Parish Mission for Deaf Catholics, 1899

Parish Mission

The New York Mission to Deaf Mutes By Rev. Joseph Rockwell, S.J. The Woodstock Letters, Vol. XXVIII (1899): 248-252. For some years back, a Father of the Society has been in charge of the deaf mutes of New York City. He preaches to them in the sign language every Sunday afternoon, at St. Francis Xavier’s, [Read More...]

St. Francis Xavier College Entrance Requirements, 1899


The College of St. Francis Xavier was founded in 1847 by the Jesuits in Manhattan. Until 1912 it operated a high school division and a college division. The college closed in the early 1920′s and the high school still operates today as Xavier High School on West Sixteenth Street. The following is a list of [Read More...]

Sermon by Fr. Francis X. Weninger, S.J., on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 1882


FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. “Thou art all, fair, my love, and there is not a spot in thee!”—Cant. 4. As Christ, in a figurative manner, is compared to the sun, whose rise imparts strength, consolation, and growth to our spiritual life, so in the same figurative manner, do we behold in Mary the mother [Read More...]