Sunday, May 26, 2013

Msgr. Edward F. Hawks – 1878/1955 – St. Joan of Arc Harrowgate – Veteran, Canada, Chaplain, World War I - Memorial Day USA 2013

Edward F. Hawks
(PAHRC – Phila Pa)

"...After converting, Hawks left his home in Canada and became a priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where he served for several years as a parish curate. During World War I, he served as a chaplain in the Canadian army. When he returned to Philadelphia in 1919, he established St. Joan of Arc parish, where he remained until his death.  He was also the founder of the Catholic Evidence Guild, an organization designed to attract converts and lapsed Catholics.

Hawks was a well-known writer and lecturer. For more than 30 years, he wrote a column on current events for the diocesan paper The Catholic Standard and Times. ..."

Canada's Red Ensign 1868-1921

Grave Behind Chapel - St. Joan of Arc Philadelphia