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Monsignor John Joseph Jessing

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. Monsignor John Joseph Jessing Marker
Inscription. Monsignor John Joseph Jessing, founder of the Pontifical College Josephinum, was born in Germany in 1836. He immigrated to America and, in 1870, was ordained a priest in Columbus. He published a newspaper, the Ohio Waisenfreund (Ohio Orphans' Friend), raising funds to establish a boys' orphanage in Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1875. The orphanage was transferred to Columbus two years later, and in 1888, he opened the Collegium Josephinum, a seminary for boys with the "desire, intention, and talent to study for priesthood." Pope Leo XIII conferred the title "pontifical" in 1892, and the institution was incorporated by the State of Ohio in 1894. Monsignor Jessing died in 1899, but his vision lives on at the Pontifical College Josephinum, the only pontifical seminary outside of Italy. Monsignor Jessing's motto, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" became the official motto of the Pontifical College Josephinum.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Pontifical College Josephinum, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 50-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 7.195′ N, 83° 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. Monsignor John Joseph Jessing Marker
0.983′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (U.S. 23) and the Pontifical College Josephinum entrance road, on the right when traveling south on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7625 North High Street, Columbus OH 43235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flint Veterans Garden (approx. 0.9 miles away); Orange Johnson House (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community (approx. 2.1 miles away); Eclectic Medical College (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Bicentennial Oak (approx. 2.1 miles away); Saint John's Church of Worthington and Parts Adjacent / Church and Graveyard (approx. 2.2 miles away); Veterans Fountain (approx. 2.2 miles away); Worthington Historic District (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
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Pontifical College Josephinum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
3. Pontifical College Josephinum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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