A Teacher Saint

Today is the Feast of St. Mutien-Marie Wiaux (1841-1917), a De La Salle Christian Brother. The Institue of the Brothers of the Christian Schools was founded in 1680 by St. John Baptist De La Salle. Born Louis Wiaux in Belgium, he joined the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1858 and took the religious name [Read More...]

This Day in Brooklyn Catholic History

On this day in 1887, the first Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section. It was the second Italian parish founded in Brooklyn, the first being Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Carroll Gardens, in 1882. Still a center of Italian American life in Brooklyn, for over a century [Read More...]

Must Love Dogs…

…At least if you attend this school! Since 1908, St. Pancras School has offered a quality Catholic education to children in the Glendale section of Queens, arguably New York City’s last German neighborhood. The current school building went up under Monsignor Herman J. “Doc” Pfeifer, longtime pastor of St. Pancras (1930-1964). In this mosaic, located [Read More...]