Report on the Highlands and Hebrides missions drawn from various letters to CM Superior Vincent de Paul [1655]

Title

Report on the Highlands and Hebrides missions drawn from various letters to CM Superior Vincent de Paul [1655]

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports

Description

Summary of reports from the years 1652-1655 by Francis White, Thomas Lumsden and Dermot Duiguin to Vincent de Paul (translated from French to Italian). The summary principally reports the work of Duiguin and White in the Hebrides; they state in the report that ignorance among the residents is enormous, but the people seem very eager to learn. They also note that great miracles are said to happen by the use of sacred water. The reports state that the region cannot be ministered by only two priests, as both the distances between the islands and the number of people are too big; more missionaries are therefore requested. The reports also note that on the last day of February 1655, Francis White (who was staying at the house of Marchioness of Huntly), got taken prisoner, and is now in Edinburgh.  
Additional comments

Source

APF SOCG 297, 356r, 358r-60r

Date

[1655]

Relation

The mentioned letter by Dermot Duiguin is probably, APF SOCG 297, 279r, 280r-284v (database item 299).

Format

Translated copy, unsigned and undated

Language

Italian

Type

Report

Identifier

303

Coverage

Origin: unknown
Destination:

Citation

“Report on the Highlands and Hebrides missions drawn from various letters to CM Superior Vincent de Paul [1655],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13582.

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