Father Francis Asbury Baker, C.S.P. (1820-1865)

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Priest of the Congregation of St. Paul the Apostle, born Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. 30 March, 1820; died 4 April, 1865. Father Baker was a son of Dr. Samuel Baker, a physician of note in Baltimore. He was graduated from Princeton College in 1839. His parents, whom he lost early in life, had been Methodists, but [Read More...]

A Sermon on the Apostolate of Conversation, by Father Walter Elliott, C.S.P., 1913

Walter Elliott

Apostolate of Conversation. “And the string of his tongue was loosed; and he spoke right.” To enable us to speak right the Son of God must loosen our tongues by a special grace, sometimes by a miracle of grace; for our conversation is too often friv olous, sometimes uncharitable, seldom devoted to spirit ual things. [Read More...]

Archbishop John Hughes’ Sermon at the Dedication of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Manhattan, 1859

An artist's drawing of the church in 1878, with spires that never materialized.

SERMON ON THE OCCASION OF LAYING THE CORNER-STONE OF THE MISSIONARY HOUSE AND CHURCH OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE, NEW YORK, JUNE 19th, 1859. ” Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” These words of the holy prophet, beloved brethren, said the Most Rev. Archbishop, are presented to us [Read More...]


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