Jesuit Historical Sites of Maryland Tour

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    This bus trip has SOLD OUT. To be placed on our waiting list, please call 410-617-2475.

    Join Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., and Loyola alumni for a tour of the Jesuit historic sites of Maryland to explore the important role the Society of Jesus played in the founding of Maryland during the 17th century on Friday, May 11. The community they formed among the settlers and Indians is an interesting and significant component of the religious history of the United States.

    Jack Breihan, Ph.D., professor of history, will be your tour guide as you visit these selected sites:

    9 a.m. - Bus departs from the Cathedral of Mary our Queen
    5200 N. Charles St. in Baltimore

    11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. -  St. Ignatius Church and St. Thomas Manor
    The present church built by Fr. Charles Sewall, S.J., in 1798 is dedicated to God and to St. Ignatius Loyola. The church retained its original walls after a disastrous fire in 1866 and possesses many of its original features that were rebuilt in the 19th century. Built in 1741 as the residence for the Superior of the Maryland Mission, the Manor House witnessed the rebirth of the Jesuits and here for more than 170 years lived the Superiors of the Jesuits. Mass will be at the church.

    2:30 - 4 p.m. - St. Clement's Island State Park and Museum
    This was the site of the first Mass celebrated in the Maryland Colony on the day of its founding, March 25, 1634. There will be a tour of the museum and ferry to the island.

    6 p.m. - Bus returns to the Cathedral of Mary our Queen

    Space on the tour is limited. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 410-617-2475.
    Contact Information
    Office of Alumni Relations
    Date & Location
    Date: 5/11/2012
    Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Jesuit Historic Sites of Maryland