A Detroit Pastor: Father Ernest Van Dyke (1845-1918)


Rev. Ernest Van Dyke, St. Aloysius Church, Detroit Father Ernest Van Dyke, son of James A. and Elizabeth (Desnoyers), was born in Detroit, Mich., January 29, 1845. Father Van Dyke acquired a substantial education in the parochial schools of Detroit, and in 1859 entered St. John (Jesuit) College at Fordham, N.Y. In June, 1864, he [Read More...]

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...]

New York Pastors: Rev. Patrick McSweeny, St. Bridget’s, Avenue B, 1878


REV. PATRICK FRANCIS McSWEENY, Pastor of St. Bridget’s Church. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Francis McSweeny, the present pastor of St. Bridget’s, was born in Ireland, July 9th, 1838. He came to America with his parents in April, 1849, in the eleventh year of his age. He was educated principally at the Jesuit College in Sixteenth [Read More...]