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Item 116313

St. Louis Church, Fort Kent, ca. 1911

Contributed by: Acadian Archives Date: 1911 Location: Fort Kent Media: Postcard

Item 9916

St. Ignatius, Martyr, Church, Sanford, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Sanford Media: Photographic print

Item 6828

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Houlton, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Houlton Media: Photoprint

Tax Records

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109748

Roman Catholic Church for Rev. Father Bradley, Lisbon, 1899-1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1899–1922 Location: Lisbon; Lisbon Client: Roman Catholic Church of Lisbon Architect: Harry S. Coombs; Coombs, Gibbs and Wilkinson Architects

Item 109370

Sketch for Proposed Roman Catholic Church and Parsonage at Dover, NH, 1881

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1881 Location: Dover Client: unknown Architect: Fassett & Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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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.


John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 9 of 17

The animosity resulted in the founding of Saint Joseph’s Church in 1870 for French-Canadian Roman Catholics.

My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s