GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Missouri: MO-12

Marianists. United States Province
4425 West Pine Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314-533-1207
Email: See website

 

History: With a group of laymen, Father William Joseph Chaminade founded the Marionists (a.k.a. Society of Mary) in France, 1817, whose members have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “S.M.” They made their first U.S. foundation, 1849, from which they founded four provinces that consolidated as the United States Province, 2002. Marianists have administered the following Native American (e.g. Coahuiltecan, Mestizos) schools in San Antonio, Texas:

1852-present

Central Catholic High School/ St. Mary’s Institute, San Antonio, Texas

1852-present

St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

1888-1930

San Fernando Cathedral Boy’s School, San Antonio, Texas

1990s-2010s

St. Mary Magdalen Church, San Antonio, Texas

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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