New home for the Pittsburgh Passionist archives:
In early July 2002 over 80 document storage boxes were moved from St. Paul’s Monastery, South Side to our Passionist Historical Archives, Union City, New Jersey. This collection consists of books on Passionist history and spirituality, personal and institutional correspondence, and photographs. The relocation of these archives to Union City is part of a reorganization of all Passionist historical sources. Other sites examined have been West Hartford, Connecticut; Bedford, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Riverdale, New York; Jamaica, New York.
Fr. Rob will travel to Korea and China:
From late November through mid-December 2002 Fr. Rob Carbonneau will travel to Korea. On December 2-7, he will address the Chapter of the new Passionist Korean Province on the subject of China. His topics are the history of the Chinese Catholic Church in the 19th and 20th century; the history of the Passionist mission to China (1921-1955); the success and failure of the Passionist mission to China; the future of the Catholic Church in China. After the talks Fr. Rob plans to visit Catholics in China. Please pray for the success of this trip. Tax deductible financial contributions to assist the Catholic Church in China are most welcome. Checks can be made out to the Passionist Historical Archives.
Researchers at the Archives:
James P. McCartin, a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana and presently a professor at The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts examined historical documentation on the spirituality of St. Gabriel’s Retreat House and Monastery, Brighton, Massachusetts. Also Professor Andrew J. Angyal of Elon College, North Carolina came to the archives in quest of material for a biography on Father Tom Berry, C.P.