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Father Edouard Gerard - Phoenix, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 33° 27.030 W 112° 04.159
12S E 400617 N 3701742
Quick Description: A historical marker dedicated to the founder of the first Catholic church in Phoenix.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2010 10:07:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM8DWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 18

Long Description:
Father Edouard Gerard
Founder, first Catholic church in Phoenix, 1881

The first priest ordained in Arizona, Father Edouard Gerard, attended the Catholic people of Phoenix from Florence, Arizona, where he was the pastor of the Church of the Assumption from 1877 to 1885. For many years, Father Gerard was Vicar General of the Vicariate Apostolic and Diocese of Tucson. In recognition of his service to the Church, he was named Domestic Prelate by Pope Pius XI. This devoted French missionary died in Prescott, on Christmas Day, 1936, and is buried in Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson.
Marker Name: Father Edouard Gerard

Type of history commemorated: Person

County: Maricopa

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
The Diocese of Phoenix and Arizona Historical Society


Year placed: Not listed

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