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Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D.
Second Bishop of Wheeling,
July 2d, 1891,
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA.
< OMPTLKD BY
RT. i;i:v. JOHN T, SULLIVAN, V.Q.
HE object of this compilation is to put the details of the
memorable event of Et. Rev. Bishop Kain's Sacer-
dotal Silver Jubilee in permanent form. No matter
how satisfactory the reports of the local press may
have been, they are in their nature perishable a
the general public are concerned. To obviate this is the
3 purpose entertained in gathering in a hook form the particulars of
the occasion so grateful to the honored Prelate; so creditable
«vi to his clergy and laity, and so expr if the Catholics'
tn high regard, reverence and love for their chief pastor. The
S Silver Jubilee proper should, it seems, be preceded by a brief no-
tice of the Diocese of Wheeling, including the history of the for-
mation of the sec, the appointment of the first bishop, his Lai
o etc.; the succession of the second bishop, Rt. Rev. John J.
^ Kain, his consecration, his eminently successful prosecution of the
> great work.- of his ap tstolicpredi . as well as hi- own under-
i takings in the cause of religion; finally the Bplendid ovation of
j the Silver Jubilee, crowning, as it were, the quarter of a century
< of his ministry in the Church of God.
Diocese of Wheeling.
HE State of Virginia was made a diocese by the Holy
See by Apostolic letters dated July 11th, 1820, and
was called the Diocese of Richmond. Its first bishop
was Rt. Rev. Dr. Kelly, consecrated August 24th,
1820, in Ireland, arrived in this country January
19th, 1821. Ill health led to his translation to Ireland
in 1822, where he died October 9th, 1829. For nineteen years
the See of Richmond remained under the administration of the
Mt. Rev. Archbishops of Baltimore. Rt. Rev. Richard Vincent
Whelan, D.D., was appointed December 19th, 1810, .second bishop
of Richmond, and consecrated March 21st, 1811 . During nine years
his jurisdiction extended over the entire State of Virginia. On
July 23d, 1850, the western part of the State was made a separate
diocese, and Rt. Rev. Dr. Whelan translated to the new Bee as its
Rt. Rev. Richard V. Whelan's Life, Labors, Etc.
Rt. Rev. R. V. Bishop Whelan, D.D., was born in Baltimore,
Md., in 1809, and made hi> collegiate studies at Emmitsburg,
Md., and bis philosophical and theological studies at St. Sul-
pice, Paris, France. A brief biographical notice o£ his life and
labors is given by Richard II. Clark, LL.D., " Lives of the De-
ceased Bishops «»f the Catholic Church in United States." After
an episcopate of thirty-three years Rt. Rev. Dr. Wnelan died in
Baltimore, his birthplace, July 7th, 1874. As a prelate his rec-
ord is as bright and glorious as that of any bishop of the church
6 Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
from the days of the Most Rev. John Carroll, first bishop in the
States, to his own day. He was a model in everything — simple as
a child, gifted and learned in an extraordinary degree. He was a
man of indomitable will, of wonderful courage and of a power of
endurance that knew no bounds. It was frequently remarked
that he lived out of his time ; that he belonged to the great galaxy
of Fathers of the early church. As a churchman his life was so
grand, so heroic that it may be termed apostolic. The demon-
stration on the occasion of his funeral July 10th, 1874, attested
the veneration in which he was held by the whole community,
non-Catholic as well as Catholic.
The Diocese was wisely and ably governed from July 7th,
1874, to May, 1875, by Very Rev. H. F. Parke, administrator
Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D.
Y Apostolic Letters, bearing date February 12th, 1875,
Rev. John J. Kain was appointed second bishop of
Wheeling. The diocese comprises the State of West
Virginia, except the following counties, which are in
the Diocese of Richmond : Pendleton, Grant, Mineral,
Hardy, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson ;
also all that portion of the State of Virginia lying west of the
counties of Patrick, Franklin and Roanoke ; also that portion of
Craig County which in 1850 belonged to the County of Mont-
Rt. Rev. John J. Kain's consecration took place in the Wheel-
ing Cathedral, May 23d, 1875.
or Kt. Rev. Johx J. Kaix, D.D. 7
Farewell Correspondence Between Bishop Kain and
His Old Congregation.
To the Rigid Rev. Dr. J. J. Kain, Bishop of Wheeling:
Very Rev. Sir: In view of your recent elevation to the dig-
nity of the mitre, we, the undersigned, members of your late con-
gregation at Harper's Ferry, beg leave to give expression to our
feelings on this auspicious event. Our emotions are singularly
compounded of grief, satisfaction and pride. We feel that your
inevitable removal from us will entail a loss not easily remedied,
for we but echo the general opinion entertained by men of all re-
ligious denominations in this community when we say that, while
your zeal in the cause of heaven has been singularly fruitful in
good, your talents and learning have rendered the services of the
Church more than usually attractive, and commanded the respect
of even indifference and unbelief.
Our sorrow, however, is more than counterbalance. 1 by the re-
flection that our loss is the gain of the Church, and that your re-
moval from us only gives a wider field for the exercise of the
extraordinary powers with which you are professedly endowed,
and which were partially lost to religion while yon occupied the
comparatively obscure position of a missionary priest. The church
has again fallen on evil days, and not even when the heroic
Athanasius combatted the first great heresy, and vindicated the
Godhead of her divine founder, or when the ferocious feuds of
Guelphs and Ghibellines obliged the Pontiffs to take refuge among
the peaceful shades of Avignon, did the tempest rage as it does
now around the "Barque of Peter." The Eoly See realizes this
fact, and inspired as ever by divine wisdom, it is nol alow in rec-
ognizing the clear heads and atoul hearts which the occasiozi de-
mands, and which, in pursuance of God's promise, are never lack-
ing, and we reflect with pride that our beloved pastor has been
designated by the infallible Vicar of Christ as one to whom the
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helm may be safely entrusted. With these mingled feelings we
present you with this expression of our good will, and, as we pray
that your future course may not belie the glorious promise of your
youth, we beg that you reciprocate by invoking for us the blessing
of the God whom you have so faithfully served, and in whose army
you now take so exalted a rank. Trusting that our mutual good
wishes and prayers may meet the favorable attention of heaven.
We remain your ever faithful and loving children in Christ.
My Dear Friends and Beloved Children of Christ: Mine is
not an easy task to put in words what my heart now feels. Your
address, with its accompanying token of affectionate esteem, has
aroused me to a fuller realization of my approaching change, and
the sad parting it will entail.
I have given the matter much serious thought. I have often
looked ahead and brought to mind the coming separation from
my dearly loved flock, and the pain it was going to inflict. But
as the time draws near for my final departure, I feel more keenly
the pang of parting, and whilst I thank you — but thank is too
cold and formal a word; I only use it for want of a better —
whilst, then, I thank you from my heart for the kind, affectionate
sentiments you express towards me, I cannot but own that their
very expression has made me feel very sad, for I am thereby
warned how soon the rending will come of ties most dear and
sacred — how soon I must forever leave those among whom I have
spent all the years of my ministry, and whom I have grown to
love with all a father's affection.
Cheerfully would I still minister to you and spend my remain-
ing years among you, for you have always showed me the docility
and devotedness which gladdens the heart and stimulates the zeal
of a pastor of souls. But God, our Master, has deemed it other-
wise, and you and I must bow in humble submission to His will,
as expressed in the voice of His Vicar upon earth — the Sovereign
Though I must now leave my present home, endeared by so
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D. D. 9
many pleasant memories, I shall ever entertain in my heart the
most grateful recollection and wannest appreciation of your kind-
ness and affection, of which your handsome and so appreciated a
gift is the pledge, as it will be the memento.
That God may bless you with every good gift is the fervent
wish and daily prayer of your devoted friend and father in Christ,
John -I. Kain,
Bisfo p elect of Wheeling.
As the election and consecration of Rev. .John J. Kain as
Bishop of Wheeling is the great event of twenty-fiv< of his
priesthood, it is deemed becoming to record the fact with its
solemn ceremonies in this Silver Jubilee pamphlet.
(From Daily Intelli . May J4th, 1875).
Consecration Ceremonies of Rt. Rev. J. J. Kain, 1>.1».
Ill-] consecration of a Bishop is considered one of the
most august ceremonies of the Roman Catholic
Church. The various ceremonii iplendid and
impressive, and, in the words of a late distinguished
prelate, " those who regard it as an idle display,
Btr o it.- nature and meaning." The essentia]
rite by which the power of the Episcopacy i- communicated is the
imposition of hands, with prayer; hut every ceremony, such a- the
preparatory examination, the delivery of the emblems of pastoral
authority, etc., hae a significance. The entire ceremony, when
thoroughly understood, i.- at once beautiful, interesting, and im-
A CROWDED CATHEDRAL.
The death of lit. Rev. Bishop Whelan, of this dicx
about one year ago, and the Bubsequenl appointment oi Rev. -I. .1.
Kain, of Martmsburg, W. Va., aa his successor, are well known
10 Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
to the public. The consecration of the new Bishop was looked
forward to with an unusual degree of interest, it being the first
ceremony of the kind ever witnessed in the Virginias, either be-
fore or since the birth of the new State. It had been announeed
that Bishop Kain would be consecrated on Sunday morning, May
23d, and for some weeks past the clergy in this city were engaged
in active preparations for the important event. An immense
crowd was attracted to the Cathedral, many coming from a dis-
tance to witness the imposing ceremony. By 10 o'elock in the
morning the edifice was crowded in every part, and hundreds were
unable to obtain even a glimpse of the inside of the church.
Among the distinguished gentlemen who occupied seats in the
Cathedral were several of the officers of the State government,
members of both branches of the Legislature, members of the
City Council, and leading clergymen of the city and vicinity.
DECORATED AND ILLUMINATED.
The interior of the Cathedral was handsomely decorated with
flowers and evergreens. Inside the chancel, above the altars and
thrones, over the images and on the walls around the chapels,
beautiful flowers had been arranged with much taste and effect ;
and the myriads of gas jets and wax candles shone upon a brilliant
scene. The pillars of the church were trimmed with evergreen,
with white roses at intervals.
ARRIVAL OF PROCESSION.
About 10:30 o'clock, Prof. Herman Ebeling began a volun-
tary upon the organ, and an instant later the procession entered
the Cathedral from the door opening on Eoff Street, in the fol-
lowing order :
Cross-bearers with cross.
Thurifers bearing censers with burning incense.
of Rt. Rev. Johs .). Kain, D.D. 11
Diocesan Priests — about twenty-four in number.
Eminent clergy of other dioceses — about thirty in all.
Hi-hops Rosecrans, Domenec, Shanahau and O'Hara.
.Rev. J. J. Kain, the Bishop-elect, supported on cither Bide by
Bishops Becker and Gibbons.
Arch Priest, Deacon and Sub-Deacon.
how tup: participants WERE CLOTHED.
Bishop Rosecrans, of Columbus, Ohi<>; Bishop Domenec, of
Pittsburg, Pa.; Bishop Shanahau, of Harrisburg, l'a.; ami Bishop
O'Hara, of Scranton, Pa., were dressed in purple mantelets or
capes. Bishops Becker and Gibbons were in Bishop's vesture and
caps, but the Bishop-elect appeared only in dark BOUtau and -ur-
plice. Archbishop Bayley wore his cope and mitre, and
carried in his right hand his crosier. As usual, the traditional
train-hearers were on hand to hear the Bishops' long train.
Upon arriving in the chancel, Archbishop Bayley, of Haiti-
more, who officiated as Consecrator, was vested in lull pontificals.
The Bishop-elect put on the aniict, all), cincture and stole, crossed
upon his heart as a priest, and took the cope and sandals.
Bishops Rosecrans and Shanahau took .-eats on the right of
the altar, the former next to an inner d \ and the latter nearer
the congregation. On the left of the altar, and near the Arch-
bishop's' throne, Bishops O'llara and Domenec seated themselves.
The former sat next to the congregation. The members of the
clergy were -eated just in front of the chancel.
consecrator AM> assistants.
Archbishop Bayley, the ( lonsecrator, was assisted by Very Rev.
J. Paul Dubreul, President of St. Mary'- Beminary, Baltimore,
as Arch-Priest, and the assistants of the Bishop-elecl were Bishop
Gibbons, of Richmond, Va., and Bishop Becker, of Wilmington,
Delaware. Rev. Stanislaus Perte, Preaidenl of St. Charles Col-
lege, near Baltimore, was the Master of Ceremonies; Rev. D.
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O'Connor, of Clarksburg, W. Va., was Deacon of the Mass, and
Rev. Joseph W. Stenger, of Charlestown, W. Va., Sub-Deacon.
THE OPENING CEREMONIES.
After the Consecrator had been vested he sat down at the
altar, and the elect, wearing his small cap, was led to him by the
assistant Bishops, who saluted the Consecrator and sat down,
Bishop Becker, as the senior Bishop, on the right, and Bishop
Gibbons on the left of the elect. A pause ensued, when the as-
sistant Bishops uncovered their heads and rose, and Bishop Becker
addressed the Consecrator, stating in Latin that he was required
" to raise this priest here present to the burthensome office of
THE APOSTOLIC COMMISSION READ.
The Consecrator then asked the senior assistant if he had the
Apostolic Commission, and upon being answered in the affirmative
commanded that it be read. The document was presented by the
assisting Bishop to the Consecrator's Notary, who read it aloud.
When he had concluded, the Consecrator said " Thanks be to
God." Not only this " Papal Bull," but the ceremony through-
out, with the exception of the sermon, was in the Latin language.
TAKING THE OATH.
The Consecrator then administered to the elect his oath of
duty and fidelity, a literal translation of which is here presented :
" I, 1ST., elect of the church of 1ST., will be from this hour hence-
forward obedient to blessed Peter the Apostle, and to the Holy
Roman Church, and to the most blessed Father, Pope N., and to
his successors canonically chosen. I will assist them to retain and
to defend against any man whatever the Roman Popedom, with-
out prejudice to my rank. I will take care to preserve, defend
and promote the rights, honors, privileges and authority of the
Holy Roman Church, of the Pope, and of his successors, as afore-
said. With my whole strength I will observe, and cause to be
observed by others, the rules of the Holy Fathers, the decrees, or-
of Et. Rbv. Johm J. Kain, D.D. 13
dinances or dispositions, ami mandates of the Apostolic See.
When called to a Synod, I will come, unless I be prevented by a
canonical impediment. I will personally visit the Apostolic See
once every ten years, and render an account to our most blessed
Father N., and his successors as aforesaid, of my whole pastoral
office, and of everything in any way appertaining to the state of
my Church, to the discipline of the clergy and people, and to the
salvation of the souls entrusted to my care, and I will humbly re-
ceive in return the Apostolic mandates, and most diligently exe-
cute them. But if I be prevented by a lawful impediment, I will
perform all the things aforesaid by a certain messenger specially
authorized for this purpose, a priest of the diocese, or by Borne
secular or regular priest of tried virtue and piety, well instructed
on all the above subjects.
