The Catholic Community of Pennsylvania Resources

Lesson 1: French Missionaries

View a source document as an e-book:

The Baptismal Register of Fort Duquesne (From June, 1754 to Dec., 1756)

Lesson 5: The Story of Saint Katharine Drexel

See photos and an interactive timeline:

Katharine Drexel

Lesson 6: Letters from the Past

Photos of the Nativist Riots in Philadelphia from Villanove University exhibits:

Villanova Library Exhibits – “Chaos in the Streets”

Click on photos to enlarge.

Lesson 9: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

Video produced by WQED:

Johnstown Flood

Lesson 15: Diocese of Scranton

Informational slide show with pictures:

A Pictorial Walk Through the 20th Century – Little Miners

View a source document/newspaper article:

New York Times 1902 article – Coal Commission’s Day: Breaker Boys and Miners Tell About Their Hardships

Photo of key officials:

Bishop Hoban, President Roosevelt and John Mitchell (Union President)

Lesson 19: Orders Founded in Pennsylvania

View photographs of religious habits:

Habits Worn By Religious Women

Lesson 27: Process of Becoming a Saint

Activities, puzzles and information about the saints:

Holy Spirit Interactive: Kids Zone

Lesson 28: The Story of Fr. Walter Ciszek

View photographs and see short videos:

The Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League

Lesson 30: Saint Anthony’s Chapel

Chapel website with photographs, videos and stories from visitors:

Saint Anthony’s Chapel