Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Holy Redeemer / Église de Holy Redeemer
Bar Harbor, Maine
— The Museum in the Streets —
The Holy Redeemer Catholic Church was built in 1907 at a cost of $44,000 contributed almost entirely by the maids and workmen of the town. The church has its own patron, Saint Katharine Mary Drexel, canonized in 2000 during a ceremony at St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Born in Philadelphia in 1858, Miss Drexel gave up a large inheritance and entered a Catholic convent. Katharine took a special interest in the welfare of poor Native Americans and African Americans. In taking vows in 1891, she included a promise to "undertake any work which may tend to the neglect or abandonment of the Indian and colored races,” which she did, eventually establishing 65 schools and missions for the poor from Harlem to Santa Fe and southern California.
Erected 2013 by The Museum in the Streets. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 44° 23.194′ N, 68° 12.49′ W. Marker is in Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Desert Street (Maine Route 3) and Ledgelawn Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Mount Desert Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The YWCA and Jesup Memorial Library / La YWCA et la bibliothèque Jesup (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You (about 400 feet away); The Village Burying Ground (about 500 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Abbe Museum & Congregational Church / Le Musée Abbe et L'Élise CongrégationalisteVillage Green (about 800 feet away); Donald A. Wood Band Stand (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.