Document Type

Finding Aid

Collection Date

1921-1924

Finding Aid Date

9-29-2015

Identifier

RG 1.0A O'Gorman

Description

Rev. Patrick F. O’Gorman, SJ was the first Vice-Provincial of the New England Region of the Maryland-New York Province of the Society of Jesus from 1921-1924. The Jesuit communities located in the six states of the United States know as New England were for many years part of the Maryland-New York Province. In 1921, because of the increasing number of young men entering the Jesuits from the New England states, the Jesuit communities in New England were established as the Region of New England of the Province of Maryland-New York in the expectation that the New England Region would become an independent Province. The Vice-Provincial lived at Boston College and was responsible for the Region but answerable to the Provincial of the Maryland-New York Province. This collection contains the administrative records of the New England Vice-Province from that period, 1921-1924. The collection is divided into 15 series: Series 1, Province Governance; Series 2, Finances; Series 3, Personnel; Series 4, Formation; Series 5, Pastoral and Spiritual Apostolates and Matters; Series 6, Education Apostolate and Academic Training of Jesuits; Series 7, Social Apostolate; Series 8, House/Community/Parish; Series 9, Missions and International Apostolates; Series 10, Curia, Rome; Series 11, General, Procurators’, and Provincial Congregations; Series 12, Jesuit Jurisdictions and Organizations: American Assistancy; Series 13, Jesuit Jurisdictions and Organizations: International; Series 14, Non-Jesuit Catholic Church Jurisdictions and Organizations; Series 15, Other Organizations, Individuals, and Issues. Series 1 through Series 11 pertain solely to matters of the New England Province in relation to the subject matter of the series. Series 12-14 include the rest of the American Assistancy Provinces,International Provinces / Jurisdictions and Non-Jesuit Catholic organizations.

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