Pioneer Catholic History of Oregon

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byEdwin Vincent O'hara

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... LAST YEARS OF ARCHBISHOP BLANCHET. 1. Father Fierens Becomes Pastor of Portland. The Archbishop had taken up his residence in Portland in August, 1862. The following year Father J. T. Fierens, who had been Pastor of Jacksonville, was appointed to the pro-Cathedral, a charge which he held continuously for thirty years, until his death in 1893. In 1878, under the direction of Father Fierens, the old church structure was taken down and on the Feast of the Assumption of the same year the corner stone of a Gothic Cathedral was laid. For a quarter of a century the zealous and energetic pastor was one of the foremost men in public view in Portland. 2. Erection of the Vicariate of Idaho. In 1868, Archbishop Blanchet was relieved of the care of the eastern portion of his diocese by the erection on March 3rd of that year of the Vicariate Apostolic of Idaho. The Second Plenary Council of Baltimore had requested this step of the Holy See. Father Lootens, who had gone with Bishop Demers to Vancouver in 1852 as a pioneer missionary, was consecrated in August of that year as Bishop of Castaballa and Vicar Apostolic of Idaho. When Bishop Lootens went to Idaho Territory early in 1869 he found there only two priests. Fathers Mesplie and Poulin. The mines which had been opened had not prospered; the rich mines of Idaho were still to be prospected. Meanwhile the miners left the territory in large numbers and the Catholic population was notably diminished. The Sisters of the Holy Names who had established a school at Idaho City in 1868 were forced to close their doors within two years. Two of the best churches were destroyed by fire and the small missions of the Vicariate were badly encumbered by debt. In 1875 Bishop Lootens, broken in health, resigned his position and retire...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... LAST YEARS OF ARCHBISHOP BLANCHET. 1. Father Fierens Becomes Pastor of Portland. The Archbishop had taken up his residence in ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217028683

ISBN - 13:9780217028684

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