Scalabrinians Collection on Rhode Island Churches (CMS 029)
July 14, 2016
CMS 029 documents life in nine Italian-American Roman Catholic parishes in the state of Rhode Island: Saint Rocco in Thornton; Saint Ann in Providence; Holy Cross in Providence; Our Lady of Loreto in East Providence; Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bristol; Saint Anthony in Woonsocket; Holy Angels in Barrington; Saint Anthony in North Providence; and Saint Mary in Cranston. The records consist of a history of each parish, illustrated diamond jubilee books, parish bulletins, correspondence between pastors, souvenirs journals, magazines, newspapers, albums with clippings, photographs, and short biographies of pastors.
2.5 Linear feet in 5 document boxes
The Scalabrini Fathers, a missionary order for the Italian immigrants, began their pastoral activity in Rhode Island as far back as 1889, when Bishop Harkins of Providence invited them to conduct a mission for the Italians of the area.