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Item 82174

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

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library

Date: circa 1930

Location: Westbrook

Media: Postcard

Item 79415

Title: St. John Catholic Church, Rumford, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Rumford

Media: Postcard

Item 80397

Title: St Mary's Church, Lewiston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1960

Location: Lewiston


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St. John's Church, Bangor, ca. 1930

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.