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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas F. Price

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
1. Thomas F. Price Marker
Inscription. Roman Catholic priest, pioneer Home Missionary of N.C. Co-founder of “Maryknoll Fathers,” a foreign mission society. Birthplace (1860) one block east.
 
Erected 1949 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number D-39.)
 
Location. 34° 14.25′ N, 77° 56.767′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (U.S. 74) just south of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas F. Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. Winslow (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hooper (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cape Fear Club (about 400 feet away); St. Mark’s (about 500 feet away); Mary Baker Glover Eddy
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By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
2. Thomas F. Price Marker
(about 600 feet away); Old Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Beery’s Shipyard (about 700 feet away); George Davis (about 700 feet away); Grace Methodist Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Father Thomas Frederick Price - Cause for Canonization. “Father Price’s vision of spreading Catholicism was moving beyond the border of North Carolina. He joined with Father James A. Walsh in pursuing a dream the two men had of creating a foreign mission society. In 1912, he asked Cardinal Gibbons, who had become Archbishop of Baltimore, for permission to become a priest of Baltimore while he pursued creation of the American Catholic Foreign Mission Society, popularly known as Maryknoll. The request was granted.” (Submitted on April 21, 2010.) 

2. Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, A Brief History. “Countering arguments that the Church needed workers here, Fathers Walsh
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By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
3. Thomas F. Price Marker
and Price insisted the Church would not flourish until it sent missioners overseas. Independently, the men had written extensively about the concept. Father Price in his magazine Truth, and Father Walsh in the pages of A Field Afar, an early incarnation of Maryknoll Magazine. Together, they formulated plans to establish a seminary for foreign missionaries. With the approval of the American hierarchy, the two priests traveled to Rome in June 1911, to receive final approval from Pope Pius X for their project. On June 29, 1911, Pope Pius X gave his blessings for the formation of The Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, now better known as the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.” (Submitted on April 21, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. American Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Father Thomas Frederick Price
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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