My dear Monsignor Shahan: -
In acknowledgment of some of the documents concerning the Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, the splendid work undertaken jointly by the two leading Catholic Universities of Washington and Louvain, I gladly avail myself of this opportunity to congratulate you and all the distinguished scholars associated with you in the work and to encourage you to labor faithfully towards its successful completion. It not only opens up a vast mine of useful information concerning the Christian life, manners, works, and glories of our holy Religion in the Orient, but it also adds fresh laurels to the two Universities engaged in this work, which are already distinguished for their en-lightened activity and high scholarship.
With Sentiments of profound esteem, I am
faithfully yours in Xto,
J. Card. Gibbons
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