Brooklyn Nuns Celebrate Silver Jubilee, 1902


Two Nuns Celebrate Their Silver Jubilee. Took the Veil Together Twenty-Five Years Ago at St. Rosa’s Convent. Beautiful Service is Held. Sisters Justina and Valentina Congratulated by Relatives and Members of Order. (The Brooklyn Eagle, January 28, 1902)  A very interesting ceremony was performed early this morning in the Roman Catholic convent of St. Rosa, [Read More...]

Catholic Chapel Dedicated at West Point, 1900

Father George Deshon, USMA Class of 1843, was a classmate (and roommate) of Ulysses S. Grant.

New Chapel at West Point. Catholics Dedicate Their Building at the Military Academy With Elaborate Ceremonies. (The New York Times, June 11, 1900) Special to the New York Times. WEST POINT, N.Y., June 10— A hundred priests, vested in their clerical robes, assisted Bishop John M. Farley of New York to dedicate the new Catholic [Read More...]

“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Andrew McTigue, Far Rockaway, Queens


The commercial development of America excites the admiration and wonder of the world, but when we take into consideration the character of our citizens, it is not a matter of marvel. The very fact that advancement is open to all, that efforts will not be hampered by caste or class distinctions, seems to serve as [Read More...]