The Church in Northern Ohio and in the Diocese of Cleveland: From 1749 to 1890 (Google eBook)

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Short & Forman, 1887 - Catholics - 324 pages
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Page 238 - ... in private houses, as there was no other place to be had then. However, shortly after his arrival he succeeded in securing a large room, 30 x 40 feet, known as Shakspeare Hall. It was in the upper story of the Merwin building, located at the foot of Superior street, near the present Atwater block. This hall he fitted up as a temporary place of worship, as best he could with the limited means at his disposal, and in it said Mass for a short time. Among the regular attendants at the Catholic service...
Page 67 - ... Milwaukee there was one church edifice, a frame structure, and in the diocese only four priests. In 1847 he had at work thirty-four priests and that year opened St. Mary's church on Broadway and Biddle street. The same year he laid the cornerstone of St. John's cathedral, founded St. Mary's hospital and placed it in charge of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, and in 1849 founded St. Rose's Orphan asylum, built Holy Trinity church and founded several benevolent and school societies...
Page 255 - ... very difficult. This is the last and most distant parish inhabited by Catholics on this earth. In it is neither law, justice, nor subjection ; you never meet a man, either Indian or Canadian, without his gun in his hand and his knife at his breast. My house is on the banks of a river which falls in the lake, full of fish and fowl of all sorts. The finest climate in the world and the most fertile lands, but no industry. The Indian lives on hunting, the Canadian resembles him nearly. At night the...
Page 255 - I have been appointed to distribute it, that gives me a consequence amongst them which I hope will be useful, as soon as I can speak their language, which is not very difficult. This is the last and most distant parish inhabited by Catholics on this earth. In it is neither law, justice, nor subjection ; you never meet a man, either Indian or Canadian, without his gun in his hand and his knife at his breast.
Page 51 - He could adapt himself to every emergency, and to every description of character and temperament. Frank, open, and sincere by nature, and an American himself, he possessed an instinctive talent for dealing with Americans, whether Catholics or Protestants. Multitudes of the latter were converted to Catholicity through his agency.
Page 260 - Bishop has gone to reap the reward of his labors and trials, leaving us the memory of his worth, the example of his virtues, and the odor of his sanctity. He is dead! Edward Fen-wick is no more. Where is he whose approving smile was ever ready to cheer us; whose sympathetic heart shared our griefs, and the counsels of whose wisdom was a lamp to our footsteps? Where is he whom we were accustomed to behold at the altar of his God; in the...
Page 5 - PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION THE exhaustion of the First Edition of this work has afforded me the opportunity to revise the pages referring to the Mandate System (pp.
Page 61 - Toledo and the surrounding country, even as far west as the state line, were full of malaria of the most malignant type. Bishop de Goesbriand, in his reminiscences of Bishop Rappe's missionary life, says: "At certain seasons it was impossible to meet a healthy-looking person, and frequently entire families were sick and unable to help one another. Apart from the terrible malarial fever, we were occasionally visited by such epidemics as erysipelas, and towards the end of 1847 we saw ship-fever stricken...
Page 63 - Grace Unto You, and Peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 60 - parish limits" extended from Toledo to the Indiana state line and as far south as Allen county. From the summer of 1841 till the spring of 1846 his labors, privations and difficulties of all kinds were indeed trying ; he never lost courage, but full of missionary zeal and self-sacrifice he labored faithfully among his people.

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