North Pole Mission Reports

1859 Report

Mission du Pole Arctique. Copie du Rapport addresse aux Conseils Centraux de Paris et de Lyon. Bruxelles, H. Goemaere, Imprimeur-Editeur, Rue de la Montagne, 52. 1859. (16 pp.)

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Contents

Report, covering the period 1855-59, pp. 3-11

No. 1, Extract from letters from Rev Boller, Superior in Lapland, to the Prefect Apostolic, pp. 11-13.

No. 2, Extract from letters of Rev Bernard, superior in Iceland, pp. 13-14

No. 3, Extract from letters of Rev Georg Bauer, missionary superior in the Faroe Islands, to the Prefect Apostolic of the arctic regions (Etienne Djunkovsky), pp. 15-16.

1861 Report

Notice sur les Missions du Pole Arctique. 1854-60. Bruxelles. H. Goemaere, Imprimeur-Editeur, Rue de la Montagne, 52. 1861. (48 pp.)

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Contents:

Declaration of the Belgian Bishops, Malines, 4 August 1858, p.6.

I. Report on the North Pole Mission, 1854-1858, p. 7.

II. Letters from the Missionaries written in 1859:

1. Letter from Rev Bernard to Rev D.P. at Malines, written from Reykjavik, Iceland, 8 October 1859, pp. 9-12.

2. Extract from a letter from Rev E. Maesfrancx, to his brother, the parish priest of Peteghem-Deynze, near Ghent, pp. 13-16.

Extract from a letter of Rev P. Bianchini, missionary at Altengaaard (Norway) to a supporter of the mission in Antwerp, p. 17.

Extract from a letter from Rev Th. M. Verstraeten to the Procurator of the Mission, Rev X. Ciamberlani, at Beveren, Belgium. Sent from Thorshavn, Faroe Islands, 28 November 1859, pp. 18-23.

III. Report on the state of the missions in the Arctic Regions, from 1 October 1859 - 1 October 1860. pp. 23ff.

1. News of new ties with Belgium, and progress of the Mission, pp. 23-25.

2. Address of the priests of the North Pole Mission to Pope Pius IX, 23 June 1860, pp.25-26.

Response of Pope Pius IX, dated from Rome, 19 July 1860, pp.28-29.

3. Letter of the Prefect Apostolic (Rev. E. Djunkovsky) to Cardinal Sterckx, Archbishop of Malines,with an extract from the Cardinal's reply, pp. 29-31.

4. Edifying news received by the Prefect Apostolic (E. Djunkovsky) from the mission stations of Tromso and Alten-Talvig, in Lapland, pp. 31-34.

Section 2. Extracts from four letters written in 1860 by Rev B. Bernard, missionary.

1. Letter from Rev. B. Bernard to the Procurator (Rev. X. Ciamberlani), dated Reykjavik, Iceland, 25 September 1860, pp.34-39.

2. Letter from Rev B. Bernard to the Procurator (Rev X. Ciamberlani), [includes an account of the conversion of Mary Nicolson in Delting], dated Lerwick, Shetland Islands, 14 October 1860, pp. 40-44,

3. Letter from Rev B. Bernard to the Treasurer (Rev. De Pauw, at Malines Seminary, Belgium), dated Lerwick, Shetland Islands, 18 October 1860, pp. 44-46.

4. Letter from Rev B. Bernard to some lady supporters of the mission in Antwerp, Belgium, dated Lerwick, 14 October 1860, pp. 46-48.

1862 Report

Relation sur l'Etat des Missions du Pole Arctique, depuis le 1er Octobre 1860 jusqu'au 1er Octobre 1862. Publie par l'Abbe X. Ciamberlani, Procureur de ces Missions. Bruxelles, H. Goemaere, Imprimeur-Editeur, Rue de la Montagne, 52. 1862.

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Contents:

Report on the state of the North Pole Mission, 1st October 1860 - 1st October 1862. pp. 1-16

Letter of Rev Theophilus Verstraeten describing the Shetland Mission, dated Lerwick, Shetland Islands, 22 February 1862, pp. 16-33.

List of North Pole Mission Clergy, in chronological order of their entry into the Mission, with diocese of origin, pp. 33-34.

Letter of Pope Pius IX to Very Rev Bernard Bernard, on his appointment as Prefect Apostolic of the North Pole Mission, date Rome, 31st July 1862, pp. 34-38.

1865 Report

Relation sur l'Etat des Missions du Pole Arctique depuis le 1er Octobre 1862 jusqu'au 1er Janvier 1865. Publiee par l'Abbe X. Ciamberlani, Procureur de ces Missions. Bruxelles, H. Goemaere, Imprimeur-Editeur. Rue de la Montagne, 52. 1865.

npm-report-1865.pdf

Contents:

Report by the Prefect Apostolic (Bernard Bernard) on the state of the North Pole Mission, 1862-1865, pp. 5-40.

Section 5 - Shetland, Orkney and Caithness (Scotland), pp. 21-22.

Section 6 - Lerwick, pp. 22-24.

Part 2, Section V. - Caithness, Orkney and Shetland, pp. 34-36.

Vote of thanks to the benefactors of the North Pole Mission, pp. 36-40.

Letter from Rev Georg Bauer to the Prefect Apostolic (Bernard Bernard), dated Thorshavn, Faroe Islands, 15th October 1863, pp. 41-57.

1869 Report

The final report in the series has been taken from the copy digitised by Google Books, (QR code link to the original file given on the last page of the PDF).

Mission du Pole Nord, Addresse de Remerciments, Leurs Grandeurs NN. SS. les Archeveque et Eveques belges, et Compte Rendu general sur la Mission depuis son origine jusqu'au 1er Mars 1869. Par le Prefet Apostolique, T.R. B. Bernard. Bruxelles. H. Goemaere, Imprimeur-Editeur, Rue de la Montagne, 52. 1869.

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Contents:

I. Report on the North Pole Mission addressed to the Belgian bishops, pp. 5-15.

II. Letter of the Prefect Apostolic (Bernard Bernard) to the Procurator General of the North Pole Mission, Rev X. Ciamberlani, at Beveren (Waes), pp. 16-25.

III. Message to the Promoters and Benefactors of the North Pole Mission by V Rev Bernard Bernard, introducing a report on the Lapland mission by Rev Andreas Boller, Missionary Apostolic at Tromso, Norwegian Lapland, dated from Tromso, 1st March 1868, pp. 27-59.

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