The Year 1919: The Inaugural Issue

Fr. John Mary Fraser, the Society’s founder and first editor of China, set a lively editorial pace for his successors. His buoyant confidence and dramatic flair are seen in the main news story published in the inaugural issue of October 1919: “China Mission College Meets With Universal Approval” the headline proclaimed. The story reported that Fr. Fraser had “traversed the length and breadth of Canada, preaching in the churches and lecturing in the seminaries, colleges and schools; and everywhere finds the people prepared and eager” to support the proposed college, which first opened in Almonte, Ontario.

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