Summary of the mission reports from Scotland, [1667 or 1668]

Title

Summary of the mission reports from Scotland, [1667 or 1668]

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Petitions for faculties
Other religious orders
Visitation
Poland
Jesuits
Franciscans

Description

Summary of the mission reports from the Scottish missionaries. It is a general report about the ongoing problems of the Scottish mission and the steps already taken by PF. The main issue is the chronic lack of priests, and although PF has done much to find other secular priests for the Highlands, there has been little result. Now they have sent two Irish regular priests and want to send others under the direction of a regular prefect. John White has been asked to go, but he is unwilling and cannot be constrained. In his place Cussak, an Irish priest in Paris, is proposed. Since there will be more regulars in the Highlands, Francis White, who is working there, might start teaching himself. In this way there would be no need to send students from the Highlands to the Continental Colleges. The priests in the Lowlands should be divided better over the different regions, as the regular priests (nine Jesuits, one Dominican and one Franciscan) currently all stay with rich Catholics. Two secular priest are about to be sent to the mission, both called Irvine, one of whom is currently in Poland visiting his sister. Furthermore a few concrete requests are repeated. The summary contains requests of faculties for the prefect (which allow him to consecrate chalices and altars): missionary patents, money for rosaries and other devotional objects, a visitation of the Scottish Colleges and monasteries, the replacement of the rector of the Scottish Colleges, a solution for the house where the missionaries can retreat, and a visitation of the Scottish mission. The decisions made by PF at the meeting of 23 January 1668 are on f. 384v.
Date discussed 1668-01-23
Additional comments
The summary was written no later than 23 January 1668, since that is the date of its discussion.

Source

APF SOCG 308, 381r-384v

Publisher

This summary and the PF decisions are also in APF ACTA 23, 9v-13r, which have been published as an appendix to an article by Cathaldus Giblin: 'The Acta of Propaganda Archives and the Scottish mission, 1623-1670,' Innes Review 5, no. 1 (1954) 39-76, 73-76.

Date

[1667 or 1668]

Relation

The discussion of this summary can be found in: APF ACTA 23, 3r, 9v-13r (not in the database).

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Summary

Identifier

362

Coverage

Origin: unknown
Destination:

Citation

“Summary of the mission reports from Scotland, [1667 or 1668],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13352.

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