Catholic Beginnings - Maryland
As he visits historic shrines, churches and cathedrals, Fr. Charles Connor explores the rich Catholic heritage of America and its influence on the nation.
ST. CLEMENT'S ISLAND, pt. 1
Fr. Charles Connor and Msgr. John Brady land on St. Clement’s Island, the site of the first colonial Mass, which was celebrated in 1634. Part 1 of 2.
ST. CLEMENT'S ISLAND, pt. 2
Fr. Charles Connor and Msgr. John Brady continue their exploration of St. Clement’s Island: site of the first Catholic Mass celebrated in the colonies back in 1634. Part 2 of 2.
ST. MARY’S CITY AND THE DOVE
Fr. Charles Connor tours a replica of one of the historic ships, the “Dove” and explores the site of St. Mary’s City.
ST. IGNATIUS CHURCH AT ST. INIGOES
Fr. Charles Connor recounts founding of St. Inigoes in Maryland in 1637, and its rich Jesuit heritage.
NEWTOWN MANOR AND ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CEMETERY
Scott Lawrence and George Matisick join Fr. Charles Connor in exploring the origins of Catholicism in Newtown Manor and the venerable ground of St. Francis Xavier cemetery.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH AND MOTHER OF LIGHT SHRINE
Fr. Charles Connor is joined by Lynn Delahay, Ronnie Delahay, George Matisick, and Millie Huseman in their exploration of Newtown Manor and its relevance to America’s Catholic history.
ST. IGNATIUS CHURCH IN CHAPEL POINT
Fr. Clifford meets up with Fr. Charles Connor for more insight on St. Ignatius Church and how it relates to the Catholic heritage of Southern Maryland.