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Description: Jesuit Missions Page-8
Newspaper published in: Washington, D. C.
The Evening Times January 7, 1901 Jesuit Missions Page-8
TO REMOVE FROM MARYLAND.
The Jesuit Missions to Be Established at Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
An event of interest to the Jesuit Order was the transfer Saturday by the acting provincial of the eastern province, Very Rev. Thomas J. GANNON, S. J., of the missions of Carrollton Manor and Urbana, Frederick County, Md., into Cardinal GIBBON's hands. This step is preliminary to the absolute abandonment by the Jesuits of all their property at Frederick, and in a few weeks, by order of the superior general, they will remove the novitiate of the eastern province, which has stood for seventy years, in this archdiocese, to Poughkeepsie, in the archdiocese of New York. In deference to the wish of cardinal GIBBONS, who has endeavored to retain the Jesuits in western Maryland as long as possible, their final departure for New York will not take place until next September.
The cardinal has formally commissioned Rev. Patrick FLOOD, recently ordained as first secular pastor of the Frederick County dependencies. He took charge yesterday. The reason for the removal of the Jesuits is that the order has acquired more eligible land in New York State, upon which the acting provincial, father GANNON, has a magnificent college, and novitiate near completion. It will be known as St. Andrews-on-the-Hudson.