By Thomas C. Hennessy, Cornelius M. Buckley
Father L. (who used to be below 5 foot tall) used to be climbing with scholars within the excessive Bridge part whilst an exceptional gawk of a rustic guy exclaimed: 'Gosh! examine Tom Thumb!' A scholar named Ted, fearing not anyone and considering the priest insulted, leaped over the fence and knocked the rustic guy mindless with one blow of his fist. Father's mild phrases to either events reestablished peace.Father B. inspired us as one that had faithfully dedicated the energies of an excellent mind to the answer of the good difficulties of lifestyles. He had studied more durable, regarded deeper, visible larger and clearer than lets ever desire to do into the vexed questions, the mysteries and the doubts that assail us. And, in the end his research, he intentionally turned a saint. -reminiscences of a Forty-Niner-Repulsed from many a door in my look for nutrition and paintings, I wandered on with my gripsack until eventually towards midday I reached Fordham collage, famished and footsore. i would eaten not anything because the earlier day. the varsity gates have been open. I strolled wearily in with out goal or function. An outdated Father, whose noble face I occasionally bear in mind in my goals, came around and requested kindly if i used to be hungry. i used to be fearfully so and stated as a lot, even supposing i didn't suggest to. I by no means observed a true reside monk earlier than. My Lutheran education didn't precisely incline me of their desire. I ate, no longer and not using a mystery suspicion i might subsequent be requested to abjure my faith-do homage to the Virgin Mary-which I firmly resolved to not do. The meal over, i used to be despatched on my method with sufficient to do me for supper. I felt heartily ashamed of myself. i am simply pretty much as good a Protestant as I ever used to be, yet i've got no quarrel with the superb charities of the Roman Church or with their noble spirit and administration. I realized that lesson at Fordham, thirty years ago.-Jacob Riis-
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Curran stand behind Fr. ; the Moat mansion with college additions behind. � Copyright 1998 by Jesuits of Fordham, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or information or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. This book is being distributed by the Fordham University Press Library of Congress Catalogue Number 98-61574 ISBN 0-9622889-8-5 Layout, design and cover by George McCauley Page v This book is dedicated to the Jesuits at Fordham whom I have known since 1941, as an expression of admiration for their learning and their educational and religious endeavors, and in gratitude for the gracious fraternal assistance many have given the editor to make this book a reality.
The philosopher Cousin and the historian Guizot, for example, attacked the Society in their university lectures. a vast conspiracy against religion, against the King, and against society itself. . "7 The author hit a popular nerve; the book rapidly went through eight editions. A patriotic response to such treachery, of course, was to be expected. The house diary of the novitiate at Montrouge records one such effusion: Tremble, satellites of Loyola; your last hour is on the way. Vile rabble, filthy corrupter of youth, monsters of treachery, tremble.
21 With Dealy's return to Rose Hill, the conservatism of the older Jesuits gave way to broader and more modern ideas. The college emerged from its isolation and began to play a larger role in the life of the city. The French coloring of the New York-Canada mission lingered on to the end of the century but a new, and, at least for a time, very Irish-American college was born, sponsored by an equally Irish-American Jesuit province. Memories of the French founders faded quickly, until almost all that was left were the fleurs-de-lis on the college seal.