Father McGivney Gallery

A Treatise on Cathecism

by Rev. Hamon, SS, 1866
Mary F. Snowden, translator
John P. Walsh, Cincinnati, Ohio
Imprimatur: J. B. Purcell, Archbishop of Cincinnati
Gift of Henry P. Reilly

Upon opening, one finds the inked inscription on the flyleaf that reads “Christmas 1877/ M. J. McGivney” in Father McGivney’s own hand, just three days after his ordination. Father McGivney appears to have emphasized catechetics in his priestly life. The treatise urged the priest to be zealous, charitable and gentle in imparting the truths of faith to the young.