" I will not sell nor give away nor mortgage, enfeoff anew,
nor in any way alienate the possessions belonging to my table,
without the leave of the Roman Pontiff. And Bhould I pn
to any alienation of them, 1 am willing to contract, by the very
fact, the penalties specified in the Constitution published on this
The above oath was taken on bended knees. The Consecrator
sat wearing his mitre, because he excreted authority, and because
he was the superior of the Bishop-elect. The frequent taking off
and putting on of his mitre arose from the variety of offices which
he performed through the ceremony. When answering the Con-
secrator, the Bishop-elect uncovered his head to signify respect.
EXAMINATION AND MA
After the oath had been administered the elect and his a
ant.- were seated, and the Consecrator and assistants proa
with the form <»f examination.
The examination being closed, the elect Was led by the g£
ant Bishops to the Consecrator, before whom he knelt and ;
hi- band. The Oonsecrator, laying off Ins mantle, turned to the
altar and commenced the Mass as usual, the elect being at his left
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hand and the assistant Bishops at their seats. After confession
the Consecrator proceeded to the altar and continued the Mass to
the last verse, and at that part he again took his seat before the
"KYRIE" AND "GLORIA."
During this Mass the " Kyrie " and " Gloria " from " Farmers'
Mass " were sung in B flat by the choir. The choir of the Cath-
edral has about seventeen members, but a number of well known
singers kindly volunteered their services for the occasion, and aug-
mented the number of voices to thirty-three, under the leadership
of Mrs. Whittaker. Prof. Ebeling presided at the organ. The
fugue at the end of the " Gloria " was rendered by Mrs. Whit-
taker, Miss Hubbard, Mr. Peaselee and Mr. Caldwell.
DUTY OF A BISHOP.
The elect was again presented to the Consecrator, when all
took their seats, and the Consecrator stated the duties and powers
of the Episcopacy in these simple terms : " It is the duty of a
Bishop to judge, to interpret, to consecrate, to ordain, to offer, to
baptize, and to confirm." All then arose and the Consecrator, re-
taining the mitre in token of his authority, and standing, as one
earnest in soliciting their prayer, invited the faithful to unite with
him in prayer, " that God would bestow the abundance of grace
upon the elect Bishop."
During the recital of the Litanies, however, the Consecrator
knelt with the mitre on his head, as humbling himself, even in his
official capacity, to God. His head was uncovered whenever he
immediately addressed God in prayer. The assistant Bishops also
knelt, resting forward upon their seats, wearing then- mitres.
The elect lay prostrate at the left hand of the Consecrator. At
the several parts of the petitions the assistant Bishops made the
sign of the cross, but did not rise from their knees.
of the Bishop-elect on the floor of the sanctuary was perhaps ex-
pressive of the interior humiliation of the soul in the presence of
of Rt. Rev. John J. I >.D. 15
the majesty of God. While all the c fcion and clergy w
kneeling the Consecrator rose ap, and with In- crosier in his
left hand, turned toward them and prayed aloud that " God may
vouchsafe to bless f and sanctify t and consecrate t this elect here
THE PLACING OF HAND-.
The Litanies concluded, the Consecrator, aided by the assistant
Bishops, placed the Bible, open, upon the shoulders of the eli
who knelt before him. [t was placed inversely, so that the bottom
of the page was turned toward the Consecrator, and was so held
by one of the clergy until it was given to the elect. The i
tion meant to be conveyed by this rite was that the Gospel should
not be to him a sealed book.
The Consecrator and assistant Bishops then put their hands
simultaneously upon the head of the elect, each of them touch]
the head with both hands, saying, " Receive thou the Holy Gl
The prayers which followed determine the Imposition of hands to
signify and confer the grace and power of the Episcopa. y.
The Sacred Canticle, altera Bhort prayer, was sung by the
Consecrator, after which the head of the elect was bound with
some tine linen prepared for the purpose. The Consecrator, on
bended kne< , iegan the hymn, "Veni Creator Spiritus," which
was continued by the rest. While the choir were singing the hymu
th«' Consecrator seated himself, and, wearing the mitre, made the
pign ofa CrOJ - with holy chri.-nioii the head of the I bop, and
anointed the whole crown, saying, " -May thy head be anointed and
consecrated with heavenly blessing, in the Pontifical Order, in
the name of the Father,! and of the 8on,tand of the Holy Gh08t.t"
This unction, which is intended to signify the interior unction of
the Holy Spirit, is a rite of antiquity in the Latin Church. ,
Consecrator, after cleansing his thumb with a crumb of bread, laid
aside his mitre and arose and delivered a brief address, which was
followed by an antiphon chanted by the clergy.
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ANOINTING OF THE HANDS.
Psalm CXXXII was also chanted by the clergy, during which
the elect had a cloth placed upon his neck to support his hands, and
joining them side by side knelt before the Consecrator, who
anointed the palms with chrism in the figure of a cross, and then
their entire surface. This unction is intended 'to signify the powers
that are imparted to him.
BLESSING THE CROSIER AND RING.
The Consecrator again cleansed his thumb with a piece
of bread, and laying aside his mitre, arose and blessed the crosier,
which he sprinkled with holy wafer. The crosier, or the pastoral
staff, is blessed to signify that the power of the pastoral office
must be derived from " God, the supporter of human weakness."
The newly-consecrated, kneeling, received the staff with his fore
and middle fingers, without disjoining the hands, which were sus-
pended from the neck in a linen scarf, through reverence for the
oil with which they were anointed. The ring was then blessed,
sprinkled with holy water, and placed upon the proper finger of
the right hand of the consecrated. The ring is an emblem of the
fidelity which a Bishop owes to the Church.
"THE KISS OF PEACE."
The Bible was then taken from the shoulders of the consecra-
ted and placed in his hands, and he was commanded to go and
preach to the people committed to his care. He then received the
kiss of peace from the Consecrator and his assistants, each saying
to him, "Peace be to thee," and he answering, " And with thy
spirit." After this he was conducted to a side chapel, where the
crown of his head was rubbed and dried, to take away the chrism,
and his 1 hair adjusted. The Mass was proceeded with to the offer-
tory, when " Credo," from " Farmers' Mass," was sung by Miss
Hubbard, Mrs. Whittaker, Mr. Lucas and Mr. Caldwell.
BISHOP GIBBONS' SERMON.
At the conclusion of the music, Right Rev. Bishop Gibbons,
of Richmond, Ya., delivered an eloquent sermon, taking for his
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D. 17
text the 5th chap, of the 2nd Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthi-
ans, beginning with the 18th verse. We are unable to give more
than a brief outline of the Rt. Reverend gentleman's remarks.
He commenced by saying that the vast assemblage he wit-
nessed before him, consisting not only of regular members of the
congregation, bnt State and City officials, besides other eminent
person-, came not merely to pay their homage to God and their
respects to the new Bishop, hut for the laudable desire of witness-
ing the imposing ceremony of the consecration of a Bishop. It
was the lirst time such a ceremony had been performed either in
Virginia or West Virginia. The Bishop is appointed by Almighty
God to rule the Church, to study God's interest, to vindicate
his honor, and to promote his love among the people of the
Church. Not only does Christ Jesus authorize the Apostles and
successors to preach the Gospel, but he commands those nations
to whom such a minister is sent to listen and obey, under the most
severe penalties. And this is not all. When an embassador is
sent from our country to Europe he is honored. So Christ, our
Chief Magistrate, honors his Bishops. He will no longer call
them servants, but friends. What a prerogative to In- called upon
by Heaven to bear the olive branch of peace — to represent the
glorious Gospel, which holds out to every one the blessed hope of
immortality! The Apostles of Jesus Christ arc not only hia em-
bassadors but his dispensers of mercy. To some people the
Bishop is like other men, but in the eye of faith he is exalted. To
him belongs the sublime prerogative of reconciling the sinner —
that stupendous power of consecrating their body and blood — to
him alone belongs the power of communicating the Holy <>
by the Bacrament of Confirmation. A temporal prince ha- the
power to cast into prison — but his power is only over flesh and blood.
He dor- not penetrate the sanctuary of the soul. A Bishop
spiritual prince, presiding not over unwilling subjects, but
the hearts of his children. lie i> a judge, called upon to pro-
nounce sentence, not of condemnation but of mercy — he is a
builder, to construct the Heavenly Jerusalem, the house of I
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Such is the dignity and such the authority with which this young
prelate will be invested who from this day forth is to preside over
the spiritual destinies of this diocese.
Your young Bishop has not sought the office, but the office
has sought him. Much as he appreciates the honor of presiding
over the diocese to which he has been called, if left to his
own choice his humility would probably have prompted him to
prefer working as an humble missionary in the diocese where
everything had become endeared to him. He comes with the
approbation of the Bishops of the province of Baltimore. To all
of them he is known by a pure and upright reputation which has
never been stained by the breath of calumny. The longer you
know him the more you will honor and love him. He will preach
to you with a simple but pure Christian spirit, which has become
much more elevated by the force of personal example. He is
yours and you are his. From this day forth you will occupy the
first place in his heart and affection. He will be the guardian
angel of you and of the Church. He will be to you like one of
the angels whom Jacob saw on that mystic ladder bringing mes-
sages from God to man. He will recommend himself to you by
his financial ability and business tact — an ability almost indispen-
sable in some of the southern dioceses, where the resources are
limited. He has already signified his ability in this respect by
erecting two churches and paying for the same. I know that
your young Bishop will receive a loyal and a heart-felt reception
from your hands. You will receive him with joy, as he comes to
you with the authority of Jesus Christ. You will rally around
him and sustain him in all his undertakings, rejoice at his pros-
perity and grieve should any calamity occur. I am indeed re
joiced at the harmony existing in this country between the clergy
and the people. I pray the day may never come when the clergy
will become salaried servants of the Government — it would per-
haps dictate to us what doctrines we ought to maintain. But,
brethren of the clergy, I see from your cordial faces that your
new Bishop will receive from your hands a hearty reception. The
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D. 19
expression of your countenances to-day differs from the occasion of
my last visit — when the remains of your venerable prelate lay cold
in death. You were sad in your hearts ; disconsolate, discouraged
because your leader was gone. You missed the sound of that
majestic voice which had been accustomed to inspire you with
confidence. Your Church was draped in mourning, and sorrow
filled the hearts of your people. A universal gloom was spread
over the whole city. You are cheerful to-day because the Church
renews its strength. The diocese has cast off its weeds of mourn-
ing — the Bishop lost is found again. A new captain comes for-
ward to-day to lead you on to fresh battles, and unless I am very
much deceived, he will never say "go," but will always Bay,
" Come, let us go together." He will be ever foremost in the
ranks — always in the midst of you. The speaker then turned
and addressed the new Bishop, but his remarks were almosl inau-
dible to the reporters, who only occasionally caught a sentence.
He said during his brief address, however, that the dioc<
Richmond in losing Father Kain had lost a valuable member, and
the clergy an affectionate brother, but Richmond's lose was o
ing's gain. He accepted it as an auspicious circumstance that the
new Bishop was installed upon the same day as the temporal au-
thorities were installed in this city, and concluded as follows:
May this day be the harbinger of a bright and glorious future for
the diocese of Wheeling. May you, honored ^ when your
labors are over, receive a recompense from Oar father in Heaven.
THE BISHOPS OFFERING.
Ar the conclusion of the sermon the new Bishop made his
offering to the Oonsecrater. Attended by his Bishops, he pre-
sented himself, aid kneeling, offered two large lighted tapers, two
ornamented Loaves, and two ornamented barrels of wine, and
I the Oonsecrator's hand after he had received them. The
choir then sail"- " Ave Verum."
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BLESSING MITRE AND GLOVES.
After the solemn benediction, given by the Consecrator, he
proceeded to the blessing of the mitre, and as he put it on referred
to its mystic significance as a helmet. Here the choir sang
" Agnus Dei " and the " Benedictus," and the kiss of peace was
given by the Consecrator to the consecrated, who gave it to the
senior assistant and then to the junior, and it was thus continued
among the members of the clergy.
The gloves, which are handsomely embroidered with gold,
were then blessed and put on the hands of the new Bishop, and
their mystic signification was explained, with allusion to the cover-
ing of the hands of Jacob with the skins of kids, and a prayer
that he who wore the gloves might obtain a blessing through
LED TO HIS THRONE.
The newly-consecrated Bishop was then led by his assistants
to his proper throne, and the Consecrator placed the crosier in
his left hand. This ceremony is performed in token of his being
made a judge and ruler. The Consecrator then began the " Te
Deum," which was chanted by the clergy.
BLESSING THE CONGREGATION.
Whilst this hymn was being chanted, the assistant Bishops,
wearing their mitres, led the new Bishop through the Church, and
as he proceeded bestowed his blessing upon the people, who knelt
to receive it. The Consecrator in the meantime stood uncovered
at the altar. The new Bishop, upon returning to the altar, gave
his blessing to the clergy and congregation, after a prayer had been
recited and an anthem sung.
"FOR MANY YEARS."
The Consecrator and assistants then took their mitres and
turned their faces toward the Epistle side, to which the newly-con-
secrated went, who turned towards them, knelt, and repeated the
words " For Many Years." He advanced and did the same at
the middle of the altar, again at the feet of the Consecrator, who
gave him the kiss of peace, as did the assistants, and accompanied
of Kt. Rev. John- J. Kain. D.D. 21
by them he returned to his own chapel, repeating the beginning
of the Gospel according to St. John, which the Consecrator recit-
ed at his own altar.
The ceremonies being ended, the new Bishop divested him-
self of a portion of his garments, after which he proceeded to the
pew occupied by his mother and two sisters, whom he affection-
ately embraced. His relatives occupied the first pew to the left of
the central aisle.
The members of the congregation soon began to crowd around
him and offer their homage. Many fell on their knees and kissed
his hand as he hurriedly passed out. The other Bishops, assists
etc., in the meanwhile had left the Cathedral from the rear, in
about the same order as they came in.
Our report would be incomplete if we failed to add a word of
praise for the excellent music furnished by the choir and th
who had volunteered their services, as stated heretofore. We hi
not the space to mention each performer in detail, and speak of
their merits as they deserve. Besides the piece- before enumerated
in this article, the " Qui tollis " was Bung by Mr. Arkle, tenor;
Mr. Fletcher, bass; Miss Benninghaus, alto; and Mi— Brown,
soprano. The " Credo," " Sanctus," " Benedictus " and "Agnus
Dei" were from k> Von Weber's Mass in GL" Mr-. Whittaker,
Miss Benninghaus, Mr. J. Mendel and Mr. Caldwell sang the
"Benedictus.'" Miss Eubbard sang the solo in "Agnus I>ei."
In the evening vesper services were held in the Cathedral.
Right Rev. Domenec, Bish ip of Pittsburgh, delivered a discour
The principal features of the evening service were first : A " Salve
Regina," sung by Miss M. Rohan; 2d, an " O Sanitaria," by Rev.
Father Stenger ; 3d, a quartette, " A.ve Verum," from Mozart, by
Mr. Lucas, Mi,, Hubbard, Mr. Caldwell and Mr,. Whittaker. The
"Tantiim Ergo," in which Miss Ella Zinn and Mr. Peaselee had
he principal parts, was excellently rendered.
22 Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D.
T. EEV. DR. KAIN was born at Martinsburg, May
31st 1841. At an early age be was sent to St.
