St. Mary Basilica Archives
Natchez, Mississippi

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The struggles and sacrifices of our ancestors in the faith, who have given to us a heritage not only of material buildings but of a tradition of faith and zeal, should be to us a source of inspiration urging us to carry on, that we too may do our part in building up the Kingdom of Christ.

Cradle Days of St. Mary's at Natchez
Most Rev. Richard O. Gerow
Seventh Bishop of Natchez

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Historic Natchez Foundation Mary Postlethwaite History Award
St. Mary Basilica Archives Honored

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All Souls Day Cemetery Procession
Monsignor Daniel J. O’Beirne, V.G.
Born June 29, 1892; Died April 5, 1960

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On the introductory page VIII, Bishop R. O. Gerow has this to say about the Monsignor’s contribution to Cradle Days of St. Mary’s at Natchez, 1798-1888.
First, and above all, acknowledgment is made of the fine work of Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. J. O’Beirne, the Diocesan Chancellor, who has spent much time and toil with the author in the work of minutely card-indexing the Diocesan Archives and the material contained in them. Without this labor, such a story as is here presented could not have been told… Read more