Some articles on northern, missions:
... in the area was mostly to use it as a bulwark against marauding northern Chichimeca tribes, and it never became a tributary state ... During the rest of the 16th century, the Spanish city of Querétaro would form the northern extension of known lands to the Spanish conquerors ... city of Querétaro, which became the starting point for expeditions, missions and conquests heading north ...
... The Reformation in the sixteenth century caused the loss of almost all of Northern Europe to the Roman Catholic Church ... In 1582 the stray Catholics of Denmark, Finland, Northern Germany, Norway, and Sweden were placed under the jurisdiction of a papal nuncio in Cologne ... in Denmark and Norway), the nuncio at Cologne (much of Northern Germany) and the nuncio of Poland (Finland, Mecklenburg, and Sweden) ...
Famous quotes containing the words missions and/or northern:
“There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for ones own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.... Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didnt, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didnt have to; but if he didnt want to he was sane and had to.”
—Joseph Heller (b. 1923)
“Our ancestors were savages. The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every state which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the northern forests who were.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)