Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Pictured above, a crucifix he carved at St. Francis Convent, Tiffin.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Fr. Patrick Hennebery was the first English-speaking member of the Society of the Precious Blood in America. A native of Ireland, he came to the seminary in Thompson, Ohio, in 1847 after meeting the Precious Blood order in Wisconsin. After his ordination at New Riegel in 1853, he served many parishes/missions in the area, and started several, including Spencerville, Kirby and Bascom.
In 1865 he went to California, where he tried for years to establish a Catholic college -- details here.
Later he gave missions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. There’s a chapter about his efforts in the book, "The Irish in New Zealand": Patrick Hennebery in Australasia, 1877-1882.
Upon his return to America, he continued his missions in the West Coast until his death in 1897. He is buried in Silver Terrace Cemetery, Virginia City, Nevada.
His full story can be found in the book “A Time to Sow and a Time to Reap,” by Paul Link C.PP.S.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Ludwig Catholic Cemetery was the original cemetery for Millersville St. Mary's parish, from 1857 to 1887; many of the tombstones are in German. The cemetery is located on County Road 12 in Jackson Township, not far from Bettsville.