Boston,, James Munroe and Company.: 1839 1839
Item Number: 3116
"The First Catholic Bishop of Boston, missionary to Penobscot Indians, Principle founder of Athenaeum, friend of President Adams, Advisor to State Legislature; one of America's noblest priests."--headline from newspaper clipping. John Louis Ann Magdalen Lefebre de Cheverus (1768-1836) French Cardinal, came to Boston in 1796 after having refused to take the oath prescribed by the French Revolutionaries. He worked for a year among the Penobscot Indians and thereafter spent 3 months of with them yearly. When he opened a subscription towards building the first Catholic church in Boston,... View More...