Cbarles College, near Ellicotts City, Md., to make
his collegiate studies. On tbe completion of tbe
course in that noted school be passed to the depart-
ment of philosophy and theology in St. Mary's Univer-
sity, Baltimore, Md. Throughout the collegiate, philoso-
phical and theological studies, the subject 'of this sketch evinced
rare talents, and was regarded as one of the most gifted,
if not the most gifted student in those large schools. He was or-
dained priest July 2nd, 1866, and assigned to tbe missions of
Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg, W. Va. His appointment as
Bishop was bailed as an excellent one; and all in a brief time
realized the grateful fact that Rome had placed at the helm a
man of extraordinary fitness ; a man thoroughly equipped as a
scholar, possessed of a high order of administrative ability, and a
pulpit orator of the highest rank.
The sixteen years of Rt. Rev. Dr. Kain's episcopate have more
than confirmed these anticipations, and be is to-day, socially and
intellectually, as well as viewed as a Prelate, a most worthy suc-
cessor of the illustrious, revered, and Apostolic Bishop Whelan.
It is often said that the Sees of Richmond and Wheeling have
bad as able and efficient Bishops as an}' two Sees in the Catholic
Church in the United States.
of Rt. Rev. John J. K.un, D.D. 23
Rt. Rev. John J. Kain.
1866— Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee— 189 1.
S the day on which the Rt. Rev. Bishop would haw
completed the twenty-live years of his priesthood drew
near, a committee of the senior priests of the Diocese
of Wheeling, consisting of Rt. Rev. J. T. Snllivan,
V.G., Chairman, Very Rev. I). O'Connor, Very R
Fr. Maurice, O. M. C, and Very Rev. J. W. Sten-
ger, addressed a circular to the rectors of the different
congregations. These rectors were requested to take -urh steps
as in their judgment would he likely "to render the Jubilee
a success, creditable to the reverend clergy and laity, and plea-ant
for the chief pastor." The result amply proves with what earnest-
ness the suggestion of the committee was accepted by clerg]
laity. All the clergy, with the exception of two unavoidably ab-
sent, repaired to Wheeling for July 2nd, L891 — Jubilee Day.
Their gifts of material things were all that the very limited means
of I J is Lordship's clergy and laity could well afford, whilst the
exhibition of their filial love, devotion, and reverence was truly
grand and most grateful to the Rt. Rev. Bishop, as he so feelingly
Stated in his address from his throne.
The record of the incident.- of Bishop Kain's Silver Jubilee
will consist simply of the narrative of what transpired, and in the
order in which they occurred.
L866 PROGRAMME L891.
Rt. Rev. John J. Kain's Sacerdotal Silvbb Jubilee.
.Iii.y 2d, L891.
1. Solemn Pontifical MD - - - - 9 a.m.
Address by Rt. Rev. bionsignor Sullivan, V.<..
Address by R v. Fr. Didacus, O.M.C.
2. Reception of the Clergy, . . - L0:30 a.m.
24 Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
3 Dinner, - - - -- - - . 12 m.
4. [Reception of the Laity, - 7:30 p.m.
Address by Hon. T. S. Riley, in behalf of the English speaking
Address for the Germans — Mr. Peter Bonenberger.
5. Address of Rt. Rev. Bishop Kain, from the portico of the
On the eve of his Jubilee Day, the Rt. Rev. Bishop received,
through Rt. Rev. Dr. O'Connell, President of the American
College, Rome, a cablegram informing him that the Sovereign
Pontiff, Leo XIII, sent his Apostolic Benediction: "The Holy
Father sends you his blessing."
The following account was given in the Wheeling Daily
A notable church event, long and happily awaited by thousands
of earnest and devoted faithful, came to pass yesterday, in the
celebration of Rt. Rev. Bishop Kain's Silver Jubilee of his
ordination into the priesthood. There have been few church
events in this city that have awakened more interest, and none
that have caused a more general outpouring of the people. They
came not alone to hear the music, see the flowers and decorations,
and listen to the services and speeches, but they came also in the
true spirit of the occasion ; they came with hearts full of gratitude
to one who has so long been a kind, faithful and conscientious
benefactor, one whose noble work has been confined not alone to
the domain of the church, but whose influence and energy for
the upbuilding of the community is everywhere recognized. All
nature smiled on the occasion, and the day was a perfect one in
every regard. The occasion was a notable one from the presence
of so many distinguished clergy from out of town, all of whom
participated in the proceedings with heartfelt joy. In a word
Rev. John J. Kain, D.D. 26
the souls of both clergy and laity were attuned to the day, and
the successful manner in which all the details of the affair p
off will make Bishop Kain".- Silver Jubilee a long and live event
in the history of the Dioc
The exercises of the day formally opened at 9 o'clock yester-
day morning, and long before that hum- the great interior <
Joseph's Cathedral was thronged with people, wh<> viewed
pleasure and delight the many handsome and appropriate deeora-
Along the front of the gallery were festoons of i
and this cheerful emblem of nature profusely adorned the upper
and lateral parts of the chancel, all depending objects bei]
pecially adorned. Many bouquets and. baskets of choice cut flow-
ers figured here and there throughout the chancel, the Bishop's
throne being especial!. ed. The decorations, taken with
the numerous bright lights of the altar, produced a beautiful ef-
fect. Along the front of the gallery ran this inscription in silver
letters, "Adveniat annus Jubilseus aurei; y translated being
" May you live to celebrate your golden jubilee," and on the three
Bides of the chancel were these inscription-: "Sacerdosel Pontifex,"
"Deo Gratia-/ - "Ad Multos Annos,"— " Priest and Pontiff,"
" Thanks be to God," " For Many Year.-." At nine o'clock the
-trains of the " Kyrie Elei80n," Bung by the trained Cathedral
choir under the direction of Prof. Herman Schockey, opened the
magnificent ceremonies of the day, and from either Bide of the
sanctuary, the dignitaries, priests and acolytes in the mass cele-
bration appeared. The rich vestments of the Bishops and I
made a beautiful COnstrast with the pure white and Mack .
of the priests and acolyte
THE OFFICIATING CLER
in the sanctuary at the time, besides Bishop Kain and Bishops
Yandevyvcr, of Richmond, and Phelao, of Pittsburg, who aat on
a raised dais to the right, and immediately oppo • Bi hop Kain,
were the following members of the clergy of the dioceses "I \\ eel
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Virginia and Ohio : lit. Rev. Monsignor Sullivan, of Wheeling ;
Very Rev. H. F. Park, of Mt. De Chantal ; Very Rev. Joseph
W. Stenger, of Charleston ; Very Rev. D. O'Connor, of Clarks-
burg ; Very Rev. A. M. M. Hartnedy, of Steubenville ; Very
Rev. John B. Murray, of Cincinnati ; Rev. Father J. C. Des-
mond, of Wellsville, Ohio ; Rev. Father Thomas Rowers, of Steu-
benville ; Rev. Father E. N. Leyden, Toronto, O.; Rev. Father
James Hartley, Steubenville ; Rev. Father McElligott, Wheeling ;
Rev. John McBride, Witbeville, Va.; Rev. Father D. Walsh,
Hinton, W. Va.; Rev. Father Mattingly, Martin's Ferry ; Rev.
Father Joseph Weigand, Bridgeport, O.; Rev. Father Fitzgerald,
Bellaire ; Rev. John A. Reynolds, Wellsburg ; Rev. Father Di-
dacus, O.M.C., Wheeling; Rev. Father Herman Joseph, O.C.M.,
Rev. Father O'Kane, Wheeling ; Rev. Father H. P. McMenamin,
Benwood ; Rev. Father Boutlou, Moundsville ; Rev. Father C. T.
Schlipp, St. Joseph's, Marshall County ; Rev. Father McGrath,
Fairmont ; Rev. Father Keleher, Grafton ; Rev. Father P. A.
Boyce, Rowelsburg ; Rev. Father T. C. Haimann, Newburg ; Rev.
Father John A. Tracy, Weston ; Rev. Father Wm. Walsh, St.
Clara, Doddridge County ; Rev. Father Michael Fitzpatrick, Ran-
dolph County ; Rev. Father Thomas Quirk, Lewis County ; Rev.
Father E. M. Hickey, Parkersburg ; Rev. Father Lambert,
Parkersburg ; Rev. Father J. J. Deehan, Parkersburg ; Rev.
Father J. W. Werninger, Huntington ; Rev. Father George
Toner, Coal Valley ; Rev. Father Thomas Collins, Charleston ;
Rev. Father T. J. Duffy, Lewisburg ; Rev. Father John Murray,
of Cincinnati, and Rev. Joseph Mullen, Wheeling.
PONTIFICAL HIGH MASS.
Immediately after the procession, pontifical high mass was
celebrated by Bishop Kain, assisted by Monsignor Sullivan, Dea-
con of Office Very Rev. J. W. Stenger, of Charleston, Sub-Deacon
Rev. Jeremiah Murray, of Cincinnati, Very Rev. H. F. Parkes,
of Mt. de Chantal and Very Rev. John Murray, of Cincinnati,
Deacons of honor. Revs. Father Tracy, of Weston, and
of Rt. Rev. Johx J. Kaix, D.D. J 7
Reynolds, of Wellsbnrg, officiated ae masters of ceremony. The
services were very imposing and entered into with great fervor
by all those officiating.
The music was especially well rendered by a choir reinforced
for the occasion, and consisting of Borne twenty-three voices, under
the direction of Prof. Schockey, with Mrs. M. E. Whittaker ['re-
siding at the organ. The singers kept well together, ami the se-
lections throughout were admirably rendered and listened t<> with
delight by the vast throng of people. The choir was composed of
the following well known vocalists: From St. Alphonsus: Bliss
Emma Yahn, Mrs. Henry Keller, Miss Bertha Fox, Biise I . l'ein-
ler, MissT. Schaffer, Mr. Frank Woeber, Mr. Frank Diegmi]
Mr. William Nolte and Mr* William Paul : from St. Mary's : Mrs.
Humes and Mr. Ed. Yahn; from the Cathedral : Mrs. Geo. Feei
Mrs. Kate Michael-Fitzgerald, MissMary Healey, Miss Ague.- 1!
Miss Augusta Handlan, Miss Ague.- Lanrey, Mr. Adam Yahn,
Mr. Charles Miller, Mr. Jacques Front, Mr. George Hoke and
Mr. Thos. J. Miller. The solos were well Bung and attracted especial
attention. They were as follows: " Eyrie Eleison," V
Emma Yahn; " Qui Tollis," Mr. Frank Diegmiller; -Ft [ncar-
natus," Miss Mary Ilealy, and " Benedictus," Mise Agnes Hi
and Miss C. Feinler. At the conclusion of the ceremonies Rt.
Rev. Monsignor J. T. Sullivan delivered the address of greeting
to the Bishop,
MONSIGNOR SULLIVAN'S AD
Right Reverend am> Beloved Bishop: In the name of the
Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, of the Religions communi
ties, and of the Laity of your diocese, [, though the least worthy,
Leg leave to tender yon most heartfelt congratulations on this joy-
ous occasion. Custom lias most laudably sanctioned the joyful
and festive observance of what is known as Jubilee year. Henee,
in society, we have various kinds of jubilees, uotably the Silver
Jubilee, the Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilei — twenty-
five, fifty ami seventy-five years respectively. To-day, with as
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much solemnity as possible, we celebrate, Monseigneur, your Sil-
ver Jubilee — twenty-five years of Sacerdotal life !
First of all, the clergy of your diocese are gathered in your
Cathedral, by their presence as well as otherwise, to greet you on
this great day. They naturally pass in review your priesthood.
They go back in thought to those nine years of your sacerdotal
life in the Richmond Diocese — so quiet, so retired, so zealous and so
efficient. They go back, too, to that joyful February, 1875, when
the cable announced that Rome had appointed a successor to the
illustrious first Bishop of Wheeling ; that the young but able pastor
of Harper's Ferry was to assume Whelan's crosier and mitre.
Then they realized in your person, and in the circumstances, the
words of Holy Writ. You could say, though your humility no
doubt forbade it : " Lord, Thou didst deliver to me five talents ;
behold, I have gained other five over and above." Then God
said (when Rome speaks, God speaks) : " Well done, good and
faithful servant ; because thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will place thee over many things." Matt, xxv, 21.
The great Bishop of Richmond, later Archbishop of Baltimore,
now Cardinal Archbishop of that glorious Mother Church of this
land, was, no doubt, the one who discovered in the comparatively un-
known missionary of Harper's Ferry, (the same field from which your
apostolic predecessor was chosen) the man in all respects fully equip-
ped for the episcopate. His idea and his estimate were concurred
in by the Metropolitan and his suffragants, and Rome by Pius the
Ninth ratified their judgment and appointed the second Bishop of
Wheeling in your illustrious person.
A day or so after the glad news for Wheeling flashed over the
wires, a priest of this diocese remarked : " Though but slightly
acquainted with Rev. John J. Kain, I know him to be of extraor-
dinary ability. Wheeling is in luck and has reason to rejoice."
The event has proven that he was right ; that the diocese had rea-
son, indeed, to exult. " Rome," said a non-Catholic writer in a
brief notice of the Bishop-elect, " seems to have shown great par-
tiality to Virginia from the beginning, by giving her great men
of Rt. Rev. Johk J. I >.D. 29
for Bisliops — Whelan, McGill, Gibbons and Kain." Had he
written a little later, he might and would have added one more —
Rt. Hev. Dr. Van de Yyver, the worthy >r in Richmoi
those great Prelates, this day with as to honor our beloved B
on tins, his Silver Jubilee.
Sixteen years ago, Monseigneur, yon took pot your
See; sixteen years ago, in this Banctuary, the plenitude of the
priesthood was e inferred on yon, and you became ration, as
you were already by appointment and jurisdiction, our Bisho]
Father in God, and we, clergy and laity, became your spiritual
children. You assumed, Dot of your own choice, but on th<
of God, all the responsibilities of the episcopal office. W(
corned you and vowed most cheerfully, filial loyality and devotion
Heaven's record book has on its bright pages the histor
your sixteen year- as Bishop — zeal, piety, efficiency and learning.
As to your zeal, you can say truthfully, (from your coming to this
day,) " The zeal of thy h< >use hath eaten me up." (Pa. lxviii, 10.)
The motive power of that zeal has been your charity, love o
and of Christ our Lord and His Spouse — holy Church. " The
charity of Christ presseth us/' (2d Cor. v, 14 I Your efficiency
is attested by the onward progress of all the interests of om
blessed religion in the diocese under your wise, prudent, and
energetic leadership. Though humanly speaking, your natural
gifts of mind and heart would have warranted OS in anticipating
an efficient administration, still faith tells us, and you, borrowing
the Words of Saint Paul, Bay to-day, a- you have no doubt said
many times to yourself, " Bui by the grace "t' <T..d I am what I
am, and His grace in me bath not been void." (1 Cor. .w. 10.)
As the herald of ( fring truth, you bfl ; nlpit
tireless and eloque ich degree as to attract attention in a
hierarchy so notable as that of these Dnited Sts
You surely have complied with St. Paul's injunction to
another Bishop : " I charge thee before God and irist,who
shall judge the Living and the dead, by his coming and bis kin^
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preach the word ; be instant in season and out of season ; re-
prove, entreat and rebuke in all patience and doctrine." (2d Tim.
iv, 2.) When the deluded advocates of multiform heresy assailed
the faith, you have always been the vigilant sentinel on the watch-
tower, and these misguided men soon found that it could not be
done with impunity. When the frequent, I might almost say,
usual, unjust and disreputable weapon of misrepresentation has
been employed against our holy religion, your trenchant pen has
always been ready to defend the faith and to expose the mendacity
of the assailants, and at the same time show and portray the in-
herent loveliness of God's truth, and the fair and spotless fame of
His divinely appointed Church.
