Wisconsin and Iowa. In this excerpt, Mazzuchelli discusses how the formation of temperance societies has helped the Catholic church win converts.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Brewing and Prohibition
Creator: Mazzuchelli, Samuel
Pub Data: Chicago: Press of W.F. Hall, 1915.
Citation: Mazzuchelli, Samuel. "Chapter XXXVII The Temperance Society--its salutary effects upoin the cause of Catholicity in America." In Memoirs, historical and edifying, of a missionary apostolic of the order of Saint Dominic among various Indian tribes and among the Catholics and Protestants in the United States of America. (Chicago: Press of W.F. Hall, 1915); Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbum:@field(DOCID+@l
it(lhbum16252div77)); Visited on: 4/24/2014
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