Mary Brackett Willcox and Catholicism in the Suburbs

...in the Archdiocese. In addition, it shows the growing pains of the Church and the daily life of the 1800s.   Check out the finding aid for Mary Brackett Willcox's collection to see what other correspondence we have in the archives. [1] Joseph Willcox, Ivy Mills, 1729-1866, Willcox and Allied

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Eucharistic Congress

...l Eucharistic Congress (IEC), which brought Catholics together from around the world to celebrate and discuss a theme connected to the Eucharist. The history of the event dates back to 1881, when a one day congress was held in Lille, France and attended by 800 people. The event in Philadelphia

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Medical Mission Sisters

...Sisters are an important religious order that seeks to aid the poor around the world. They were founded by Doctor Anna Dengel on September 30, 1925 and the first three to join were Doctor Joanna Lyons, Mary Evelyn Flieger, RN, and Marie Ulbrich, RN.[1] Dengel formed this new order because

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Pope

...hich Nast accuses Francis Kernan, the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York, of swearing allegiance to the pope. Having Kernan declare, “I will do your bidding, as you are unfallible,” Nast shows his fear that Irish politicians would turn the United States into a theocracy (a country ruled by

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