If I have protracted these remarks unbecomingly, pardon me.
To-day, by cable, the Holy Father greets and blesses you ; to-day
the clergy and the laity of your diocese are filled with gladness
and gratitude to God ! They greet you ; the Rt. Rev. Bishops
here present greet you ; the hierarchy of these States, your mitred
brethren throughout our noble land, from His Eminence, the Car-
dinal, so renowned as a churchman and a patriot, to the youngest
who has, at Rome's bidding, assumed the episcopal office, greet
you ; and the greeting from all these, as well as your many other
friends, clerical and laical, is the hallowed " Ad multos annos."
Yes, fervently and prayerfully say we all, u Ad multos annos."
But when the ends does come (and the " ad multos annos "
is that it may be long deferred), another prayer is also ours, and
that of all, namely, that you may be able then to say with the
great exemplar of the church's Bishops, St. Paul, (2d Tim. iv, 5-8)
" I have fought a good fight ; I have finished my course ; I have
kept the faith. As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of
justice, which the Lord, the just judge, will render me on that day."
Whilst we pray thus, Monseigneur, on this Silver Jubilee day, ac-
cept once more our most heartfelt congratulations, and bestow,
from the deepest depths of your paternal and episcopal heart, a
blessing on us all — priests, religious and laity gladly present, and
those, too, unavoidably absent.
oi Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D. 31
In fine, in the name of your clergy and of the whole di<>r
I beg leave to tender most heartful thanks to the Rt. Rev. Bis-
hops and the Rev. Clergy of neighboring dioceses, who by their
presence here to-day do honor to you, Rt. Rev. Bishop, t<> us,
your clergy, and to the Diocese of Wheeling.
At the conclusion of Monsignor Sullivan's address, Rev.
Father P. Didacus, O.M.C., saluted the Bishop, and read an
address in Latin, as follows :
LATIN ADDRESS BY REV. FATHER DIDACUS, O.M.C.
Reverendissimo ac Dlastrifisimo, Dilectissimo nostro Patri a<-
Domino, Episcopo Sacrae Sedis Wheelingensifl, in Solemniia Jubi-
lsei Sacerdotalis ad Aram litanti Congregatio Eccleaiaa ad S. Al
phonsnm atque Conventus Fratrum Minorum S. P. Fra
Capucinornm eidem Ecclesia 1 annexus haec humilia grandia amoria
pignora D.D. die II. Julii, MDCCCXOL
Reverendissime ac 111 * Domim ac Pater !
Est haec consnetndo omnium bonornm filiornm, at patri dilecto
die ejus anniversario festo cnncta fansta devotia gratisqne animia
intur. Talis obligatio, «mia pro beneficiia majoribna majorea
gratias agere debemns, ideo beneficiia coeleatibus, quae omnei
sum transcendunt, acceptis, in infinitum creacit. Quorum '
ciorum a Veatra dementia acceptornm atqae nostra grati animi
obligationis recordari qob imprimis hodie decet, cum Auni
rina Sacerdotii Veatri Diea Vigesimua Quintoa aobia peroptato
illuxit. Quamquam autem jure nobis timendnm eat, ne hoc h
abili Jubilaei die dignaa Presbyteratus atque Episcopatu8 \
laudes pradicare non aimue idonei: at certe gratulari Feli
aa nobis jucundissimum eat, atque etai aequaquam ]
Paternitate Veatra attamen pro ooatro Btudio meritam gn
(h bitamque agere volumi
A Minima Dei providentia ad aumma Sacerdotii atque Episco-
patua fastigia provectum veneramur G-ermano Americani eccleaise
ad St. Alphonsum adscripti, clerici ac laici ; om imum
Pastorum ac Tutorem Be habere gaudenl ; omnea pradicanl B
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dotem, Pontinccm et Virtutum Opificem, Pastorem bonum in
populo ; cuncti laudant Episcopum Irrepreliensibilem, Prudentem,
Ornatum, Benign um, Justuin. Vera nobis in gloria Dei causa est
lsetandi, quum Talem habeamus Sacerdotem Magnum ! Quani
amabilis cunctis nobis et accepta facta est Amplitudo Yestra,
quum Studium Religionis Yestrum vidimus in congressu Catholico
Germano-Americanorum Fittsburgii celebrato ! Unde quemquam
nacti erimus, qui tanta cum potestate tantam moderationem eon-
cilia vit ? Cuncta Deo adjuvante prsemunit Sapientia Vestra, ut
lupus Bseviens sequacesque illius in ovile Dominicum ingrediendi
ad perdendas animas locum non habeant.
Merito igitur maximas agimus gratias pro Clementia, Benigni-
tate, Prudentia Yestra, quibus jure optimo confidimus.
Sancta Trinitas Celsitudinem Yestram sua protectione incolu-
men custodiat, ut dum sapienti moderamine in Deo magnum,
quod suscepisti, Episcopale onus peregeris, in die aeternre retribu-
tionis, eo dicente, audire merearis.
Euge, serve bone et fidelis quia super pauca f uisti fidelis, super
multa Te constituam, intra in gaudium Domini Tui !
Quod ut Deus Clementise Yestrse pr^estare dignetur, ardentis-
sime cupirnus atque ex intimo corde oramus.
Beverendissimo ac Illustrissimo devoti filii,
Rev. P. Didacus, O.M. Cap.,
Bey. P. Herman Joseph, O.M. Cap.,
Rev. P. Mauritus, O.M. Cap.,
Rev. P. Antonius, O.M. Cap.,
Frank A. Woeber, Sr.,
Franz H. Regele,
of Rt. Eev. John J. Kain, D. D. 33
At the conclusion of Rev. Father Didacus' add -hop
Kain, deeply affected by the tender Bentiments advanced, an
respond and spoke in substance as follows :
BISHOP KAIX'S RE8PON8B.
"There is aothing thai gives me more true joy than the presence
around me of so many of the clergy of this diocese. To those
who have spoken in behalf of my clergy and people I cau Bay that
on this festal day, the day that commemorates my ordination to the
holy priesthood of the church, my heart is tilled with joy to know
that in the midst of my clergy I may always find an affection 30
pure and true. I have indeed striven to live among yon, rather
as au elder brother, not perhaps in years, but in thought and
ing, and far more pleasant to me is this fraternal relation than the
assumption of a dignity rather inspiring awe than love, and repuls-
ing and repelling instead of attracting. I thank God that welive
under different conditions from those that prevail in many other
countries. Abroad there often exist conditions that raise harriers
between the bishop and his clergy, and between the priest and his
people. I thank God that it is different here, and that the rela-
tionship is nearer that of father and brother. Vet [ am satisfied
that the body of the priesthood of the old world show no greater
reverence for their bishops or their flocks to the priests than i>
shown in the new world. I trust that the cordial and affectionate
relations which have bound OS together in the past will remain un-
broken in the future. As fellow priests you can appreciate and
share in the joyful feeling which this anniversary wakens in my
heart. Surely the .lay of ordination is a happy day for every
priest. lie lo.,':.- back to it with reverence and joy, and my heart
is idled with keen delighl at this celebration of my silver jubilee.
1 remember that fourteen were ordained on that day by the
Archbishop of Baltimore, and if I mi-take not ten of them remain
to-day to celebrate their jubilee-. My first labors in the ministry
of the church were in a mission obscure in Borne respects, hut in
others noted, in the classic town of Barper's Ferry. The m
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then embraced eight counties in West Virginia and parts of four
in Virginia. I look back upon these first labors of my priesthood
with sentiments of gratitude to God and deep affection for the poor
scattered flocks that were in my charge. That little church
perched on the rock at Harper's Ferry has been the stepping-stone
to honors for fifty years. My predecessor, the sainted first Bishop
of Wheeling, was serving that church when he was called to the
Bishopric. My immediate successor in the church of Harper's
Ferry was Bishop Van de Vyver, the sixth Bishop of Richmond,
who is with us to-day.
When I came among you sixteen years ago I found a noble
work had been begun. Schools had been founded, churches were
being built, and missions organized. The work so nobly com-
menced by the sainted Bishop Whelan remained to be carried out.
Of those who labored with Bishop Whelan since then four have
followed him to their reward. Many of you were co-laborers with
him, and received your ordination at his hands. I hope and know
to-day that he looks down from his home on high, with joy on
what you have done in carrying out the work which he so nobly
began. My mission with you has been rather one of direction and
guidance, in building up the church so firmly planted in the two
Virginias by my predecessor.
I appreciate most gratefully the presence here to-day of our
brethren, the Bishops of Richmond and Pittsburg, for I know it
has required a sacrifice of time to leave their dioceses in those
cities for this occasion ; but words fail to express my gratitude to
them and to the clergy and laity for the interest they have taken
in this to me grateful occasion. I cannot find words to express
my gratitude for the numerous tokens of kindness and love which
surround me on every hand. I pray our good Father in Heaven
that we may all be one day gathered in the sacred sanctuary above,
there to thank him for the wonderful blessings he has showered on
us. May his blessing be upon you and the prayers of the sweet
mother of saints be with you."
At the conclusion of the Bishop's address, the " Te Deum "
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D.
was sung by the choir, and the Cathedral Bervices were at an end.
The great majority of theclergy repaired to the Bishop's residence,
where an enthusiastic reception was tendered him.
At noon tlte grand banquet for the visiting clergy took place
in the basement of the Cathedral. The ladies in charge of the
affair had spared no effort to make it an entire success. Onder
their deft lingers a complete transformation was wrought apon
the bare walls of the commodious room. Graceful festoons of
evergreen were hung in profusion, while, suspended from the ceil-
ing were baskets of trailing vines and choice flowers. Along the
eastern wall were placed potted plants and flowers, which added t'»
the pleasing effect. Above the middle door, trained in a border
of evergreen, was the inscription, "Aureus Argenteo Sua
Annus Jubilseus," while beneath upon mi easel was a hands
life-like portrait of Rt. Rev. Bishop Kain. < >u the center window,
directly in the rear of the seats occupied bythe Rt. Rev. Bishop.-*,
were hung the yellow Papal colors and the American flag. The
dining-room decorations, in all their appointments, have
been excelled for beauty at any like evenl in this city.
Three tables were arranged lengthwise in the 1 in, and covers
were laid for sixty persons. The table decorations were thor-
oughly in keeping with the other equipments of the room. In the
center of each table were massed rosea and smilax, that upon the
middle table, where were Beated the chief dignitaries, being notably
handsome. There were also bouquets of choice flowers in profu-
sion. The banquel was Berved in eight courses by a cor]
cient waiters, under the direction of Mr. E. T>. Carney, of the
Fori Henry Club.
At the center table were seated lit. Rev. Bishop Cain; lit.
Rev. Bishop Phelan, of Pittsburg; lit. Rev. Bishop Van <le
Vyver, of Richmond; Rt. Rev. Mgr. J. T. Sullivan ; Very Rev.
H. F. Parke, of Mt. de Chantal; Verj Rev. I >ean Elartnedy,
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benville ; Very Rev. John B. Murray and Rev. Jeremiah Murray,
of Cincinnati ; Rev. Father Tierney, of Richmond ; Very Rev.
Father Stenger, of Charleston, and Rev. Father Hickey, of Park-
When the banquet was finished, Rt. Rev. Bishop Kain arose
and spoke of the harmonious relations between himself and the
priests of this diocese, and between each other, and compliment-
ing them on their loyality and devotion to His Holiness, the Pope,
he proposed that all drink to the health of Pope Leo XIII. He
then addressed them briefly in Latin, after which Very Rev.
Father Park was called upon and delivered the following address :
Rt. Reverend^ Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers :
" The celebration of this auspicious festival of the Silver Jubi-
lee in the priesthood of Rt. Rev. Dr. Kain, Bishop of Wheeling,
in this year of grace eighteen hundred and ninety-one, carries the
mind back through half a century to the event of 1841 that re-
stored to the Old Dominion, after a widowhood of twenty years,
its autonomy as an independent See, and to Richmond its first
resident Bishop. It recalls, also, the event of 1850, that organ-
ized the trans- Allegheny portion of the State into a separate
Bishopric, under the title of the See of Wheeling. It recalls the
arduous beginning of these newly born apostolic missions, when
their Bishops for support depended on foreign alms, and their
flocks, few in number and far between, and hard to reach, eked out
a precarious subsistence for themselves and their missionaries.
" It recalls, also, the healthy growth pari passu along the lines
of gospel progress of both these Virginia Sees, amid the tumult
of civil war, the obstructions of negro slavery, and the undevel-
oped resources of West Virginia. And last but not least, gentle-
men, the feast we commemorate recalls the memory of the saintly
founder of the Richmond and Wheeling Sees, and of his illustri-
ous successors, whose learning and eloquence and administrative
ability and personal worth have secured for them favorable compar-
ison with the most revered founder of dioceses in the American
of Et. Rev. John J. Kane, D.D. 37
Church. In conclusion, Rt. Reverend and Reverend Fathers,
allow me, in my capacity of Dean in point of enrollment among
the clergy of the two Virginias, to propose as our joint toast : The
health, and long life, and plentitude of apostolic success, of the
present reigning Bishops of the Sees of Richmond and Wheeling,
Doctors Van de Vyver and Kain."
Father Park's address was received with applause. At its
conclusion, Bishop Kain arose, and in a few remarks, called upon
Bishop Van de Vyver, of Richmond, who responded hriefly, as
" It does not need a great deal of encouragement to get me to
say a few words on this festive occasion. I am happy to In: pres-
ent with the zealous and devoted pastors, to do honor to the
Bishop to-da}\ The words of Father Sullivan recall to my mind
the days of sixteen years ago — I was then a young priest, called
upon to succeed your illustrious Bishop as pastor of the Catholic
congregation of Harper's Ferry. I was fearful and timid in my
new mission. He had scarcely hid me good-bye, when traveling
through my missions I heard from the lip> of those to whose
spiritual wants he had ministered, none hut words of praise, and
in every mouth was the name of Father Kain. They did not need
to tell me of his work, because I witnessed it constantly. During
those nine years, while his mission was an obscure one, I believe
there was not a mission anywhere as well taken care of as Harper's
Ferry. To him I owe the little f have been able to do among the
people during the past sixteen years. Everywhere he was Bpoken
of as the model priest. And it is not only in my estimation, hut
that of the Bishops and priests, that he was a model priest, and that
because a model priest, he Im- been raised to the dignity of a
prince among priests. Saving his example before me, I endeav-
ored to walk in hi.- footsteps. And because you have been to me
the model prieBt, and because of the honor yoo did to the I >i
of Virginia, because of your talent.- and your piety, I congratulate
you on this glad occasion, lit. Rev. Bishop, and wish you not only
the celebration of your Golden Jubilee, but also a long and happy
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life, having always for your consolation, the love, the devotion,
and the attachment of your priests."
