Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Opens a school at St. Leo's

"My first care was to complete the church. For this purpose a load was necessary and this was negotiated. All was in readiness for the dedication; the auditorium was plastered and fresooed [frescoed], all woodwork completed, the pews in place, and only the permanent altars lacking/ My old friend the Rev. Ryan of Davenport came upon my invitation. My next care was to open a school. The large basement accommodated the school in September. There were 140 children for the opening day, and the number increased as the school went on."

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