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Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Father Edouard Gerard

Founder First Catholic Church in Phoenix, 1881

 

Historic Site

 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. Father Edouard Gerard Marker
Inscription.  The first priest ordained in Arizona, Father Edouard Gerard, attended the Catholic people of Phoenix from Florence, Arizona, where he was the pastor of the Church of the Assumption from 1877 to 1885. For many years, Father Gerard was Vicar General of the Vicariate Apostolic and Diocese of Tucson. In recognition of his service to the Church, he was named Domestic Prelate by Pope Pius XI. This devoted French missionary died in Prescott, on Christmas Day, 1936, and is buried in Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson.
 
Erected by Diocese of Phoenix and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 27.03′ N, 112° 4.155′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on East Monroe Street near North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is to the right of the St. Mary's Basilica church entrance on Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 North 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Mary's Basilica (within shouting distance of this marker); Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.
Father Edouard Gerard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. Father Edouard Gerard Marker
(about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rosson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carriage House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Latter-day Saint Chapel in Phoenix (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel San Carlos (approx. mile away); Maricopa County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orpheum Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenix.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  St. Mary's Basilica History. (Submitted on December 2, 2019.)
 
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Saint Mary's Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
3. Saint Mary's Basilica
Saint Mary's Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
4. Saint Mary's Basilica
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,070 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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