The Rt. Reverend speaker was loudly applauded at the con-
clusion of his address. Bishop Kain then introduced Rt. Rev.
Bishop Phelan, of Pittsburg, as the representative of one of the
most important suburbs of Wheeling. Bishop Phelan replied that
he did not expect to be called upon for an address, and felt that it
was perfectly in order to be embarrassed. Continuing he said :
" I appreciate the honor of representing Pittsburg — a sub-
urb of Wheeling, but Pittsburg is always modest. You under-
stand my sentiments from the fact that I am here to add the tes-
timony of my presence to this occasion. I have known Bishop
Kain long and can bear testimony to his many illustrious qualities.
One of the things I have noted with pleasure is the devotion of
the people and their pastors to the Rt. Rev. Bishop. This is as
it should be. We all have the same labors and the same destiny,
and the harmonious co-operation of those under our charge makes
the work more pleasant. I can see this spirit amongst you here,
and realizing its importance, I congratulate you on the feeling.
I sincerely trust that, with the blessing of God, this spirit of har-
mony will continue always."
When the applause which followed Bishop Phelan's remarks
had subsided, Bishop Kain, deprecating the unavoidable absence
of Rt. Rev. Bishop Waterson, of Columbus, called upon Very Rev.
Dean Hartnedy, of Steubenville, to respond for the Diocese of
Ohio. The reverend gentleman spoke as follows :
" I believe I voice the sentiments of the clergy of the Diocese
of Columbus, when I say that we vie with the clergy of the Dio-
cese of Wheeling in our admiration of Bishop Kain. You
count your diocese as one of the smallest in the country. But,
although in the almanacs it does not appear numerically great, in
the ability of your Bishop it stands at the head. And it is
whispered that there are greater things in store for Bishop Kain.
1 do not know where in the American hierarchy there is one with
a larger field of usefulness before him, and I expect to see it en-
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D. 39
iarged, in which event I am Bure he will leave- his name as a shin-
ing mark iti the Catholic history of the United States. Bishop
Watterson was unavoidably prevented Erom being here, but tb
is no person in the Diocese of Ohio who holds a higher estimate
of Bishop Kain than Bishop Watterson himself. We are all glad
to he here, and I hope the pleasant relations between the I '
of Wheeling and Columbus will ever continue."
The committee of ladies in charge of the banquet, and to
whom much of the success is due, m ised of Mrs. Emma
Woods, Mrs. Kate Comford, Miss B. Glannon, Miss Annie G-lan-
non, Miss Mattie Zinn, Miss Maggie Fallon and Miss May
TRIP TO THE MOUNT.
Immediately after the banquet the visiting Bishops and most
of the visiting clergy took carriages and were dri Mi. de
Chantal. They spent several hours as the guests of t: - <-f
the Visitation, in charge of that institution. They .-trolled about
the delightful walks, and were profuse in their praise of the
Mount, which was found to he perfect in all it- appointments, and
thoroughly equipped as a model institution of learning. The E
terspreparedalunch for the clergy, which was i pleas-
antly, after which all returned to the city.
THE PARADE AND ADDREE
Half-past seven o'clock last evening was the time set for the
formation of the parade which was to be Mich an important fea-
ture of the day, and the various societies taking part in it — the An-
cient Order of Hibernians, the Knight.- of Bt G and St.
John, the Sodalities of the various churches and the members oi
the congregations taking part— were promptly OH hand, and the
column, headed by Mayers' band, was en route through th<
shortly before eight o'clock. The sidewalks all through the cen-
tral part of the city were crowded with a vast concourse of people,
and the parading column wa.- watched with the greatest inter
While the route of march was being gone over, hundn
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swelled to thousands, took their way to the vicinity of the Cathe-
dral, and by eight o'clock the entire width of the street in front
of that edifice was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the ser-
vices of police officers were necessary to keep the throng from
encroaching upon the front of the building.
About half-past seven the exercises in Convent Hall were
opened with music, there being present a large audience, among
which were many of the resident and visiting clergy. lit. Rev.
Bishop Kain was seated in the center of the hall, facing the south,
with Rt. Bishops Phelan, of Pittsburg, and Yan de Yyver, of
Richmond, upon either hand, with Rt. Rev. Mgr. Sullivan close
by, and about these distinguished prelates were grouped the
gentlemen who were to deliver the addresses, together with others
distinguished within and without the Church.
As soon as the music was concluded Hon. T. S. Riley ad-
vanced, and saluting the Rt. Rev. Bishops, began his address.
ADDRESS OF T. S. RILEY.
Addressing Rt. Rev. Bishop Kain, Mr. Riley said :
" Rt. Rev. Bishop : It is with no indifferent feeling that the
laity of your diocese greet you on this twenty-fifth anniversary
of your priesthood. We know you best and love you most as
Bishop, for it is in that capacity you have been intimately asso-
ciated with us, and in which you have been our chief spiritual
guide and adviser. Sixteen years ago the 23d of last May, when
you were consecrated Bishop of this diocese in the Cathedral in
this city, you were quite young, both in years and as a priest.
You had officiated as priest less than ten years, and I believe at
the time of your consecration you were the youngest bishop in the
United States. You were selected from among the many as the
fittest to fill the place of one who had been consecrated Bishop
the very year in which you were born, and who had served in that
high office in the church as many years as you had at that time
lived. One, too, who, like yourself, by his devotion to the church
and those in his charge, and his great ability as a minister of the
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain. D.D. 41
gospel and manager of church affairs, had won the hearts of his
people an<l the admiration of all who knew him. So at your
years in life and experience as a priest the honor, duties, and re-
sponsibility thrust upon you were such that no ordinary man could
safely assume. However, it did QOt take your people lo
learn that as usual Rome had made no mistake and that the man-
tle of the deceased Bishop had fallen upon the shoulders oi
able and worthy to wear it. And time and the results of your
work have only served to confirm those truths. Although the
laity of this diocese have only been intimately associated with you
since you became our Bishop, yet you never were a stranger To us.
Born as you were within the territory that composes our State,
and served, as you have your God and your people since you were
consecrated priest, within the State, we have the right to claim
you as ours from your very childhood. The State too, has the
right to claim you as one of her gifted sons who has risen to emi-
nence, influence and usefulness in the Church and State without
any assistance except your own energy and industry, and I
grace and those marked abilities which he seemed pleased to be-
stow upon you. While the State has a just claim npon you as
one of her true, faithful and patriotic citizens, and the Church at
large has the right to claim you as a Bishop that Btands high in
the ranks of those eminent divines who are fighting for the cause
of religion, and under whose direction and guidance the Church
is making such rapid progress in this country, yet the laity of
your diocese have a special interesl ld you, and one thai is para-
mount to all the rest. We claim you as our Bishop as distin-
guished from all the other bishop.-- of the Church, and we claim
for you qualities of both mind and heart that few possess to the
ee that they are found in you. We modestly insist that no
diocese of the church in this country has been more favored than
ours, and that we can say without boasting that we have in you,
as we had in your predecessor, a model American Bishop
who understands thai to be a true Catholic and faithful to the
teachings and mandate- of his church is being true t<» his country
42 Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
and possessing all the qualifications of an honest, upright and pa-
triotic American citizen ; one who is kind and tender and faithful
to his people and who possesses that high degree of fairness and
justice, coupled with Christian charity, that extends to the hum-
blest parishioner the same cordial and hearty welcome and con-
sideration that the most exalted is entitled to receive. To-night
you celebrate your Silver Jubilee as a priest, which is a long time,
and yet, it is short to us who have received the benefit of your
untiring and faithful services. Time is not always measured by
years ; it is measured rather by that which we accomplish. To
measure your days thus far by this standard you have already
lived a long life.
" In the first twenty-five years of your life you accomplished
all that a student could accomplish at that age in preparing your-
self for your holy calling. Within the next ten years you so dis-
tinguished yourself as a priest that you were recognized by Rome,
and fortunately for us, placed at the head of the diocese ; since
that time the great work that you have accomplished is manifest
to every member of your church and to all those outside who are
posted as to the progress the church has made in the diocese since
you have taken charge. I can say to you to-night, in behalf of
the laity, that every heart beats in unison for you and that many
a prayer will go up this night to the good God that you may be
long spared to us. We know that you would rather have the
prayers and the good wishes of your people than any earthly gift
that we might bestow upon you, but in addition thereto we have
taken the liberty of placing at your disposal as a memento of this
occasion a gift in keeping with the day you celebrate, and hope it
will be accepted by you in the spirit in which it is given, and that
you may long live to guide and direct us in the pathway of truth
and righteousness. We ask your blessing."
ADDRESS OF MR. P. BONENBERGER.
" Right Reverend Bishop — Your Lordship :
This evening the St. Alphonsus congregation is approaching
their beloved Bishop in order to offer their most heartfelt congrat-
JOHH J. !<•'.. i).D.
ulations on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination to holy
priesthood. Our hearts arc filled with delight when we see your
lordship surrounded by yonr children, who have longed for the
day which would furnish them an opportunity to assure yon of
the love, veneration and gratitude which they feel for yon.
"To-day twenty-five years have passed Bince yon hear
followed the voice of the good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, who called
you to holy priesthood, that yon mighl devote yourself in his
holy church to the salvation of Bonis. To-day it is twenty-five
years since the bishop imposed hi- hands on y<>u and conferred
the full power of priesthood upon von — a power which ell
man above the angels and makes him the representative of G
" And from that time the only end you sought on earth wi
do the will of your heavenly Master: hi- grace supported you in
your trials and his love was the pure flame thai warmed your
heart and rewarded you for all the labors and sacrif
" After faithfully working nine years in the vineyard of our
Lord, the zeal of the young priesl in the laborious duty showed
his merit and attracted attention. The cable flashed from Rome
over the whole country the thrilling tidings: ' Pope Pius EX.
appointed to the See of Wheeling, W". 7a., the Rt Rev. John
Joseph Kain, known as a priesl of learning, decision and ability.'
" And since that time, i. e., during sixteen years, we venerate
your lordship as our Bishop ; we love and esteem yon as our father
and spiritual guide; we acknowledge In youa true successor to the
apostles. Bu1 we not only love and venerate you, we also thank
yon from the bottom of our heart.- for all the good you have done
for us during the sixteen years. All children owe a deep debt of
gratitude to their father, but the gratitude of the St Alphonsus
congregation to your Lordship is far deeper than thai oi moel
children, because you have in Buch an excellenl way provided for
our spiritual wants by calling the sons of St Francis as our pastors,
under whose faithful, wise and gentle guidance our congregation
is in a prosperous condition, and the g 1 Fathers under your
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crosier, and with you, will keep us on the right way to heaven —
the place of our eternal destiny.
" Knowing that words are but an insignificant tribute of grati-
tude, the ladies of our congregation contributed a small part of
silver and gold, in order to have a share in the souvenir,
which your children of the Cathedral offer you in form of a pre-
cious chalice as a trifling testimony of their love and respect.
" But as a particular token of our veneration, love and grati-
tude, the good zealous Capuchin Fathers and their trustees, as rep-
resentatives of the St. Alphonsus' congregation, have presented
your Lordship with a valuable croiser, or pastoral staff", intended
to signify that the power and grace of the pastoral office must be
derived of God.
" May the Almighty reward your Lordship with His choicest
blessings for all the cares you have bestowed upon us ; may it be
His holy will that for many, many years to come you will lead us
with your crosier on the right path to heaven, that all of us in union
with the Shepherd of shepherds may celebrate the jubilee of
" And now, esteemed ladies and gentlemen, I courteously invite
you to arise and join your voices with mine in hailing the priest
jubilant, our Right Reverend Bishop. Hurrah ! hurrah ! hurrah ! "
ADDRESS OP HON. W. C. HANDLAN.
When Mr. Bonenberger had taken his seat, and the applause
had subsided, Hon. W. C. Handlan said :
" ML Rev. Bishop. — The three gentlemen, Mr. Lawrence Ray,
Mr. Edward Hughes and Mr. John Mullarkey, appointed by
Father Mullen to represent St. Mary's on this auspicious occasion
— the twenty-fifth anniversary of your ordination — have, with the
sanction of Father Mullen, requested me to act with them, and to
present the small offering St. Mary's has to make to } T ou. I trust
you will not measure the love and esteem we all have for you by
the value of our offering, for I know you are as dear to us as you
are to those immediately around your home. There is not a heart,
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D. 45
young or old, in the parish of St. Mary's, but loves you, honors
you, and appreciates the great blessing we all enjoy by reason of
your remarkable abilities, so lavishly used f<>r the benefit of the
people. I have the pleasure and I esteem the honor, to present
the token of regard of St. Mary's."
At the conclusion of WCr. Eandlan's remarks, Rt. Rev. Bishop
Kain rose, and turning t<» the large audience which tilled the
Convent hall, he said :
" It was the original intention to have the ladies and gentle-
men of the congregation offer their personal congratulations here
in the hall, hut the room is bo crowded thai Mgr. Sullivan has
suggested that it would he better to defer thai portion of the pro-
gramme until after the addresses <>n the platform outside. We
will accordingly adjourn to the outer air."
The hall was then .-loaivd of the audience, jusl a- the head <>f
the marching column came along the Btreet, and a- Rt. Rev. Bishop
Kain, with Kt. Rev. Bishops Phelan and Van de Vyver, and
closely followed by Mgr. Sullivan and the other clergy, went out
into the open air, they beheld an assemblage which tilled the
entire width of the street, from a point near Fourteenth S
far north as the vicinity of the site of the Eebrew synagogue,
and which must have numbered about Biz or eighl thousand souls.
Bands were playing, banners waving, firework- fizzing and crack-
ling, people cheering, ami altogether it was an inspiring and inter-
As the Rt. Rev. Bishops emerged from th< ore sur-
rounding the convent, the- Knights of Si. George, who had tx
drawn up on the sidewalk in a double rank, presented arms, and
the lit. Rev. Bishops and the attendant clergy walked beneath a
longline of drawn swords \<> the Bouth Btairway Leading to the
Cathedra] porch, where the way had been cleared by a fora
police', and mounted to ihe level of the portico. In the
ter of the portico, on a raised dais, large chairs had beeu placed
for the Kt. Rev. Bishops, and numerous -eat- for the otto
and guests. A.mong them was Hon. Judge John Brannon, of
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Weston. As the Rt. Rev. Bishops made their appearance, they
were greeted with a hearty round of applause.
Silence having been restored, Rt. Rev. Bishop Kain rose to his
feet, and, in a voice full of emotion, said :
ADDRESS OF RT. REV. BISHOP KAIN.
" I will do my best, my very dear friends, to make my words
reach as many of you as possible. Congratulations upon con-
gratulations have poured in upon me this day, from the clergy and
from the laity. In the hall of the convent I have just listened to
the addresses of Messrs. Riley, Bonenberger, and Handlan, the
representatives of this, St. Mary's and St. Alphonsus' congrega-
tions, and of the laity of this diocese at large, and I am sure that
all who were privileged to hear those addresses were more than
pleased at the handsome manner in which those gentlemen acquit-
ted themselves of the task which testified to the warm feelings of
our faithful laity. Personally, I owe a debt of gratitude to them
for the compliments which they were pleased to convey in their
addresses, and a debt of love also to those who so enthusiastically
applauded the utterance of those compliments, and, indeed, to all
of you, dear friends, who have labored with such zeal in this cele-
bration of my silver jubilee.
