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Christopher Augustine McEvoy, O.S.A. records

 Record Group
Identifier: VUA-2-14

Scope and Contents note

The Christopher Augustine McEvoy papers consist of a commemorative booklet of his 25th anniversary of ordination which took place on April 3, 1896.

Dates

  • 1896

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Distinctive Collections staff.

Biographical/Historical note

Father Christopher McEvoy was born in Queens County, Ireland, in 1840. Before coming to Villanova College in 1866, he attended Notre Dame University and Niagara College. In 1868 he entered the novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop James F. Wood in 1871.

After ordination, Father McEvoy was stationed at Our Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania; and in 1881 he opened the first parochial school there, in the basement of the Church. From 1882 to 1890, he served as Provincial of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova. As Provincial, he attended the Third Plenary Council in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1884.

Father McEvoy next served at Villanova, where he was President of the College, Prior of the Augustinian Community, and Pastor of Saint Thomas of Villanova Church. He also served at Saint Denis’ in Ardmore, Pennsylvania; at Saint Augustine’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and, again, at Our Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Still later, he was stationed at Saint Mary’s in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was also on the mission band for a time.

On 14 December 1914, at age of 74, Father McEvoy died at Villanova. He is buried in the Augustinian Community Cemetery on campus.

Works consulted: *Necrology of the Augustinian Provinces of the United States of America(revised, May 2000)

Extent

0.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The Christopher Augustine McEvoy papers consist of a commemorative booklet of his 25th anniversary of ordination which took place on April 3, 1896.

Title
Guide to Christopher Augustine McEvoy, O.S.A., records
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA and Beaudry Allen
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Villanova University Archives Repository

Contact:
Falvey Library
800 E Lancaster Ave
Villanova PA
610-519-4133