Church of Saint Lazarus (East Boston, MA) Records (CMS 043)
July 14, 2016
CMS.043 documents activities at Saint Lazarus, an Italian-American Roman Catholic parish in the Orient Heights neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, between the 1910s and early 1960s. It also documents some aspects of the life of the pastor during that time period, Ludovico (Luigi or Louis) Toma. The collection includes correspondence, Father Toma’s seminary notebooks, random samples of his sermons from the 1910s to 1944, and ephemeral publications, and a few photographs.
Series I: Composition and Notebooks of Louis Toma
Series II: Homilies and Sermons of Louis Toma
Series III: Correspondence
Series IV: Publications
Series V: Other Documents
This collection contains materials related to the Church of Saint Lazarus in East Boston, Massachusetts. The parish was founded in 1892 and a chapel was built in 1908. The parish was served by Louis (Lodovico) Toma from 1911 until his death in 1961.