We're sorry, something went wrong. Please try again.
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
Catholic Albany: An Illustrated History of the Catholic Churches and Catholic Religious, Benevolent and Educational Institutions of the City of Albany; With Biographical Sketches of Rt. REV. Thomas M. A. Burke, D. D. and All the City Pastors by Michael J Louden (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Catholic Albany: An Illustrated History of the Catholic Churches and Catholic Religious, Benevolent and Educational Institutions of the City of Albany; With Biographical Sketches of Rt. Rev. Thomas M. A. Burke, D. D. And All the City Pastors Othing in Albany's century of history has been so remarkable as the growth of Catholicism, which has more than kept pace with the wonderful development of the Church generally on this continent. From the time that the little church of Old St. Mary's, fifty feet square, held the entire Catholic congregation of the city it has gone on increasing, t by leaps and bounds, but in steady, persist ent growth, until the steeples of its churches pierce the empyrean blue in all directions. These are w fifteen in number and represent a Catholic population of thirty thousand souls. Catholic Albany is a preponderating factor in the life and progress of this ancient city. As such its history, as given in the separate narratives of Catholic foun dations, cant fail to be of interest t only to the members of that demination, but to all who have watched with interest the moral and material growth of this community. Particularly to the Catholics of Albany must the story of the trials and struggles and triumphs of the Church in this section of the great western vineyard, as told t only in the words of the annalist but presented in living likeness by the engraver's art, be of absorbing interest as well as of deep suggestion. It is the story of their forefathers, to be continued through them to their latest posterity. The history of each parish is given in the order of prior ity of foundation, except in the case of the Cathedral, which. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.