Illinois Catholic Historical Review

Illinois Catholic Historical Review

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...Smarius, George Watson, James Converse, Dominic Niederkorn, Benedict Masselis, Michael Lawlor, Andrew O'Neill, John De Blieck, John F. O'Neil, Florentine Boudreaux, John Setters, John Schultz, John Verdin, Michael Van Agt and William Van der Heyden. A three-story residence of stone for the attendant pastors was erected at the northwest corner of Twelfth and May Streets. Reverend Arnold Damen, S. J., Founder of Holy Family Parish. pursue their ministry of the spoken word with undiminished zeal up to the very period of their decease. Father Smarius died in Chicago, March 1, 1870, being only forty-six years of age, while Father Damen, conducting a mission in Wyoming at the advanced age of seventyfive years, was stricken with paralysis and died in Omaha six months later, January 1, 1890.30 The fire of 1871 sweeping away from its point of origin through the central and north-side districts of the city, left the Holy Family parish untouched by its consuming breath. So it was that the Fathers in charge found occasion to offer hospitality under the college roof to Bishop Foley after his stately residence on Michigan Avenue had been laid in ashes. The period of the great conflagration saw the Holy Family parish almost if not quite at the heyday of its growth, with more than four thousand children attending its schools and well-night twenty thousand souls sharing in the ministrations of its pastors. Later years were to see this amazingly developed parochial unit of Catholic Chicago shrink into humbler proportions of numbers as the racial complexion of its territory underwent almost complete transformation before an advancing tide of Jewry. But no one who was privileged to know the Holy Family parish in the season of its ripened growth will fail to...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962451
  • 9781236962454