Search Results

Keywords: Catholicism

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 7 Showing 3 of 7

Item 82174

St. Mary's Catholic Church and School, Westbrook, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Westbrook Media: Postcard

Item 79415

St. John Catholic Church, Rumford, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Rumford Media: Postcard

Item 80397

St Mary's Church, Lewiston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1960 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

View All Showing 2 of 2 Showing 2 of 2

Exhibit

Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.

Exhibit

Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

Site Pages

View All Showing 2 of 3 Showing 3 of 3

Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Catholic Church

The Native Americans were the first recorded people to have the religious faith of Catholicism in this area.

Site Page

John Bapst Memorial High School

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… and in some cases convert the native peoples to Catholicism. The religion of the French was more appealing to the natives as opposed to the strict…