Ephemerides: May, 16th

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1642: King Louis XIII of France accepted the Bull “Salvatoris Nostri” erecting the Congregation of the Mission signed by Pope Urban VIII on January 12, 1633.

1653: Conference of Vincent de Paul in Saint Lazare on the obligation of those who remain in the House to contribute to missions. He dealt with the reasons that require them to do so and practices that each is proposed for this purpose.

1659: Conference of Vincent de Paul in Saint Lazare on indifference, what explains Article 10 of Chapter II of the Rules Commons.

1833: The first Visitatrice of Italy is arriving to Turin. She came shortly after opening the seminary where young sisters successively stay with 33 Sisters from the six existing houses.

1940: In Paris, dead in his armchair is found Fr Luciano Misermont, seventy-six years old. Born on July 17, 1864 in Dordogne. He had an impulsive temper which strove to control his entire life. He was Superior of two seminaries in Sicily, the scholar in Lille and Marseille. He dealt with the processes of canonization of St. Louise de Marillac, Daughters of Charity of Arras, Jean Le Vacher, blessed François Joseph Louis and Pierre-René Rogue and, above all, St. Catherine Labouré.

l950: Fr. Jean-Baptiste Lachat died in Paris. After six years of teaching in major seminary in Sens and fifteen years of working in Ecuador, he lived thirty-one years at the infirmary of the Motherhouse. He accepted his fate, not only with patience, but with joy. Like Saint Theresa of Lisieux, for whom he had a particular devotion, he reproduced the missionary cloistered life, transforming his thirty-one years of painful and hidden life in thirty-one years of prayer for working missionaries.

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