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Engaging Catholic Children

Thomas A. Tweed

in America's Church

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199782987
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897384 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782987.003.0004
Engaging Catholic Children

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It wasn't only adult laywomen and nuns who had their names on the donor list embedded in the Mary Memorial Altar. Hundreds of those 1928 donors were children and adolescents from Brooklyn Catholic schools, including St. Thomas Aquinas parochial school and St. Joseph's Commercial High School, the institutions on the list that raised the most money. This chapter focuses on young people's pilgrimage and donation to the Shrine, which demonstrates an important feature of Catholicism in the era of consolidation—the impulse to engage children and teens.

Keywords: Mary Memorial Alter; Catholic children; fundraising; donation; pilgrimage; Catholicism; consolidation

Chapter.  11692 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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