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Item 19368

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Houlton, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 9682

Front fa├žade of St. Mary's Parish, Lewiston, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1970 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 9694

St. Mary's Parish, Lewiston, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1975 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency


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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


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.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Lincoln, Maine - Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, St. Mary Lourdes, has been standing for a tad more than 100 years. It is a cozy little church that is still attended today by…

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Mercy Hospital - Sisters of Mercy

Recognizing her great contribution both to the Catholic Church and to the greater global community served by the Sisters, Pope John Paul II conferred…