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here; and each year finds numbers of young women, happy inmates of the Academy, enjoying its many advantages, and under the wise, firm training of the Sisters, forming mind and heart and character to fill their respective places in the world as noble Christian women.
REMINISCENCES OF FATHER LEMKE
CONTRIBUTED BY HON. JAS. J. THOMAS.Rev. Peter Henry Lemke, the immediate successor of the illustrious Father Gallitzin in the pastorate of St. Michael's Church, Loretto, was born in the town of Mecklenburg-Rhenn, Germany, July 27, 1796. All the members of his family were Lutherans, and they seem to have been distinguished in the middle class of German citizens for their wealth and superior educational attainments. His father filled the position of village magistrate—an honorable one in that country. His mother was the daughter of a schoolmaster; hence it may be inferred that she was an educated woman. It seems from his autobiography that his early religious training had been very much neglected. His father's time being mostly taken up with official duties, and