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.
CARMEL AT PORT TOBACCO
In conclusion of his historical tour of Maryland’s Catholic origins, Fr. Charles Connor visits the monastery established at Port Tobacco in 1790, Carmel.
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.
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.
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. IGNATIUS CHURCH AT ST. INIGOES
Fr. Charles Connor recounts founding of St. Inigoes in Maryland in 1637, and its rich Jesuit heritage.
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. 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.