What are northern missions?

Some articles on northern, missions:

Apostolic Vicariate Of Northern Germany - History
... 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 ... of Brussels (for the Catholics in Denmark and Norway), the nuncio at Cologne (much of Northern Germany) and the nuncio of Poland (Finland, Mecklenburg, and Sweden) ...
Querétaro - History
... to use it as a bulwark against marauding northern Chichimeca tribes, and it never became a tributary state ... of the 16th century, the Spanish city of Querétaro would form the northern extension of known lands to the Spanish conquerors ... which became the starting point for expeditions, missions and conquests heading north ...

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 one’s 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 didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to.
    Joseph Heller (b. 1923)

    For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.
    Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)