Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School by Patricia MontemurriDetroit Gesu Catholic Church and School by Patricia Montemurri

Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School

byPatricia Montemurri

Paperback | October 9, 2017

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In a reconfigured farmhouse just a mile outside of the city limits of Detroit, a Jesuit priest and 25 men, women, and children gathered to celebrate Sunday mass on March 19, 1922. The Reverend John McNichols named the Catholic mission church Gesu, the Italian word for "Jesus." Gesu became one of Detroit's landmark parishes. Its history illustrates the Motor City's boom, bust, resilience, and resurgence. It was the home parish of four Detroit mayors, powerful members of Congress, auto industry titans, sports legends, artists, authors, and actors. At its peak in the mid-1960s, Gesu School enrolled 1,600 students. Because of Detroit's decline and its racial and economic struggles, Gesu is one of only four Catholic elementary schools that remain in the city. But as Detroit rebounds, Gesu School is growing again.
Title:Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and SchoolFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.31 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.5 × 0.31 inPublished:October 9, 2017Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1467127353

ISBN - 13:9781467127356

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