At this site, on July 23, 1834, was born America’s first Prince of the Church,
James Cardinal Gibbons.
Although world-renowned for the influence and profoundness of his thought he was always the parish priest striving for the salvation of . . . — — Map (db m2703) HM
It was here that Archbishop James Gibbons of Baltimore was notified personally by the Papal Nuncio in 1886 that he had been made a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII; only the second appointment in the history of the United States of America. — — Map (db m469) HM