St. John the Baptist Church, Manhattan (1840)


“The necessity of hearing the Word of God in their own tongue, and of having their children taught the Christian doctrine in the tones familiar to them from the cradle, led the German Catholics to exert themselves to have separate churches where they could enjoy these advantages.” The first German Catholic church in New York [Read More...]

Kaiser Wilhelm Sends Portrait to Virginia Nuns, 1913


KAISER’S  GIFT TO VIRGINIA NUNS Special to the New York Times The New York Times, June 7, 1913 RICHMOND, Va., June 16— The Sisters of St. Edith’s Academy, near Manassas, have received from Emperor William a large oil painting of himself with the Emperor’s autograph. The academy is under the direction of Benedictine nuns, most [Read More...]

Mayor Flees to Monastery, 1908


MAYOR IN MONASTERY: Was Saloon Owner and Politics Led Him to Shun the World The New York Times, July 11, 1908 DUBUQUE, Iowa, July 10— Mayor H.A. Schunk,  saloon owner and politician who disappeared recently. was to-day found in the Trappist Monastery, eighteen miles from here. Troubles in legal and political affairs are listed as the [Read More...]