About Pat McNamara

Poem for the Fiftieth Anniversary of Villanova, 1892

Villanova

ODE FOR THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF VILLANOVA COLLEGE (1892) By Eleanor C. Donnelly OH ! blest be the day, when the sun’s golden ray First shone on these shades, Villanova revealing! Like the sunrise that shone on King Memnou’s famed stone, Awaking a strain full of fervor and feeling! Grave doctor and sage In that [Read More...]

Catholics on Stage: Fritz Williams (1865-1930)

Fritz Williams

Williams, Fritz (Frederick Williams): Actor; b. in Boston, Mass., August 23, 1865; parents member at the stock company at the Boston Museum for 15 years; made his first appearance on stage at that theatre when six months old, being carried on by William Warren, the comedian, in a farce called Seeing Warren. Attracted much attention [Read More...]

Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Supreme Court Justice joseph McKenna (1843-1926)

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Joseph McKenna was one of the few politicians to have served in all three branches of the Federal Government: as a Congressman, as a U.S. Attorney General, and as a Supreme Court Justice. The son of Irish immigrants, he was born in Philadelphia, where he attended what is now St. Joseph’s University. After moving to [Read More...]


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