" If the labors of five and twenty years in the ministry have
worn deeper lines on my face, and bleached into snowy whiteness
these once jet black locks of mine, the honors which have been
showered upon me this day ought to be more than sufficient to wipe
out these lines, and to restore these whitened hairs. I will not
say these expressions of loyalty and of affection on the part of
my good people will have the effect of rejuvenating me — of mak-
ing me young again — because I do not acknowledge that I am an
old man yet, even if I do wear 'specs. [Laughter.] Spectacles
are not altogether a sign of old age. [Laughter.]
" Twenty-five years in the prospective seems to be a long dis-
tance off. Twenty-five years gone into the past are but a short
span. When I look back to July 2, 1866, when I was ordained a
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kain, D.D. IT
priest, it seems to me but as yesterday. Ah! little did my well-
wishers of that day imagine that I would live to celebrate m
ver jubilee. I was then considered to be a victim of that fell
disease, consumption, and already it was sup]
itself upon me, but although T have done my Bhare of talking "lin-
ing the twenty-live years which have followed that time, my lungs
have not quite given out yet. [Laughter.] [ have no doubt I
owe it to the exercise forced upon me in the nini of my pas-
torate at Harper's Ferry, that my voice is strong my health
better than when I was ordained a priest. I make this -tat. :
for the benefit of the young clergy, like Father Fitzpatrick
[laughter], who have to spend so much time in the saddle, in
mer's heat and winter's storm. That field of labor Buffered much
from the bitterness of the Civil War. All around were to be
evidences of that long and fratricidal strife. Churches, like that
at Winchester and at Berkeley Springs, hud to be rebuilt ; others,
as that at Harper's Ferry, were sadly in need of repairs. The
poor scattered sheep of my flock were tryii over the ruin
of that contest, and I do not deny that the nine years of that life
entailed upon me much of hardship, but it was not without its
compensations. Whenever I found an opportunity I offered the
truths of the gospel, and they were accepted, and whenever I
could get a knot of people together, in a conn house, or under
the forest trees, it was my delight to expound the teachings oi our
holy faith. They were a people poor in this world' _
they were rich in faith, and I was loath to part with them, b
will always keep them in grateful remembrance.
" The sixteen years of my sacerdotal and episcopal life a:.
you, my friends, is an open book, from the which 1
not, on this occasion, read. Four modesty Bhould, perhap-. check
:pressioD I am going to make. I am satisfied with y
though I do scold you BOmetimes directly sometime-, and indi-
rectly at others — and I infer from what has been aid today, that
you are satisfied with me. This Lb not one of the ] »• >j>ul:i
ami yet, when 1 look back over the ground, and see what hae
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accomplished during those sixteen years, I am astonished at the
results. Within that time thirty churches have been built. One
of my first efforts was directed towards the reconstruction of St.
Mary's Church, which was burned during the vacancy in the See.
St. Alphonsus' has been demolished, and a nobler pile now occu-
pies its place. It is so at Weston, so at Huntington, so at the
German settlement in Preston, at the German settlement in Mar-
shall, at Leading Creek, in Lewis, in Doddridge County, and in
many other places, and so far as I can judge, the spiritual wants
of the flock have also been provided for as satisfactorily as possible.
" There is much need for me to thank God for giving me
priests so zealous and faithful and so devoted to the Church and
its Pastor. There are, indeed, more inviting fields, perhaps, than
the mountains and valleys of West Yirginia ; at least, in the eyes
of some they are more attractive, but truer hearts — hearts more
loyal to God and their country — are nowhere to be found than
among the Catholics of the diocese of Wheeling. [Applause.]
" I trust, then, my dear, good friends, it may be permitted me
to spend the remainder of my days among you, and I was not a
little pleased at table to-day when a neighboring priest dropped
the hint that I might go to other fields of labor, and I saw the
disapproval manifested by the clergy. I am satisfied to remain
here the remainder of my life, and I hope that the prayers which
have gone up to-day from many hearts, and which I know have
been heard and answered, that God may give me the opportunity
of celebrating my Golden Jubilee among you, may be fulfilled.
" This has been to me a day of jubilation — a day of pleasure
and of deepest joy. I have been reminded of it, even by the little
ones of my flock, and I could see in their beaming countenances
that their little hearts were aglow with the spirit of congratula-
tion to their Bishop, and there are none of whom I am more proud.
I have received the congratulations of my clergy, and your con-
gratulations. The presence here of this immense mass of my
fellow citizens, mainly Catholics, I suppose, but mingled with
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them many non-Catholics as well, is all a sufficient indication of
your feelings. I have also been the recipient, and I prize
it highly, of a cablegram from \i • e, conveying to me the
congratulations of the Chief Representative of Christ's flock. And
what is more fitting to crown this day than to invoke upon myself,
the clergy, congregation and citizens the benediction of the
great invisible Shepherd of Souls. May the good God bless you,
bless you in all your homes, in your enterprises, and in all y< -in-
At the end of the address, which was loudly applauded, tin-
members of the congregation of St. Alphonsns intoned the Te
Deum in German, and, accompanied by a brass band, a grand
chorus rang out, in which thousands joined. The song ended, the
Rt. Rev. Bishop invoked a benediction upon the multitude, hun-
dreds kneeling as he spoke the solemn and impressive words, and
then the great assemblage began to mount the steps and march
past the Rt. Rev. Bishops and clergy, saluting them as they did
so, while fireworks blazed and sputtered on all sides.
In a short time a procession was again formed, and the column
again marched through the principal streets, the line being illu-
minated with many red-fire torches and roman candles, and other
fireworks. It was a fitting close to a most interesting day. and
sufficiently attests the great love and admiration felt for the object
of it all — Rt. Rev. John Joseph Kain.
RT. REV. BISHOP VAN DK vTVER'8 ADDH
After the parade of the societies they returned to the front of
the Cathedral and called for Rt. Rev. Dr. Kain. Though the
Bishop had withdrawn, supposing thai the reception was over, he
returned accompanied by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Van de Vyver,
Sullivan and a few of the clergy. < Iheer after cheer went np for
the Bishop of Wheeling and the visiting prelates. Thereupon
the li;. Rev. Bishop of Richmond addressed the societies and
many others who constituted quite an audience. His remarks
were admirable, and elicited frequent applause. Then three
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cheers were given for the visiting bishops. A call was made for
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Sullivan, who in well chosen words and witli
noteworthy earnestness thanked the societies and all the people,
non-Catholics as well as Catholics, for the magnificent demonstra-
tion of the day, in honor of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Kain. The Mon-
signor closed his remarks with a request that three immense
cheers be given for the great Pontiff now at the head of the church,
Leo. XIII. That they were given with a will need hardly be said.
As the Holy Father, Leo. XIII, by cablegram blessed Wheeling's
Bishop on his jubilee eve, so now, at the close of the great day,
honor to the immortal Leo Thirteenth's name was the final act.
BISHOP KAIN'S SILVER JUBILEE.
Editorial in Daily Register, July 3d, 1891.
Yesterday was celebrated in fitting manner the Silver Jubilee
of Rt. Rev. Bishop John J. Kain of the Diocese of Wheeling.
The enthusiastic out-door demonstration, and the vast audience at
the service in the Cathedral, attested the respect, esteem and love
the Catholics, and indeed all who know Bishop Kain, have for him.
For a quarter of a century he has as a priest of his church,
ministered to the spiritual welfare of his fellow men, urging them
to better things, not only from the pulpit, but by the example fur-
nished in his pure and Christian life. A man of deep learning
and study, his chief personal characteristic is his peculiarly gentle
and kindly nature. Firm in principle as a rock, powerful and
eloquent in denunciation of wrong and evil, he is yet gentle at heart
as a woman. Possessing such attractive qualities it is not surpris-
ing that, though a young man when elevated to the Bishopric, he
should have been chosen to occupy his present eminence in the
Catholic Church. It is doubtful if there is a more popular and
generally beloved member of the priesthood in America.
The world is made better by such men as Bishop Kain living
in it. He is yet a young man, as Bishops go, and the Catholics
of his diocese, together with many sincere and warm friends of
other denominations, will unite in the fervent hope that he may
long be spared to administer his holy office.
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THE JUBILEE PRESENTS.
OFFERING OF THE CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE TO RT. REV.
JOHN J. KAIN. D.D.
OK some weeks previous to July 2d, 1891, the Very
Rev. and Rev. Clergy of the Diocese of Wheeling
remitted to Rt. Rev. Mgr. Sullivan, V.G., Chairman
? of the Committee of Arrangements, sums of money
to be presented to the Rt. Rev. Bishop Kain on
his Silver Jubilee day. Whilst the total was a respecta-
ble check, it but faintly expressed their admiration and love of
their Bishop, as was evident from the expressions accompaning
THE BISHOP RECEIVES SOME COSTLY TOKENS OF ESTEEM.
One of the features of the jubilee occasion was the array of
handsome presents received by the Bishop in honor of the •
Almost every Catholic church and society in the diocese contribu-
ted, and a large number of individual gifts are also included in the
display. The affection and esteem in which the great head of the
diocese is held is here attested in a manner that was widespread
and unmistakable. The Bishop's parlors, as well as the Beveral
adjoining apartments, were well filled with useful and ornamental
tokens, all of which were viewed with pleasure during the day by
hundreds of people.
One of the most conspicuous gifts in the list was a hande
gold chalice in an especially designed case. This was presented
to the Bishop by the ladies of St. Joseph's Cathedral. I
chalice [fi nearly a foot in height, and is inlaid and inset with vari-
ous minerals and gems, the whole forming one of the most unique
and magnificent presents offered. It is unique from the
that the entire chalice is made up of various pieces of gold and
silver jewelry donated by the ladies of the congregation, and rent
to Providence, lih.»de Island, to be remelted into a chalice; and
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not only jewelry, but diamonds, pearls, emeralds, and many other
stones figure prettily in the design. It is a present likely loug
to be cherished.
Another very handsome present is a solid silver, heavily gilt
crosier, nicely enclosed in an expensive case, presented by the con-
gregation of St. Alphonsus' church.
A purple silk cassock from the Sisters of St. Joseph was also
a notable present ; also white and gold vestments from the young
ladies of the Sodalities and Academy.
A magnificent Bible, also other books pertaining to his office were
presented by Very Revs. John and Jeremiah Murray, of Cincinnati,
cousins of Bishop Kain. White silk dalmatics were presented by
the Sisters of St. John's Home, while the boys of the same insti-
tution contributed a handsome pah* of slippers. Some fine silver-
ware was presented by Rev. Father Desmond of Ohio. From the
Infant Sodality of the school was a card containing a series of
medals neatly arranged.
The ladies of Mt. de Chantal contributed a very fine series of
standard works in literature, while the Sisters of the Mount sent
in a present consisting of a box filled with silver dollars. The
Angels' Sodality, of Grafton, sent a silver-handled umbrella, while
the Infant Sodality of the same place sent a handsomely engraved
The members of the Immaculate Conception Church contributed
the sum of $100. The orphan children at the Hospital, fully alive
to the importance of the occasion, sent in a card of handsome gold
and silver medals.
One of the prettiest presents seen was a benediction veil con-
tributed by the Sisters of Parkersburg. A large and magnificent
silver paper cutter was presented by Rev. A. R. Sidley, of Cleve-
land, Ohio. The children of the Immaculate Conception gave a
handsome picture, while Miss Murray, of Cincinnati, contributed
fine purple rabbis. The children of Benwood came forward in
a handsome sum of money, the Angels' Sodality, of Parkersburg,
gave a pair of silver cruets, a box of silver from the Sisters of St.
or Efcr. , m J. Elain, D.D.
Mary's, a handsome velvet allium from the Angels' Sodality •
Joseph, a pulpit stand from Miss Kate Hcil, and a fine, band-
painted antependium by Miss Helen Devries. These are only a
few of the presents received. There were dozens of other offer-
ings contributed by individuals, many of which were in tin- Bhape
Other Demonstrations Connected with Bishop Kain's
MOUNT DE CHANTAL.
(From Tht Mount.)
With the quick transition from spiritual joy to innocent mirth
which true worship always allows, all thoughts were soon turned
to an entirely different celebration, for this evening had also been
appointed to honor the Silver Jubilee of our beloved father. Bishop
Kain. The true anniversary of his ordination will not be until
July 2, the Feast of the Visitation, but as we will be scattered in
every direction before that day arrives, we concluded to take time
by the forelock and have a little fete all to ourselves. First <>n
our programme came the banquet. Those who have Been OUT re
fectory only on ordinary occasions can have do idea of Us appear-
ance when there is a question of a Silver Jubilee ! And two such
occasions have graced it during this scholastic year ! In our initial
number for the year we told you of the Silver Jubilee of Mount de
Ohantal — in our closing number we must describe the fete of the
President of our school. Well, to return to the refectory. The
tables were beautiful. His Lordship paused at the threshold t<>
admire the brilliant Bcene ; and discovered at a glance that the
tables, gorgeous with flowers, glass and silver, to Bay nothing of
the choice edibles with which they were laden, formed the letter
K. That was a complimentary way of informing him that the
feast was in his honor ; I'm- you musl know that until that moment,
not a word had been e\cn whispered to suggest any extraordinary
5± Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee
event. The Bishop took his place just at the middle of the K, if
you know where that is, and in less time than it takes to tell, all
were seated and the merry-making began. "We will not tell of all
the good things we had — (we had a great abundance) nor of all
the wise and witty things we said — with such good cheer we could
not fail to say much that was agreeable — but we will tell you of
the concluding remarks of his Lordship, which we considered
among the wisest and wittiest of the evening. In language which
we need not record verbatim, he told of a little bird which had been
twittering in his ear all through the feast and the song of the bird
was ho-ho-li — ho-li-day ! Would you believe it ? that little song
of three syllables received immense applause, and was very effec-
tive too, for all preparations for the examinations having been
well made, we were given a holiday for the next day.
A stroll around the grounds followed the supper and then a
summons called all to the music hall. There the following pro-
gramme was carried out :
Piano Solo — " Hark the Lark " Liszt.
Miss Blanche Moran.
Vocal Duo—" When I Know That Thou Art Near Me," Alt.
Misses Eugenia Schmidt and Marie Dent.
Violin Solo Miss Kathleen Hagan.
Yocal Solo — " Ave Maria," Gounod.
Miss Eugenia Schmidt.
Piano Quartette — " Wassertrager," Cherubini.
Misses Blanche Moran, Flora Pollack.
Misses Eugenia Schmidt and Margaret Ketterer.
Address Miss Marie Dent.
It is not necessary to make any comments on the rendition of
the above programme ; the same young ladies will receive their
due meed of praise for their Commencement efforts. Suffice it to
say that the whole was thoroughly enjoyed. A certain amount of
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freedom, which is absent on the more formal fortnighly "musi-
cales," characterized this little entertainment. < >ne murk of this
freedom was the throwing of flowers to the favorite performers,
till the floor was strewn with peonies, rosebuds, etc. The address
was remarkably well delivered by Miss Marie Dent, who in read-
ing the passage, " We offer you our gift," &c, gracefully motioned
our attention to a full set of Brownson's works which stood in
array on a table beside her. These volumes were marked in gilt
letters with the Bishop's name and the year.
