First Number 1913

A “Society for the Preservation of the Faith among Indian Children.” Approved and recommended by His Eminence, James Cardinal Gibbons, by His Excellency, the Apostolic Delegate, and by many Most Reverend Archbishops and Right Reverend Bishops of America.

The conditions of membership in the Society are two: An annual subscription of twenty-five cents, and to pray for the success of the Society.

The Franciscan (Cincinnati Province) Preservation Society is a Branch Society established for the support of the Franciscan Missions among the Indians, which are located in New Mexico and the northeastern part of Arizona. This magazine endeavors to increase the membership in this Branch Society, and to arouse a widespread interest in the Missions of our great Southwest.

Source: The Franciscan Missions of the Southwest, Published annually by the Franciscan Fathers at Saint Michaels, Arizona, 1917.