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Item 35333

Title: John Bapst, Bangor, ca. 1860

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School

Date: circa 1860

Location: Bangor

Media: Photograph

Item 14288

Title: Charles Atherton copy of testimony concerning threats to Society of Friends, 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1846-06-25

Location: Fairfield

Media: Ink on paper

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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.