Father Anthony Ciampi, S.J. (1816-1893)

Fr Anthony Ciampi SJ

Several of the premier Jesuit college presidents in 19th century America were Italian. Father Joseph Cataldo founded Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Father John Grassi played a key role in the early history of Georgetown University, while Father Anthony Maraschi founded theUniversity of San Francisco. Born to a prominent Roman family, Anthony Ciampi was a nephew [Read More...]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, Harlem, 1900

Italians in Chicago 1903

Church Festival in the Heat (The Brooklyn Eagle, July 17, 1900, p. 7) It is pleasant to know that there are people whose religion is not melted out of them by the present temperature. There seem to be at least 50,000 such inNew York. If the crowds about the Church of Our Lady of Mount [Read More...]