Coast to Coast: Fall 2013

Emeritus Professor of the University of Victoria Patricia Roy has received the BC Clio Prize Committee award for “Lifetime Achievement” in 2013. The award was made to Dr Roy as a leading historian of British Columbia who has published numerous works on Asian history in British Columbia. She was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in 2006.

As an officer of the BC Historical Federation, Jacqueline Gresko was invited to attend a Canadian Historical Association reception and dinner to congratulate recipient Patricia Roy on her reception of the CHA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

From Duff Crerar: I would be happy to note to the Association that I am taking early retirement, I will continue to act as historian to the Chaplain General’s Canadian Forces Chaplain School and Centre and get back to long-overdue writing. I have two works outstanding, one is a chapter on Canadian churches and Chaplains at war in a book edited by Gordon Heath (Pickwick Books) and another on Canadian Great War Chaplains and their significance which was presented last November in Verdun France. Publication details on that paper are still unclear. I am presenting another paper to the British Army Chaplain School at Amport, England, in July.

Robert Dennis informs the CCHA membership that the SSHRC announced its awarding of a Partnership Development Grant to Principal Investigator, Professor Mark McGowan and his research team consisting of over a dozen scholars from eight universities located in three countries, the Holy Cross Historical Trust (Halifax), St Mary’s University (Gorsebrook Institute of Atlantic Studies), and the Canadian Catholic Historical Association. The partnership will be researching “Irish Catholic Discourse and Mobility in Nineteenth Century Halifax: The Exemplary Case of Holy Cross Cemetery. The project team consists of historians, sociologists, economists and community partners who will have one year to produce a scholarly anthology and a popular history of the Irish Catholic experience in one of Canada’s major port cities and Britain’s former naval fortress of the north Atlantic.”

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography has added two Catholic religious as contributors to Canadian history: Mary Ann Whalen (Sister Perpetua of the Sisters of St Joseph) and Émile-Désiré Bertho, first head in Canada of the Brothers of St Gabriel which will celebrate its 125 anniversary of its Canadian establishment.

With the funding of the James A. Bolger Foundation, Terence Fay SJ and colleague Donald Kirby SJ from Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY in July researched the rebirth of Christianity in Ukraine and Russia. Visiting Lviv and Kiev in Ukraine and Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia, they discovered that Catholic and Orthodox churches were in good repair and their gold domes glistened in the sun. On the sidewalks of these cities handsome looking people hustled back and forth, and the streets filled with new automobiles.

The Fall 2013 edition of the Redemptorist Historical Bulletin is now available online for download at orical-institute.html. We hope you enjoy this issue’s articles, which range from a glimpse into ministry with Kmhmú immigrantsin California to a profile of our latest winner of the Seelos Award, Rev. Carl Hoegerl,C.Ss.R.

Published on: 1 November 2013
Posted by: amm098