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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

...Msgr. Thomas Shahan has been working on and dreaming of since the early 1900s was given the green light by none other than Pope Pius X. The approval was for the building of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the pope personally donated $400 to

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Medical Mission Sisters

...ears earlier. During a meeting with Dengel in 1925, Dougherty gave her a $500 check and sent her another $5,000 a few weeks later to contribute to the building of a hospital in India.[5] Dougherty would play a large role in the history of the sisters as he petitioned the

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Influenza Pandemic and the Sisters

...orld War I.[1] In the United States, deaths have been estimated around 675,000, with Philadelphia being one of the hardest hit city with between 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

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