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...]

Catholics on Stage: Blanche Walsh (1873-1915)

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This popular favorite has made herself a prominent place among the actresses whose forte is found in emotional roles. She was born in New York, January 4, 1873, and is the daughter of Thomas and Minnie Savorie Walsh. Miss Walsh made her debut on the professional stage at the age of sixteen, with Marie Wainwright, [Read More...]

Queens Parish First One Named for St. Joan of Arc, 1920

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CHURCH OF ST. JOAN OF ARC. Parish at Jackson Heights First in America to be Named for New Saint. (The New York Times, July 11, 1920)   Ground was broken last Tuesday for the new church of St. Joan of Arc, on Fillmore Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens. This new parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese [Read More...]


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