Influenza Pandemic and the Sisters

...etween 13,000 and 16,000 flu related deaths. [2] SB-10, April 7, 1917- Feb. 12, 1920, CHRC On October 3, 1918, the Board of Health of the city of Philadelphia ordered the closing of all schools and suspended church services until further notice.[3] The ban would remain in effect for most

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St. Peter Claver

...been a growing need for a dedicated ministry for some time. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Black Catholics did not have a church of their own but rather attended Mass at various churches in the city, such as Old St. Joe’s, Old St. Mary’s, and Holy Trinity.[2] It was

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Philadelphia’s Third Archbishop

...e was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop James Frederick Wood on November 17, 1865. Edmond F. Prendergast, circa 1890   Prendergast immediately became extremely active within the diocese. He served as assistant pastor and pastor of several parishes in the diocese, including St. Paul's Church in Philadelphia and St.

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Cardinal Dougherty and His Golden Jubilee

...ons for Pontifical Field Mass Philadelphia Transportation Company, Bob 13 f 1, 1990.284, https://omeka.chrc-phila.org/items/show/8249. [12] Philadelphia Archdiocesan Holy Name Union Executive Meeting, 05/01/1940, Parade and Field Mass Folder, 1990.284, https://omeka.chrc-phila.org/items/show/8245; Plan for Parade Celebration of Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of Cardinal Dougherty, Parade Folder, 1990.284 [13] Philadelphia Inquirer, 06/01/1940; Cardinal...

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