The Good Shepherd Sisters, Buffalo, New York, 1914


Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge (Good Shepherd) (Introduced into America, 1855) This order dates its beginning nearly three centuries back and was founded by a zealous missionary priest, the Blessed John Eudes, also founder of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, or Eudist Fathers. Its object and work are identical with all [Read More...]

Brooklyn’s Unfinished Cathedral, 1894

Artistic rendering of the proposed cathedral, 1959.

The Great Memorial Church to Bishop Loughlin. The Brooklyn Eagle, April 29, 1894  Bishop McDonnell’s recommendation at the meeting of the Catholic Historical Society, last Wednesday evening, that the new cathedral should be finished at once as a monument to the late Bishop Loughlin, has met with general popular approval. The building was designed by [Read More...]

Fordham University, 1912


Fordham University developed out of Saint John’s College, founded by Bishop Hughes upon the old Rose Hill Farm at Fordham, then in Westchester County, and formally opened on St. John the Baptist’s Day, 24 June, 1841. This same year the theological seminary of the New York diocese was moved from Lafargeville, Jefferson Co., to Fordham. [Read More...]