America’s Catholic HeritageRecounting missionary efforts to evangelize North America
April 9 – Sept. 18, 2016
The 1492 arrival of Christopher Columbus marked the beginning of a long period of European exploration and migration in the Western Hemisphere. Through time, European influence defined the social and political values of the emergent colonies in North America, and ultimately the nations and cultures that would result. More
Mission of Faith Lecture Series
The Dominicans Come to the United States – but from England?
May 14 • 2 p.m.Rev. John Vidmar, O.P. Associate Professor of History Providence College, Providence, R.I.
Examining the beginnings of the Dominican Order in the early days of the United States (1805), and how the religious order organized itself in an unknown country and grew, including Dominican sisters. The first members were from the English Dominican Province, but quickly became dominated by Irish.
Lectures, intended for a general audience, are free and open to the public.