Introductory [By] William Byrne. Archdiocese of Boston [By] W. A. Leahy. Diocese of Providence [By] Austin Dowling. Diocese of Portland [By] E. J. A. Young. Diocese of Manchester [By] J. E. Finen

Introductory [By] William Byrne. Archdiocese of Boston [By] W. A. Leahy. Diocese of Providence [By] Austin Dowling. Diocese of Portland [By] E. J. A. Young. Diocese of Manchester [By] J. E. Finen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...previously been a private venture on the part of its owner, Mr. Eleazar Trevett, "gentleman," as he describes himself in the original deed, and had been rendered less remunerative by the newly established "free" school system, which in the late 20's, Newport copied from Providence. It was small and mean and situated on a neglected street--now Barney street--and it excited nothing short of disgust in Bishop Fenwick when he saw it on his first visitation to Newport on All Saints' Day, in 1828. He could only think that some shrewd "Yankee" had tricked the simple Father Woodley into giving two prices for a lot with a frontage of fifty feet on an out-of-the-way street in a declining town "like Newport." At that time Father Woodley visited Newport every other week, saying Mass when in Providence in the old Mechanics' Hall, " opposite the market," in the present market place. He spent the rest of his time wandering about saying Mass here and there where he found Catholics sufficiently interested or numerous to need or to care for his ministrations. Thus it happens that traces of Father Woodley may be found throughout the entire diocese of Providence, and even in parts of Connecticut. His flock consisted chiefly of young men with the fever of restlessness in their blood. They came and went as the spirit listed. When hard times came to New Bedford there were few or no Catholics left in the town. So one priest complained to the Bishop at a much later day. Let word come through the Truth Teller of New York, or through some badly scrawled letter of "a townie" that there was good work and big pay to be got on the Susquehanna or in Georgia or in far-off Illinois, it did not cost them much to pull up...show more

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