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As was common at the time, all preaching assignments of parish missions came by way of the local leadership, not individual scheduling. Given the increased popularity of the Passionist missionaries the provincial and council of May 18, 1886 decided it “prudent to decline some requests, that our missionary fathers may have that rest of body and mind which they so much need.”

At the January 5, 1894 council meeting it “was agreed that the burial services for seculars should not be held in our Retreat of St. Paul’s at Pittsburgh except in some extraordinary occasion & thus with the special permission” of the provincial.

(Both from 1881-1924 Provincial Curia Minutes)

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