Recollections of Rome and Other Places: Epoch of the Vatican Council 1869-70 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Recollections of Rome and Other Places: Epoch of the Vatican Council 1869-70 His Lordship The Right Reverend E. J. Horan, Bishop of Kingston, having been summoned by the Sovereign Pontiff Pius IX. - of blessed memory - to the (Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, most graciously invited me to accompany him to Rome - an invitation, it is unnecessary to say, as cheerfully accepted as it was graciously given. We reached the Eternal City toward the end of November, 1869. I left for home about the last days of April ...