|Mother Katherine Drexel, of
Philadelphia, and Sister Mary James of the
Drexel Home near Philadelphia, established by the first named, were
distinguished visitors, on Friday. Rev. H. Ganss, Rector of St.
Patrick's Church, Carlisle, and Mrs. Gibson, of Carlisle, were with the
visitors. On Friday evening a reception was held in Assembly Hall
the Catholic boys and girls of our school to meet the visitors.
Katherine Drexel is much interested in the Indian work and has
established several schools at various Indian Agencies.
February 4, 1898 INDIAN HELPER
|One hundred and seven of our
girls and boys attended the Catholic
service last Sunday morning for communion and confirmation. After
services they were given a breakfast at the banquet hall in the Opera
House, by Mother Catherine, formerly known as Miss Drexel, of
March 9, 1900 RED MAN AND HELPER
|INDIANS AT ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE.
Among the new students registered at St.. Joseph’s College this season are two young full-blooded Indians. Their names are William Wesh and Michael Soloman. They are practical Catholics and come from the Government Industrial School for Indian boys at Carlisle, Pa. They are under the patronage of Mother Katharine (Drexel) and come down from Cornwells daily to attend college, returning every afternoon. At Carlisle it was not possible to obtain the classical education they desire,only rudiments being taught to pupils preparatory to their taking up a trade. They are taking a special course at St. Joseph’s, for whom Mother Katharine arranged with the rector. Both young men are doing well in their studies and are popular with their classmates and have been added to the foot-ball team, which they have materially strengthened. The Catholic Standard and Times, Oct. 17th, 1903.
October 23, 1903 RED MAN AND HELPER
|Monday night was given up to an
evening with Miss Margaret Stahl, in a recital of the play
This was an extra on our course. Miss Stahl came to us very highly
recommended and her portrayal of the different characters in the play
proved that her recommendations were authentic, for she is an artist
with rare attainments. Some of the students who saw Mr. Edison and his company in Strongheart several years ago were heard to remark that they could just see and hear them again as Miss Stahl gave them. Tuesday evening was given up to another extra to our course. This was an illustrated lecture with ninety original lantern slides, on “Ben Hurr” by Rev. D. J. Fitzgibbon, of Philadelphia. This was not only a very unique, but a most instructive lecture, so brim full of the interest
of the novel, and so well told by the lecturer. The slides used in this lecture were made for Rev. Fitzgibbon and are the only set in existence. The lecture on Ben Hurr was provided through the efforts of Father Ganss, the Catholic chaplain, and the generosity of Mother Katharine Drexel. They were colored and very beautiful.
January 29, 1909 ARROW
Drexel, foundress of the Order of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and
who has given her fortune and her whole life to the promotion of the
welfare of the Indians, paid the Catholic pupils a visit Sunday. She
attended all the Catholic services and was tendered an impromptu
reception in the evening, at which a pleasing programme was rendered
by the pupils and a short address made by Mother Katherine.
January 27, 1911 ARROW
|There was a large attendance at
the Catholic meeting which was held in the auditorium. After singing
hymns and saying the rosary, the following program was carried out:
Declamation, Henry Broker; musical selection, Mary Pleets and Eloy
Sousa; piano and violin selection, Mary Pleets and Eva Flood; select
reading, Alex Arcasa. Mother Catherine Drexel was present. After the
girls had left for their quarters, Father Stock spoke to the boys on
March 24, 1911 ARROW
|THE UNION MEETING OF THE HOLY
By Arnold Holliday. The Holy Name Societies held a joint meeting as a testimonial to Mother Catherine Drexel, who paid us a visit last Sunday. Mother Catherine is the foundress and superioress of the order of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, who are laboring among us for our spiritual and eternal welfare.
An edifying and instructive program was arranged and rendered as follows: Prayer; Hymn, "Come Holy Ghost;" selection, Boys' orchestra; address of welcome, Gus Welch; remarks, Mother Catherine; piano solo,Corrine Janise; instrumental quartet, Ovilla Azure, John Gokee, George Merril, and George Nash; recitation,
Henry Broker; piano solo, Marguerite Chilson; reading, "What To Do with a Bad Temper," Joseph Jocks; violin solo, Antone Anaquot; recitation, "The Childrens' Hour," Margaret Moore; instrumental duet Mary Pleets and Jane Gayton; reading Eva Williams; violin solo, Francis P. Zahn; selection, Boys' orchestra. Simon Needham presided as chairman. Gus Welch said in part: "We always welcome a friend of the Indian, especially a true and sincere friend such as Mother Catherine Drexel has shown herself."
Mother Catherine, in a few pointed remarks, urged the boys and girls to go back to their homes and spread the Gospel of Christ among their fellow men.
The meeting closed with a hymn and prayer. "
March 20, 1914 ARROW