How the Jesuits Settled in New York: A Documentary Account

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This unique book is not only an essential contribution to the history of the Society of Jesus in New York and in the United States; it is also a fascinating social history of the early years of Catholic institutional life in America. Drawing for the first time on letters, memoirs, and other key documents from the Fordham archives, Hennessy opens a window on 19th century Catholic New York, with profiles of three leading Jesuit educators-Clment Boulanger, August Thbaud, and John Larkin-and the institutions they ...

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Overview

This unique book is not only an essential contribution to the history of the Society of Jesus in New York and in the United States; it is also a fascinating social history of the early years of Catholic institutional life in America. Drawing for the first time on letters, memoirs, and other key documents from the Fordham archives, Hennessy opens a window on 19th century Catholic New York, with profiles of three leading Jesuit educators-Clment Boulanger, August Thbaud, and John Larkin-and the institutions they built at St. John's College, Fordham and the college and parish of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan. He also provides concise biographical profiles of the pioneering Jesuit priests and brothers s buried in the Fordham Cemetery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962288975
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas C. Hennessy, S.J., is Professor of Education Emeritus at Fordham University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Prologue
Pt. I How the French Jesuits Came to Settle "Near New York"
Ch. 1 Rev. Clement Boulanger, S.J. 2
Ch. 2 Fr. Minister's Diary, St. Mary's College, KY 5
Ch. 3 Fr. Boulanger's Correspondence, 1845-1847 12
Pt. II St. John's College, Fordham
Ch. 4 Rev. August Thebaud, S.J. 48
Ch. 5 Fr. Minister's Diary, St. John's College 52
Ch. 6 The Annual Letters to Rome 65
Pt. III The College and Parish of St. Francis Xavier
Ch. 7 Rev. John Larkin, S.J. 113
Ch. 8 The Early Years 117
Ch. 9 The Annual Letters to Rome 122
Pt. IV The Fordham Cemetery: New York and Beyond
Ch. 10 The Cemetery History 155
Ch. 11 What Documents Can Tell Us 161
Ch. 12 Biographical Profiles 169
Epilogue 245
Endnotes 255
App. I The Liber Defunctorum on Moving the Cemetery 259
App. II The Honored Dead 264
App. III Martyrs of Charity 269
App. IV Fr. Mulledy's Last Days 273
Selected References 275
Index 277
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