December 21, 1921

1921 Bishop Allen grants Fr. Judge permission to establish Congregation

The young men at Holy Trinity, Alabama, on January 1, 1921, decided to call their new home “St. Joseph’s Cenacle.” That same month Father Judge wrote to Bishop Allen about this new group, and the bishop — in a letter dated January 22, 1921 — formally gave his blessing to “the organization of a band of Brothers at Holy Trinity Station, Cottonton, Alabama.” The purpose of this group, in the bishop’s understanding, was to “teach in agricultural and grade schools and take up charitable works” in the Mobile diocese and other dioceses as well “if permitted by the Ordinaries.” A distinct identity began to emerge for the men.

Taken from God’s Valiant Warrior by Dennis Berry, S.T.

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