Society for the Propagation of the Faith records

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Society for the Propagation of the Faith records

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  • 1843-1858 (Creation)
    Society for the Propagation of the Faith. St. Mary's Cathedral (Halifax, N.S.)

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2 cm of textual records (1 volume)

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The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is an international charitable society, first established in 1822 at Lyons, France. Its purpose is to assist missionaries and missions through prayer and financial support. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith branch at St. Mary's Cathedral was founded on 22 January 1843. Meetings were held quarterly in the vestry. Subscriptions were collected at public meetings. The funds were used for paying for subscriptions to the Catholic newspaper The Cross. Prominent members were Patrick Power, Michael Tobin, Jr., Bishop William Walsh and Rev. Michael Hannan.

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Series forms part of St. Mary's Basilica (Halifax, N.S.) fonds and consists of financial records of the Society's chapter at St. Mary's Cathedral in the form of one cash book, arranged chronologically. The Society was an international charitable organization established in 1822 in Lyons, France. The St. Mary's chapter was founded in 1843 and used their funds to subscribe to a new Catholic newslpaper in the area called "The Cross."

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