Canadian Martyrs Church, ca. 1971

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dc.identifier.other 99.03.0396
dc.description b&w photograph
dc.description Excellent condition with top right corner curled.
dc.description Photo of the north face of new Canadian Catholic Martyrs Church and parish centre, taken from Inglis Street. From Art Gallery. See also alumnus Richard A. Donahoe's (Commerce class of 1959) The Canadian Martyrs Parish: 25 Years 1952-1977 (provided by alumnus Ervin J. Doak, Commerce class of 1962) which is available in the SMU Archives: <a href=""></a>).
dc.description Donahoe's brochure outlines the history of the Canadian Catholic Martyrs parish. He notes that from the beginning (1953), the congregation in the original chapel (adjoining the rear of McNally Building) were "many times reminded by the pastor [Fr. Edward Brown that] ...the time would come when the demands of the university would require the space occupied by the parish and provision would have to be made for new quarters … At last [about 1970] ... the University asserted its claim on the church premises … Archbishop Hayes arranged for the reservation of a site, our present location [on Inglis Street, as shown in left of photo]" (see pg. 2-3). On the right of the photo one can see the Canadian Catholic Martyrs Parish Centre, which was officially blessed and opened by Archbishop Berry in February 1963 (Donahoe, pg. 3). More information on the early history of the Canadian Martyrs Parish can be found here: <a href=""></a>
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dc.format.extent 8.8 cm x 12.3 cm
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dc.subject.other Canadian Martyrs Church
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dc.title Canadian Martyrs Church, ca. 1971
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