Although she couldn’t read or write English, Mother Frances Cabrini kept up an ongoing relationship with Brooklyn Bishop Charles McDonnell, who was the second Bishop of Brooklyn from 1892 to 1921.
The earthly remains of Brooklyn’s first three bishops are back in the Brooklyn Diocese after resting in the neighboring Diocese of Rockville Centre for the past 59 years. The coffins of Bishops John Loughlin, Charles E. McDonnell and Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy were removed from the crypt at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, L.I., and brought to their new resting place at Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston, on Aug. 3.
Dear Editor: Ed Wilkinson’s column about the transferring of the remains of three Bishops to the crypt at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center in Douglaston was a great history lesson. I especially noted the fact that Bishop Charles E. McDonnell was responsible for the establishment of 30 parishes in Queens. May I tell you about […]
Last week, I told you about the first Bishop of Brooklyn as his remains were brought back to the diocese. Along with Bishop John Loughlin, the diocese’s second bishop, Charles E. McDonnell, was also moved to the bishops’ crypt in Douglaston.
The diocese’s first three bishops – John Loughlin, Charles E. McDonnell, and Thomas E. Molloy – returned home this past week. Their mortal remains were moved Aug. 3 from their resting places at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, L.I., to the bishops’ crypt in Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston.