Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church - Greenville, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 24.585 W 091° 02.640
15S E 681886 N 3698423
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating an early Catholic Church and seminary in Greenville, Mississippi.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 5:06:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM36M5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
Views: 52

Long Description:

Sacred Heart
Roman Catholic Church

The Divine Word Missionaries began school for black youth here in 1913.  In 1920, led by Fr. Matthew Christmann, they founded St. Augustine Seminary, first seminary in U.S. for training African-American priests.  The seminary moved to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, in 1923.  In 1928 Fr. Anthony Jacobs led Parish in building Romanesque Revival Church ~ text of marker

Date Installed:: 1992/01/01

Organization that placed the object:: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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