The Dakotas’ First Bishop: Martin Marty, O.S.B. (1834-1896)

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VICARIATE APOSTOLIC OF DAKOTA: RIGHT REV. MARTIN MARTY, O.S.B. First Vicar Apostolic of Dakota. Martin Marty was born at Schwyz in Switzerland, on the 12th of January 1834, and entering in youth, the great Benedictine abbey of Einsiedlen, made his profession on the 20th of May 1855. The young monk had already pursued his theological [Read More...]

Throwback Thursday Photograph!

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Is it just me, or does Father William George McCloskey look suspiciously like Stephen Colbert? Born in Brooklyn, McCloskey was a cousin of John McCloskey, who in 1875 became the first American Cardinal. After studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland, he was ordained a priest in 1850. After teaching at his alma mater, [Read More...]

A Tribute to Catholic Sisters, 1899

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A PRIEST’S TRIBUTE TO NUNS. Mgr. Conaty’s Sermon at the Georgetown Convent. (The New York Times, May 31, 1899) Washington, May 30— Cardinal Gibbons, Papal Delegate, Mgr. Martinelli, and other prominent Catholic churchmen took part today in the second-day’s celebration of the centennial of Georgetown Convent. It is estimated that at least one thousand women, [Read More...]


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