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                       The Salvatorian Archives are located in 
                     the three-story tower of St. Pius X Parish.

 

FROM THE PAGES OF SALVATORIAN HISTORY


ARMISTICE  and  THE SPANISH FLU

(Part IV and Part V of the exhibit "1918 - A YEAR OF ARMISTICE AND ANGUISH")

In Part IV of our series, we take a short look at the end of World War I - the Armistice that took effect in the morning hours of November 11, 1918. It was a cease-fire, but it could hardly be called true "peace." The tensions between the warring nations still existed, and barely twenty years later the world would be at war once again.

In Part V, we look at the Spanish Flu pandemic. As if the more than 16 million deaths surrounding World War I were not bad enough, another 50 million deaths would happen globally from the flu virus that was spread around the world by soldiers returning home from the war. And for the Salvatorians in the United States, it was particularly painful. Four of the newest Salvatorians - two seminarians from the Society and two of the youngest Sisters - lost their lives to the flu. For the pioneering Salvatorians who had come to this country, new vocations had filled them with great hope. But suddenly some of these "first-born spiritual sons and daughters" in the USA were taken from them at such a young age.

For the earliest Salvatorians in this country, 1918 was truly "A Year of Armistice and Anguish." With these final two chapters, we conclude our look into one of the most devastating years in human history, not only for Salvatorians, but for everyone on earth. We pray that the world will never have to experience another one like it.

(Click on the links below)

Part IV and Part V - "Armistice" and "The Spanish Flu"

"The 100th Anniversary of 1918 - A Year of Armistice and Angusish" - exhibit flyer.


 

Available for Free Download

 

Artwork from the Salvatorian 
China Missions - late 1940's

Salvatorians ministered in the Fukien District of mainland China from 1922 to 1949, at which time they were forced to leave the mainland. They lived on the Macao peninsula until 1954, when it became more prudent to send the Chinese seminarians to schools in Rome. In 1957, Salvatorians returned to China, this time to the island of Taiwan. These four art pieces (available for free download) come from our missions in the Fukien District. They were created in the late 1940's.

(PDF files are scanned for 11" x 17" but can print smaller if desired - Click on file names below)

(Upper left)
PROCLAMATION - Original water-color 
poster (15½" x 29") by Li Tian Duo

(Upper right)
HOLY FAMILY - Original water-color 
poster (15½" x 29") by Li Tian Duo

(Lower left)
NATIVITY - Original oil-on-silk painting 
(8" x 12") by unknown artist

(Lower right)
MADONNA & CHILD - Original water-color 
poster (15½" x 29") by Li Tian Duo

 

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Memories of St. Nazianz -
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Memories of Lanham -
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Archived History Articles

Part III of the exhibit "1918 - A Year of Armistice and Anguish" - The Death of Father Jordan  (Summer-Fall 1918)
 
Part II of the exhibit "1918 - A Year of Armistice and Anguish" - World War I  (Spring 2018)
 
Part I of the exhibit "1918 - A Year of Armistice and Anguish" - The St. Nazianz Fire  (Winter 2017)
 
Preparing for the 100th Anniversary of Fr. Francis Jordan's death  (Fall 2017)

1892 - When the First Salvatorians Came to the USA  (Spring-Summer 2017)

When Christmas Seals Made a Difference  (Winter 2016)

Salvatorian Missions in Fukien, China - 1922-1949  (Fall 2016)