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Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe. After having consulted some zealous priests I concluded on the plan of local missions in the midst of them. God blessed it^ and three permanent missions arose from it ; two most flourishing on this side the water, one on the other.
I hope for much good from them in Spital Fields ; but, at least at present^ I dare not ask them about general work. And now last^ I come to the Institute of which I almost considered myself a member, San Filippo's Oratory.I was answered on both heads, that dearth of subjects made it impossible. The Redemptorists came to London as a missionary order, and I cheerfully approved of and authorised their coming.Hence we have under them only a church, which by its splendour attracts and absorbs the wealth of two parishes, but maintains no schools, and contributes nothing to the education of the poor at its very door. When they were settled down, I spoke to them of my cherished plan of missions to and among the poor.There were two Jesuits en garfon in a house, that was all. Scarcely was I settled in London, than I applied to their Superior to establish here a community in due form of some ten or twelve Withers.I also asked for missionaries to give retreats to congregations, etc.