PATKUS, Ronald D.
Title: Archdiocese of Boston : A Pictorial History. First Edition
Publisher:  Quinlan Press, Boston, 1989, ISBN:1557701431
Seller ID: 97539
PATKUS, Ronald D. The Archdiocese of Boston : A Pictorial History. With a Preface by Bernard Cardinal Law. Boston : Quinlan Press, (1989). First Edition. Pp [i]-x,-198. Illustrated. Map. Oblong 8vo, illustrated black card covers. “The Archdiocese of Boston: A Pictorial History is our family album. This book helps us, the nearly two million Catholics of this archdiocese,to remember who we are and from where we came. As family members we can re cognize the resemblances that we still bear to those who came before us in faith. Much has changed since All Souls Day 1788, when the first public Mass was celebrated in the city of Boston, but the realities of faith and lovethat shape our Catholic identity have endured. Although no photograph can directly capture those realities, the pictures assembled here testify to their enduring presence. The faces of anxious soldiers worshiping at a field Mass during the Civil War are grainy, but the young men's faith is clear. We look at them and recognize their faith, because it is our own.” (from thePreface by Cardinal Law). Contents : Preface; Introduction; 1. Beginnings: 1600-1845; 2. Growth and Change: 1845-1900; 3. A New Century: 1900-1945; 4 . The Postwar Era: 1945-1965; 5. In Our Time: 1965-Present. Rubbed, else very good. 35.00