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Report on the "state of missions in the Province of Paris," with no particulars given (seems to refer to the Capuchins). Classification of types of missions. Folded inside the first folio there is another folio (same paper, same handwriting) on the…

French notarized copy collating two earlier documents: a) the CM foundation act (17 April 1625); and b) its approval by the archbishop of Paris (24 April 1626). The collation was sent to PF with the aim of having CM approved as a mission in 1627.

Letters from François Veron relating news on heretics in France and requesting the support of PF for his congregation. The note indicates that PF was going to advise Veron to start by approaching the nuncio for support, and that the nuncio's approval…

Petition on behalf of Blaise Le Féron, requesting the approval of the CM as a mission. Approved by PF in November 1627.

Petition on behalf of Blaise Le Féron on behalf of CM, requesting its confirmation by PF as a mission. Approved by PF in November 1627.

Petition on behalf of Brother Léonard. Faculties requested by the provincial of the Capuchins from the Paris province, so that their mission in that province may continue with good results, according to the suggestions of the nuncio to France. The…

Two reports on the activities of CEC, most likely written by Father Hyacinth. The first report lists 30 cases of conversion and is dated 2 March 1635; the second gives additional examples of CEC activities and results thereof, and is dated 20 March.

Visitation report by Charles de Bourlon, bishop of Soissons, from 1662. CM priests are not mentioned. For Montmirail, only two priories mentioned, one run by Augustinians, another by Benedictines (f. 7r). The report only refers in some detail to…

'Report on the progress of Christophe Authier and his companions in France'. Detailed reports of the two missions mentioned in the previous letter (on f. 345r, 346v (database item 67), as well as six others. On f. 386r there is a testimony by the…

Letter referring to the success of two missions ordered by the bishop of Valence in Estoile (in spring 1639) and St. Giovanni di Reyan (fall-winter 1639 to January 1640). The bishop himself donated 200 scudi for this purpose. The missionaries taught…

Petition asking the pope to confirm the establishment of the Congregation of Priests and Missionaries of the Clergy (Congregatio Parochorum et Missionariorum Cleri), and the election of Christophe Authier as its director. Attached is a copy of…

Letter containing a copy of King Louis XIII's approval of CEC and its right to make use of the pope's confirmation brief, which had been sent on 5 June 1634. The document itself is an Italian translation of a letter from the king’s councillor and…

Petition for permission that CM priests may grant plenary indulgence to those who make general or particular confession, as well as indulgence for ten years to those who listen to their exhortations. The petition also requests that CM members receive…

Collation of documents related to CEC, done by notary Delatie on 26 September 1634 for PF. The collation includes: a) a notarized confirmation by Jean-François de Gondi, archbishop of Paris, who is to be superior, president, and moderator of the said…

Petition on behalf of Capuchin Father Hyacinth, requesting PF's confirmation of the "Company of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross," which he had established in Paris with the approval of the archbishop of Paris, with the main goal of converting…

François Veron's reply to PF's response regarding his proposal to establish a Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in France; he also wants to send a book he wrote on the method of disputing against heretics.

PF decree concerning the statutes of Christophe Authier's congregation in Valence.

Summary of Vincent de Paul's petition for approval of CM, with PF Secretary Ingoli's (unfavorable) opinion on the matter; Cardinal Bentivoglio was charged to present the matter in the PF general meeting of 22 August 1628.

The nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, lets Secretary Ingoli know that he would be disappointed if the matter of CM would not amount to a successful conclusion. He asks that PF at least send a "handful of articles" for these good…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, to PF Secretary Ingoli accompanying: a) a letter from the reigning queen (Anna of Austria) recommending CM to French Ambassador de Béthune; b) the second petition in 1628 for PF…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, to Cardinal Ludovisi, accompanying the second 1628 petition for the approval of CM. The nuncio reiterates his support for CM, and defers to Cardinal Ludovisi the decision about the…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, accompanying two letters from King Louis XIII recommending CM to Pope Urban VIII and to the French ambassador to the Apostolic See, the count of Béthune. The nuncio's letter serves…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, to Cardinal Ludovisi accompanying the first CM petition asking for approval of the congregation by PF in 1628. The nuncio strongly recommends the CM missionaries and their…

Letter from the nuncio to France, Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, recommending CM in support of its first 1628 petition for approval by PF.

Letter from Cardinal Grimaldi (nuncio to France, preparing to end his mandate) regarding the Fathers of the Oratory, who had requested to be recognized as a mission. Grimaldi writes that their main goal is to instruct the "idiots" and not so much to…

Letter from the bishop of Poitiers requesting that the Papal Bull, which the late Father Giuseppe of Paris had renewed on 21 February 1635, be continued, as had been the custom so far, in the following respects: a) the faculty of hearing confessions…

The bishop of Vaison informs PF about the "spiritual progress and great results" of the "secular priests associated in a congregation called of the Missionaries, which is very useful to the Church, both for the conversion of heretics, and for the…

The nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, writes in support of a request from Pierre Gallais (here spelled Calais), member of CM and superior of the Sedan mission, to have missionary faculties granted to him and his companions of CM, among whom is…

1658 ad limina report by bishop of Alet, Nicolas Pavillon (visitation and presentation of report to the pope done by Edmund Jolly of CM, on account of Pavillon's infirmity.) The report presents the general state of diocese, including missionary…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 27 May 1659 discussing among other issues, the case of some secular priests called "I preti della Dottrina Christiana" [the priests of the Christian doctrine]. They would like to receive missionary faculties in order…
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