The Author, having been engaged by the Reverend Father Joseph H. Farran, the Rector, to compile with his assistance and that of his brother, the Reverend Father Pollard W. Farran, Rev. Father Ferdinand Kittell, of Loretto, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Martin Ryan, of Pittsburgh, the oldest living pastor of the church, the neighboring priests and many of the present and some of the past members, a historical sketch intended as a Souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee of the Parish of St. Augustine which-occurs during the present year, respectfully submits the result of humble, but arduous and devoted efforts to present a comprehensive historical sketch of a parish which has had a glorious past, is now enjoying a present as glorious, and will, we hope, be blessed with a future even, if possible, more glorious, until Time shall be no more and its many worthy members and pastors shall be found on the right hand of the Just Judge and hear the happy sentence, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you before the foundation of the world."
30 Mar 2008
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