The Bishop then arose and addressed us in a most happy vein,
interesting us greatly by some accounts of his early missions and
of the early days of the diocese. His address was succeeded by a
last surprise, a surprise to us as well as to him — the arrival upon
the scene of a final refection in the form of ice cream and straw-
berries and cake! In the enjoyment of these, accompanied by
light-hearted, cozy chatting, the rest of the evening passed away
and nine o'clock was upon us before we could realize that one of
our happiest evenings was at an end.
To The Right Reverend, The Bishop ob Whkbli
June 4, L891.
Your Lordsh ip :
Memory — through whose realms we love to roam,
Inhaling once again the perfumed air,
That fraught with thoughts of love, of joy, of home,
Steals softly o'er our sense, — surpassing fair
Doth stand, unveiling in the far off past
A peerless day. Across the vanished yean
That sever you from youth, that day has cast
A radiance in whose glow the burning tears
That Sorrow dropped upon the way, now s(vm
But glistening jewels; thorns thai pierced the heart
Assume a golden Lustre ; and the gleam
Of banished joys rekindles, as athwarl
The Lengthening vista falls thai ray divine.
Oh I who can speak the thoughts that rise, or give
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To joy so sweet, expression ; who define
The wondrous gift that caused that day to live
Forever in remembrance ! Words convey
But feebly what the heart so deeply feels,
And falter on our lips when we essay
To name the gifts of God. — Your heart reveals
What ours must still conceal —
This happy night
We come with hearts all joyous to your fete
Your Silver Jubilee ! In rapid flight
The years have sped, and on your brow have set
A silver coronal. Each shining thread
That mingles with the locks of sable brown
Was spun from clouds whose radiant linings shed
No ray on earth, but form a lasting crown
Of heavenly glory. In its tracery wrought,
Are days both glad and mournful ; and they glow
In varied beauty, jewels that have caught
A ray of God's approving smile. Yet though
These jewels set in silver, are most fair,
We wish for you a crown more glorious still,
A crown whose golden fillets, rich and rare,
The coming years shall weave with gems until
Another jubilee be yours. How vain,
Unworthy, seem all earthly boons, to eyes
That in the light of Faith behold the chain
Of heavenly graces which unbroken lies
Along your priesthood's life ! and yet to-night,
We offer you our gift with trusting love
And greet you with a thousand greetings ! Bright !
And ever brighter, may your crown above
Be garnished. Sweet ! and ever sweeter, grow
Your joys. And though through many clouds you see
No silver lining, may you one day know
The bliss of an eternal Jubilee !
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WHEELING HOSPITAL PAROCHIAL SCHOOL.
Jink 2Gth, 1891.
LITTLE QIKL9* JUBILEE WISI1E8.
O, if I were a silver coin
J low happy would I be !
I would buy as nice a present
As you would wish to see,
And give it to our Bishop
On his Silver Jubilee.
I wish I were a flower,
So delicate and fair,
To breathe my sweetest perfume
Upon the summer air.
With my flowery companions,
Blossom, and leaf, and spray,
I would make for our Bishop
A spiritual bouquet.
And I would be a candlestick
Of silver shining bright,
And I would on the Altar stand
Holding a waxen light,
And there to burn at holy M
How happy I would be,
Upon the Becond of -I nly
The Silver Jubilee.
And I would be a little pyx
Of purest Bilver Bheen,
As pretty and as brighl a one
As ever yel «a- seen,
.1 nsl like a little temple, where
Our Lord would deign to come
To claim it for 1 lis dwelling place
To choose it as His home.
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And I would be a little girl,
Just as I am to-day,
With mind to think, with heart to love,
With power to work and pray.
And I ean help to celebrate
This happy day, you see,
And wish our honored Bishop joy,
Upon his Jubilee.
ADDRESS FROM THE GIRLS OF ST. VINCENT'S PAROCHIAL
June 26th, 1891.
Rt. Rev. Father : Allow us to offer our sincere congratula-
tions upon your Silver Jubilee, which you will celebrate in a few
days. Since that happy day which made you a chosen minister
of God, twenty-five years have passed. We know little of these
long eventful years, they seem to us a great many ; but we do
understand and appreciate your kindness and interest in our
regard, and will gratefully remember your instructions and coun-
sels. We feel sure that it will add to your happiness to see that
souls under your care advance in virtue, so we, though only a
very small portion of your flock, will endeavor by our fidelity to
become more and more worthy of your guardianship.
We beg you will kindly accept this little token of our respect
and affection, with our best wishes and earnest prayers for your
happiness in this life, and everlasting jubilee in the life to come.
ADDRESS OF HOSPITAL BOYS.
June 26, 1891.
Rt. Rev. and dear Father : — As the joyous celebration of
your Silver Jubilee is very near, and you have honored us with
your presence to-day, we deem it a favorable opportunity to offer
you our heart-felt greetings in anticipation of the occasion.
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We thank you for your zealous labors in our behalf, and hope
you may celebrate your golden jubilee also in oar midst. May
the Good Master, in whose vineyard you have labored so faith-
fully, reward you witli an increased influx of graces and blessings
both for yourself and the sheep and lambs under your pastoral
care, and finally may you receive the crowning gift of all — a death
precious in His sight.
May the silver chords of these twenty-five years echo through
the courts of heaven and vibrate through the ears and hearts of
those who now rejoice there through your ministry, and give vent
to a grand hymn of jubilee in your behalf, in which we shall all
join in spirit until it shall be given to us to sing with you and
them that deep song of joy which ear hath never heard, nor hath
it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
SONG OF GREETING-HOSPITAL BOYS.
Junk 26, 1891.
Dearest Father, we salute thee
With a thousand welcomes here.
On your jubilee we greet thee
From our inmost hearts sincere.
Jubilate, jubilate, jubilate in a^ternum.
We rejoice it has been given
Unto you so kind and true,
So many years of loyal service
in the ranks of the chosen few.
Jubilate, jubilate, jubilate in ceternum.
May the echo of these years
Sound as far as the Golden Gafo
A in 1 gladden the hearts of those who entered
Tlirough your sacred ministry.
Jubilate, jubilate, jubilate in sternum.
May do shadow dim the Lustre
Of this Silver Jubilee.
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May it be a foretaste only
Of a grand eternity.
Jubilate, jubilate, jubilate in seternum.
BISHOP'S SILVER JUBILEE.
Twenty-five years of shade and sunshine,
Years of toil and care,
Years of faithful duty,
Years of constant prayer.
Solace of the sick and suffering,
Little orphans loving stay.
See in high and holy duties,
How those years have passed away.
The older ones are now rejoicing
And we children shout for glee,
Even the very saints in heaven
Share this Silver Jubilee.
May they crown you with sweet flowers
From the fields of heaven above.
In every leaf of which reposes,
Some act of your paternal love.
Oh ! thou kind and loving father
May it be thy lot one day,
In the hour of solemn judgment
To hear our dear Lord say,
Come thou blessed of my father,
Come and share our jubilee.
What you have done for little ones
You have done for me.
Rt. Rev. and dear Father:— We are delighted to have the op-
portunity of wishing you a very happy Silver Jubilee. Last year
at this time you were absent, and we missed you so much, but now
we are so glad you are at home this year. A Silver Jubilee is
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always a grand day, and when it i.s a bishop's it is something to
remember allone'slife. No doubt you will have a grand celebration,
and if we children only could we would have just a splendid one,
but as it is, we can only thank you for all your kindness to us, and
say a great many prayers for you that God may bestow on you
His best blessings, and spare you to celebrate your golden jubilee.
GREETING OP THE LITTLE BOYS OF ST. JOHN'S HOME.
Junk 29th, 1891.
'Tis meet, when the faithful shepherd
His feast of joy doth keep,
While 'round him gather, rejoicing,
His own beloved sheep, —
That even the little lambkins,
The weaklings of the fold,
To-day, (as glad as their ciders),
High festival should hold !
Lambs of a blessed Bheepfold,
Snow-white with innocence,
Behold we conic in this hour
Of peace and joy intense, —
Around our shepherd to gather
(Merry a> land's can be),
To keep with the rest, dear Father,
Thy BiLVEB .1 nai.KK !
Mack in the shadowy HyAione,
Long years ere we were horn,
A rose on thy favored manhood,
The light of a glorious mora ;
A day, indeed, of Balvation,
Whose -mi should ne'er go down,
The feast of thine ordination,
Thy priesthood's peerless crown !
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"With the holy oil on thy forehead,
With the sacred stole on thy neck,
They make thee a priest forever
Like unto Melchisedeck ;
To lift at the blessed altar
The mystic bread and wine, —
And offer in " clean oblation,"
The sacrifice divine !
Thanks to God who hath spared thee
Thro' seasons sad or gay,
For this silver crown of thy priesthood,
The feast that we keep to-day !
And the prayer that rings to the rafter,
And pierces the heavens free,
Is : — May He give thee hereafter
A Golden Jubilee !
— E..C. D.
SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS OF ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, BENWOOD.
June 28th, 1891.
We keep a double festival
On this red-letter day,
Each beams a solitary star
To light us on our way.
We have received the first great pledge
Of what is yet to be,
And, by anticipation, keep
Our Bishop's Jubilee.
He came to lay the corner-stone
Of our new church to-day ;
A holy tempi e to our God
Where we may kneel and pray.
And where our Lord Himself will come ;
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"What can more fitting l>e,
Than on this day to celebrate
Our Bishop's Jubilee ?
And when, as time rolls swiftly on,
This structure fair shall rise,
And take us to its sheltering arms,
And point us to the Bkies :
Then, when we see our hope fulfilled,
Will not fond memory
Recall to us this happy day —
Our Bishop's Jubilee i
Then shall our prayers ascend for him,
As they ascend to-day,
That angels may watch over him,
And keep all harm away :
And that he may, as years roll on,
Still loved and honored be,
As now, upon this happy day,
His Silver Jubilee.
This day seems like an emblem fair
Of one, celestial, bright,
When earthly darkness fades, and comes
A morn without a night.
And when the glorious church in heaven
All robed in light we
Then may we enter there, to keep
An i ndless Jubilee.
BOYS AND GIRLS OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH, BOUTS WIIK1-
/if. Si v. and A tr Father: — Though our school forma but ■
small part of your flock, and cannot do very much in the v.
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honoring the approaching twenty-fifth anniversary of your sublime
calling to be God's holy minister, yet we determined to do some-
thing to prove to you that our young hearts are joyous over your
Jubilee, and we shall pray that the silver advent may be crowned
by the golden one, each succeeding year adding bright gems ill
the crown awaiting you in that home you have so zealously ln-
bored for in the past two decades and a half of years.
Rt. Rev. Father, with love and respect we offer you a little gift,
wishing it could be much greater ; but accept it, though small,
from hearts that shall fondly cherish you, and pray that we may
ever be your true children in the Lord.
ST. AUGUSTINE'S SCHOOL, GRAFTON, W. VA.
Dear Rt. Rev. Bishop : We anticipate to-day one of the hap-
piest days of your life, the day of your ordination to the sacred
ministry. For this purpose we have gathered here, to offer you a
thousand congratulations and good wishes. The return of your
anniversary this year will be the twenty-fifth, your Silver Jubilee,
in celebrating which we join most heartily with all the children
of your diocese in asking God to shower upon you, dear Bishop,
the graces and blessings which your zealous labors have so richly
deserved. Sixteen of the twenty-live have been passed in loving,
devoted service in our own diocese. And when we know the
heart of one that claims us, and under whose paternal charge we
are placed, we cannot but feel we are often remembered in his
prayers ; that blessings, too, are constantly flowing towards us from
his heart and hand, for a kind father never forgets his children,
particularly the absent ones. When we least think it or are per-
haps engaged in our daily duties, we may believe that our father
has whispered a fervent aspiration to heaven for our spiritual as
well as our temporal welfare. We thank you then, dear Bishop,
for these kind remembrances in the past, and for the prayers
which we know you will offer for us in the future at God's holy
03 Rt. Rev. John J. K u.\, D.D. 65
altar. Accept then, dear Bishop, this little souvenir of your Sil-
ver Jubilee, with the love and greetings of your devoted children
of St. Augustine's.
ADDRESS OF BERNARD WINGERTER IX BEHALF OF BOYS OF
ST. VINCENT'S 8CH00L.
.J i i.y l, 1891.
Then Master Bernard Wingerter, in a clear voice, on behalf
of the pupils of St. Vincent's Select School, delivered the follow-
ing address :
Rt. Rev. Father: — Accept our warmest congratulations upon
the happy occasion of your Silver Jubilee, and permit us to ex-
press our pleasure at being able to participate in the celebration.
We wish you a very happy day, and hope we may live to Bee yon
celebrate your Golden Jubilee. We will then be men — some of
us may be so highly favored as to be priests, though,..)' course,
we do not seem much like them now. But wc hope by following
your teaching and example, we may all become good and intelli-
gent men, fit for any position in which we may be placed. And
when that day comes, what a -rami celebration we will have!
Right Reverend Father, we thank yoa for all your kindness to us,
and beg your acceptance of a little testimonial, which we wish
were more worthy of the occasion.
ODE OF THE ANGEL'S 80DALITY.
Jn.v 1st, 1891.
In the white lustre of celestial light
Of silver radiance, serene and bright,
Our Lady's Visitation feasl is here,
Our Mother's 4i Feasl of Graces," pure and dear
The while, in fancy, we behold her ilee
From Nazareth to Bebron; while we
Ilei- lovely, shrouded form and veiled head
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Glide np the mountain-steeps, devoid of dread,
Bearing the hidden God, while 'neath her feet,
The early flow'rets blossom, fair and sweet.
We welcome with the glad Elizabeth,
This peerless guest from hallow'd Nazareth,
This Guest of guests, who bids the desert bloom,
And sanctifies the Baptist in the womb,
Who sheds abroad in ev'ry time and place,
The matchless glory of her virgin face !
And who, to-day, comes smiling from the East,
To crown our Prelate's ordination feast.
Dear Pastor of our souls ! thrice welcome be !
Within these happy halls we honor thee ;
The vision of thy face in these glad hours,
Is to our souls like dew to thirsting flowers ;
Or like the light that gilds the jocund day,
When night's dark shadow vanishes away !
Upon the chaplet of thy priestly years,
(Time's silver rosary of smiles and tears),
Angels, to-day, lov'd Shepherd of the fold !
Two decades and a half have softly told —
And every bead that through their fingers rolls,
Records some gain for God, some good for souls.
Methinks this feast, this hour recalls to thee
That feast, that hour of deathless memory,
When on thy head and on thy willing neck,
Was laid the priesthood of Melchisedeck.
And thou, like Mary, wert ordained to bear
Within thy hands, the Lamb divinely fair ;
Or, hiding in thy breast, the great High Priest,
Found every day a Visitation Feast,
A feast of graces to the sick and dying,
And unto all in error's darkness lying !
of Br. Rev. Johs J. Kadt, D.D. 67
A priest thou art forever ! wondrous -rare,
Conferred upon thee in love's holy place I
'Tie fitting that to-day, both Bweet and strong,
Thy lips should chant our Lady's blessed song,
" Magnificat ! My soul doth magnify,
The Lord, and in my God on high
My spirit doth rejoice ! " The Mighty One
Hath done great things to ///"., His chosen son,
And holy is His Name ! Angels bright,
Who guided Mary unto Hebron's height,
And breathed the flowers' delicate perfume
That neath her sandals burgeoned into bloom,
Come hither on your brightly waving win
And shed the blessing of the King of kings
Upon our Prelate's feast ! Sweet Mary, come,
And bring dear Jesus from II is heavenly home.
