Letter from Vincenzo Da Frascati to [the PF Secretary, Urbano Cerri], 1679-01-30, Tunis

Title

Letter from Vincenzo Da Frascati to [the PF Secretary, Urbano Cerri], 1679-01-30, Tunis

Subject

Algiers
Capuchins
Slave priests
Tunis

Description

Letter from Vincenzo Da Frascati to PF. Since there are many slave priests in Tunis, Le Vacher has written to them stating he believes it is a good idea to send some missionaries back to Christendom, since there is no longer any need for them. That is why they decided to send Father Cherubino Da Frascati (their companion) back. From him PF can undertand the persecutions they went through. He does not want to recount the stories of some slave priests in this city. One of them was killed at home by a woman, and others acted with little consideration of the missionaries. They worked together with the Turks, and tried to have the missionaries arrested on false pretenses. But God showed through signs, how much he likes those that serve him, without looking for temporary interests.
Additional comments

Creator

Vincenzo Da Frascati

Source

APF SC Barbaria 1, 437r

Date

1679-01-30

Contributor

Adressed to [Urbano Cerri]

Relation

Possibily, the letter metnioned of Jean Le Vacher was written to Giuseppe Maria Da Bologna, see: APF SC Barbaria 1, 433r-434v (database item 887).

Format

copy; signed

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

889

Coverage

Origin: Tunis
Destination: Rome

Citation

Vincenzo Da Frascati, “Letter from Vincenzo Da Frascati to [the PF Secretary, Urbano Cerri], 1679-01-30, Tunis,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 31, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13121.

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