2012-04-10

Church of Saint Francis Xavier in Rhode Island - USA



unused, bought in Braga (Portugal)


I've found this postcard in a book fair. A religious book stand was also selling some religious postcards.


"In 1914 the Most Reverend Matthew Harkins, Bishop of Providence, realized the great need for a Portuguese-speaking parish in the Town of East Providence.  The Bishop appointed Fr. Joseph Lopes, an assistant pastor in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, to conduct a census in order to determine the number of parishioners that would form the nucleus of the new parish, Saint Francis Xavier Church.  In November of that year, a committee was formed to start fund-raising and build a new Church." In: Saint Francis Xavier Church
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