Comments for: St. Benedict Parish in Benedicta to celebrate 180th anniversary on July 6

Posted July 03, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.

BENEDICTA | In 1834, 45 pioneering families, united in faith, arrived in a wooded area in northeastern Maine. Many were impoverished Irish immigrants who took up an offer from Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, the second bishop of Boston, to purchase land at $1.25 per acre. Along with log homes, …

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