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Federation of Communities in Service


The Glenmary Order was first organized by William Howard Bishop, a priest who wanted the Roman Catholic Church to minister to and evangelize in the rural parts of the United States, particularly the South. Bishop’s efforts in gathering support from his peers succeeded in many ways: his work facilitated the first rural Roman Catholic Conference, which eventually created the Glenmary Order to assist in spreading the gospel to Appalachian regions in Tennessee and Ohio.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Federation of Communities in Service Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-526
Arrangement The collection is arranged in six series, as follows: Series 1, Glenmary Years Files, 1959-1967 and undated; Series 2, Organizational Records, 1967-2006 and undated; Series 3, Project and Grant Files, 1967-2005 and undated; Series 4, Book Files and Research Materials, 1944-2006 and undated; Series 5, Photographs and Photographic Scrapbooks, 1948-2006; and Series 6, Audio-Visual Materials, 1966-2001 and undated.