Connecticut’s First Bishop: William Tyler (1806-1849)

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William Tyler was born on the 5th of June, 1806, at Derby, Vermont, his father being a substantial farmer, his mother a sister of the famous convert Rev. Daniel Barber. She followed the example of her relatives and soon after their conversion m 1816, was received into the Church, with her three sons and four [Read More...]

Bishop Ignatius Persico, O.F.M. Cap. (1823-1896), Savannah, Georgia

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Fourth Bishop of Savannah Ignatius Persico was born in Naples on the 30th of January 1823 of a noble Sorrentine family and received in baptism the name of Camillus William Mary Peter. After completing his classical course in the college of the Jesuit Fathers at Naples, young Persico renounced all worldly prospects that lay open [Read More...]

Archbishop John Hughes’ Sermon at the Dedication of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Manhattan, 1859

An artist's drawing of the church in 1878, with spires that never materialized.

SERMON ON THE OCCASION OF LAYING THE CORNER-STONE OF THE MISSIONARY HOUSE AND CHURCH OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE, NEW YORK, JUNE 19th, 1859. ” Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” These words of the holy prophet, beloved brethren, said the Most Rev. Archbishop, are presented to us [Read More...]


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