To bless our Father's Selves Jubd be,
As once He blessed the home of Zachary !
Go with him through the years that still remain,
His hope, his solace in each care and pain —
Light of his pathway, lamp unto his feet,
Guiding him safely to the mercy seat ;
Turning the thorns that hedge this world of ours,
Into the glory of immortal dowers ;
And giving to him, " after many days,"
Beyond the grave, a life of love and pn
God's glorious guerdon of eternity,
The saints' and angel.-' endle B jubilee!
LNOB < J. 1 ►ONNBLLl ■
i Recited by Miss Btta W.-ii,-,
IN ST. JOSEPH'S.
Thk Rimi.i.iam JuBILSI ExBBOISl it.
The opening exi E the Bishop's Jubilee will begin this
evening in a celebration t<> be given at Convent by the pupils of
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St. Joseph's Academy, under the direction of the sisters of St.
Joseph. An elaborate programme of music and addresses has
been prepared and the entertainment will doubtless be a worthy
and auspicious opening of the great demonstration. The pro-
gramme is as follows :
Opening Hymn Sodalities
Address on behalf of the boys of St. Vincent School. ...
Piano Sextette Pupils from St. Joseph's
Ode on behalf of the Angel Sodality, composed by
Eleanor C. Donnelly read by Miss Etta Weitzel
Yocal Trio Smart
Misses Susie Reister, Josephine Flading and Katie Gaither.
Jubilee Poem, composed by Dr. Charles A. Wingerter, read by
Miss Mary O'Kane.
Piano Quartette Auber
Miss Tenie Shafer, Katie Cameron and Delia McFadden.
Address on behalf of the pupils of St. Joseph's Academy
Miss Delia McFadden
Jubilee Chorus, with accompaniment for two pianos,
composed for the occasion by Rev". J. B. Bauer
Pupils of Academy
The features of the programme will be Dr. Wingerter's jubi-
lee poem and the jubilee chorus by Rev. Bauer. Rev. Bauer has
the reputation of being an accomplished musician and his chorus
is said to be a very fine production.
Following is the complete text of the beautiful poem to be
read by Miss O'Kane.
A score and five of golden years have run,
Since rose for thee that long-awaited sun
That ushered in thy priesthood's natal day,
That morn a priest, thou art a priest alway.
O blessed morn for thee ! Sure even now
of Rt. Rev. John J. K .m, D.D. 69
The halo of its memory lights thy brow !
Expectant, all aflame with joy, yet awed,
Low kneeling at the altar-step of God,
Thou prayedst that thou might'st always worthyibear
And keep thy priesthood's lily pure and fair.
Deep in the hush that told how God was near
To claim thee all His own, what hopes, what fears,
And oh ! What wond'rous thrill thou must have known
When o'er thy shoulders priesthood's robe was tin-own.
How all the meaning of each holy rite
Grew evermore still vaster to thy sight,
And made thee know why symbols teach so much.
Thy bound up hands; the chrism's fruitful touch;
The priestly breath ; the waving hands that blest;
The sacred robes that priestly form invest ;
All these were big with awful meaning then,
New — flashing to thy watching spirit's ken.
That morning was a life-time in its joy ;
A golden day that time cannot alloy.
A priest! thou wert God's priest, to whom 'tis given
To bind on earth and it is bound in heaven ;
To loose and at the word, God wills it loosed,
An "Alter Christus," Christ in man infused.
Thy mission like to Christ's and His divine.
What grander office has the world than thine 1
To bear the torch of Truth throughout the earth;
To claim the new born God e'en at his birth;
To teach the living and to bless the dead ;
To pour sweet balm on sorrow's Btricken head ;
To lift the fallen and to Lead him home ;
To warn the thoughtless souls Lesl they should roam,
Or call them back from sin's enticing path,
And make thi of ['rare who were of wrath ;
To make each fellow-man Christ's willing thrall ;
To be, in love a Father unto all
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Such is the Priest's high office ; happy thou
To have this seal of priesthood on thy brow,
And we are happy too, thy children dear
To mark thy lengthening priest-time, year by year ;
To count the silver milestones that are past,
Each one a glory added to the last.
And yet our count is half a useless thing
For years were made to mark what may take wing,
And thy great office is no thing of night ;
It cannot cease or die whilst right is right
And God is God ; thou art a priest for aye
Thro' twilight Time and Heaven's glorious day
That has no night, nor stars, nor any moon,
But is one brilliant never-ending noon.
Of time alone we keep our count and care ;
Time is of God's eternity, man's share.
And yet in vain we count; for not by years
Should life be counted, but by hopes and fears.
By heart throbs, high resolves and good deeds done,
And battles over self and evil won.
Good only lives ; vain, lost is all the rest ;
He lives the longest who has lived the best.
Thy priesthood then has been in passing long ;
For thou has nobly fought against the wrong,
Hast been thy people's helper, comfort, hope,
Hast taught them how with life and sin to cope.
When duty called thou thoughtest not to shirk,
God only knows how great has been thy work ;
How many erring souls thy zeal has saved ;
How many tainted ones with pardon laved ;
How many stumbling ones thou hast upheld ;
How many weak ones lovingly compelled.
When duty called thou hast not stinted aught ;
Thy every prayer and hope and deed and thought
Have been for God and what he gave to do ;
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kaix, D. D. 71
The face of earth to sanctify, renew.
And now to-day God blesses from above,
Full surely whispering to thee, all in lo
" Well done the tasks that have been given thi
Strive nobly still, thy guerdon I shall be."
Well done ! Well done ! This is thy present crown,
More precious far than gold or vain renown.
The future is with God. Thy children pray
In this the twilight of thy silver day,
That we again may greet thee'lovingly
To celebrate thy Golden jubilee.
Nor this alone; we hope for this on earth ;
But when through death life knows it> other birth,
When time and matter and the things that die
Savi I to be. may we be there on high,
Palm-bearing, 'mid the white-robed train.-.
About the throne where God eternal reig
To heai- His Father voice repeat — " Well don< .
For mark of endless Jubilee begun.
ADDRESS IN BEHALF OF THE PUPILS OF ST. JOSEPH'S A.CADEMY.
Jn.Y 1st, 1881.
lit. Rev. Father: — Twenty-five years ago, on the beautiful
Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin, you consecrated
your life entirely to God, by being raised to flu: dignity of the
priesthood. For twenty-five years our Blessed Lady has
guided you along the toilsome paths of your duty, repaying
your zeal and devotion with her maternal protection. Under her
guidance you have risen to the Bacred dignity of a Chief Pastor
of the fold of Christ, an.! thi.-, day we assemble to celebrate the
joyful occasion of your Silver Jubilee. We, the younger mem-
bers of your flock, highly appreciate our privilege of being per-
mitted to assist at this celebration. It is a day of rejoiciE
all, the prie8tfl and the people, the old and the young. it i- a day
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on which the whole flock assemble around their Chief Pastor, to
congratulate him upon having been for twenty-five years a guide
along the paths of peace that lead to the promised land. We also
wish to express our happiness in possessing such a guide. We
beg the favor of your acceptance of a memorial of the day from the
Academy boys and girls and the members of the different Sodali-
ties, and we earnestly pray that during your future life you may
continue to lead your flock through the green pastures of holiness
beside the still waters of peace until you reach the heavenly Jeru-
salem, there to exchange the mitre for a crown, the crosier for
the palm of victory.
A FITTING DEMONSTRATION.
The demonstration in honor of the Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of
E-t. Rev. Bishop Kain to-morrow will be a fitting tribute to a man
who has contributed ably and wisely to the cause of his church
and the advancement of his fellow-men. Not only in Wheeling,
but throughout his diocese, Bishop Kain has been active in works
of benevolence and reform, a leader in educational matters, and
prominent in enterprises that tend to the general good. His posi-
tion has given him a power which he has wielded wisely and well.
The News sincerely hopes, and it believes it voices the sentiments
of the large majority of the people of Wheeling without regard
to sect, that the distinguished object of to-morrow's demonstration
will be spared, in all his vigor, to celebrate his golden jubilee. —
RT. REV. DR. KAIN'S REPLY TO THE ADDRESSES AT THE JUBI-
LEE EXERCISES, ST. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY.
July 1st, 1891.
When Bishop Kain arose to respond to the many expressions
of love, and to thank the Sodality children also for their hand-
of Rt. Eev. John J. K.ux, D.D. 73
some gifts, it was with a voice filled with emotion. He spoke «»f
the occasion which drew forth the assembled audience, and said
he certainly appreciated it with all his heart. For twenty-five
years he had been permitted to exercise the duties of a priest.
Five and twenty years ago he had knelt in a little chapel with thir-
teen companions and received the Holy Orders. It was a day he
had anxiously looked forward to — a day of joy; a day which year
after year he had commemorated, with the sentiment that should
fill the heart of every priest. He spoke of the sacred privileges
vested in the priesthood, the administration of the sacraments.
The power was not given for the priests alone, but for the benefit
of God's people. For twenty-five years he had been exercising
these powers, for his own benefit and that of those under his
charge. He was filled with the spirit of the holy occasion, but,
after all, it was meant not to honor him personally, but the sacred
priesthood. Continuing he said : " I have exercised the priestly
functions among you for the greater part of these live and twenty
years, for sixteen or more. I have not only tried to speak the
truths of salvation and lead you in the paths of rectitude, hut have
also through the ministry committed to me bestowed upon you
those wonderful graces of God. During these years strong ties
have grown up between us, not only those ties that unite the flock
to the shepherd, the congregation to the pastor, but yet more ten-
der ties, those of the father and his children. There are done of
my charge with whom I am thrown more familiarly than the chil-
dren of the schools, and the Sodalities. I have endeavored to
teach you to walk in the paths of Christian virtue, and to practice
faithfully the duties of good Catholic children. 1 have rea
in your company the happiness of a lather commingling with his
children. At your little diversions, I have taken pari in your
pastimes and recreations, and while it was a pleasure to me, your
smiling faces proved it was a joy to yon. And these pleasant re-
lations of father and children were strengthened in the y<
spent among you. I may Bay, in all sincerity, that nowhere have
I had more pleasure than in commingling with you. You have
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been to me a reward for all my labors in the sacred ministry,
entering as a ray of sunshine in my troubles. I trust that in the
years that I may remain among you our present relations will
never change, and when we meet at that unending jubilee around
the throne of God, I can point to you and say, in the words of
St. Paul, ' Here are my jewels.' "
IN THE MASTER'S VINEYARD.
A : truce to labor for a moment's space !
The Master bids it. Lo ! the day is spent —
Thy silver day. Full nobly hast thou bent
Unto the task He gave. Thy work of grace
Within His vineyard, growing all apace,
Invites thee pause a moment in content
Upon the vine-clad sunrise slope's ascent,
To meet His glad " Well done ! " and sweet embrace.
Himself hath seen thy labors : Weed and thorn
And storm of hate have not made thee recoil.
Keep courage yet ! Rich guerdon shall be thine ;
And morrow ushers in another morn
Whose golden beams will ripe each clustered vine,
And haste the harvesting of all thy toil.
Charles A. Wingertek.
ST. JOSEPH'S, WEST VIRGINIA.
June 29th, 1891.
Rt. Rev. and Beloved Bishop:
We, the undersigned, hereby send Your Lordship our best
wishes on your Silver Jubilee in the Priesthood :
1866— July 2nd— 1891
May the Lord God preserve you in health and strength, may
He shower down upon you many blessings during your sojourn
of Rt. Rev. John J. Kaix, D.D. 75
here in this vale of tears, misery and want. After many more
celebrations of the anniversary of your ordination to the priest-
hood, and when the days allotted to you in this pilgri
are ended, may the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
place a crown of never-fading brightness and beauty upon your
brow for your deeds here on earth.
John Baker, sr., Wendel Haid, John Scheibclhut, Joseph
Klug, sr. — Board of Trustees. Joseph Nolte, Theodor Brink-
meier, sr., Joseph Breiding, John Kress, sr., John Hurley, John
Bickar, M. A. Bickar, P.M., John Jstep, John jr., John
Burkhardt, sr., George Jstep, Joseph Jstep, Henry Jstep, George
Herrmann, Frederic Wehmann, sr., George King, Peter -I.
Bickar, Casper Becker, William Beeker, Joseph Becker, Gi
Heurich, William Schaefer, John Wiegand, Frank Schaefer,
Joseph Wiegand, Theodor Koltz, Joseph Scheibclhut, Ernst
Wehmann, George Hohinann, sr., Adolph Breiding, Killian Klug;
Anthony Frohnapfel, Frank Brinkmeier, Frederic W. Wehmann,
Michael Wehmann, Joseph Faust, Andrew Jaeger, Charles Nolte,
Frank Tewes, George Wiegand, John Karl, Joseph Frohnapfel,
Joseph Boesherz, Mattlueus Haid, Henry dug, John Henrich, A.
Catharina Mlug, Angela Kress, Josephine Jstep, Margaret
Klug, Frances Herrmann, Barbara Bickar, Josephine King, Oani-
gnnda Hohinann, Gertrude Hacke, Genovefa Blatt, Mary Froh-
napfel, Anna Breiding, Margaret Scheibelhut, Mary C. Haid,
Elizabeth Singer, Catharine Burkhardt, Elizabeth Brinkmeier,
Catharina Becker, Rosa Koltz, .Mary A. Scheibelhnt, Victoria
Karl, Margaret Boesherz, Teresia Jstep, Catherine E. Stender,
Barbara Heurich, Gertrude Stein.
Accept once more our besl wishes and prayers, as also this
-mall gift from the above named pail'
Yoi k Sim ki;k a m > DsYOTED ChILDBBS in < 'm:i>T.
From St. Joseph's, Marshall Co., W. 7a.
(/// em >.)
Ivl v. ( h L8. I'. SOHTLPP.
76 Saoebdotal Silver Jubilee.
What words can more fitly eonclude this memorial compilation
than the mottoes referred to in the Register's account of the Sil-
ver Jubilee : " Sacerdos et Pontifex," (" Priest and Bishop") —
the two events of the twenty-five years ; " Deo Gratias," (" Thanks
be to God ") — the diocese's gratitude to God for the same ; "Ad
multos annos," (" For many years ") — the diocese's wish and
prayer that its Bishop may be spared for many years ; " Aureus
Argenteo succedat annus jubilseus," (" May the Golden succeed
the Silver jubilee.") — a wish most heartful that Wheeling's Bis-
hop may live to celebrate his fifty years of priesthood and of epis-
copate. A more numerous clergy and laity would then greet him
warmly and affectionately ; but the compiler of these notes con-
fidently feels that more warmth of affection, profounder reverence
or more manifest loyalty will not exist in the spiritual children,
clerical and laical, whose privilege it may be to celebrate Rt. Rev.
John J. Kain's Golden Jubilee.
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