Father Bonaventure Frey (1831-1912), American Capuchin Pioneer


Rev. Bonaventura Frey, O.M. Cap., Pastor of the Church of St. John the Baptist The Rev. Father Bonaventura Frey was born June 12, 1831, in the Canton of Thurgovia, Switzerland. His education, begun at Einsiedlen, was completed at the Universities of Bonn and Tubingen. Gid having called him to the ecclesiastical state, he proceeded to [Read More...]

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...]