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  • Chicago Tribune -- October 12, 1877
    Polish Patriots Second Day of the Convention

    The second day's session of the fifth annual Convention of the Polish Catholic Union of the United States was held yesterday at the corner of Noble and Bradley streets. There were some twenty societies represented by delegates. The Rev. Father L. Moczygemba, of Jeffersonville, Ind., presided, John Barzynski, secretary.

    A committee of three, composed of P. Kiolbassa, the Rev. Kosloski, of La Salle, and the Rev. Joseph Dombrowski, was appointed for the purpose of finding a suitable place in which to establish a Polish Orphan Asylum, and to raise funds among the Polish Societies through the country for that purpose.

    The second day's session of the fifth annual Convention of the Polish Catholic Union of the United States was held yesterday at the corner of Noble and Bradley streets. There ...

    Polish
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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 06, 1891
    Polish Activities in Chicago

    Last night there was a Polish Christmas festivity at the Polish orphanage, Division Street and Holt Avenue, for the benefit of the Polish orphans. Those who came to see the interior of this institution (a credit to the Polish community in Chicago), and to hear the beautiful Christmas carols sung by the little orphans, and give them a Christmas present, gathered at 7 P. M.

    At the chapel of the orphanage, located on the top floor, a scene representing the stable of Bethlehem was presented. There was a manger artistically decorated. The roof of the miniature replica of the stable was covered with straw. Inside the stable there were images of the Holy Mary, St. Joseph, the Three Kings on their knees offering gifts to the Lord of Lords, and figures representing an ox, an ass, a sheep, a lamb, a pair of doves, and a dog. The floor of the miniature replica of the stable was covered with straw and hay. The manger was located at the farthest end of the replica, on the back wall of which images of angels singing glories to the Lord were seen. Over the stable shone the Star of Bethlehem that led the Kings to the holy place.

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    We doubt there was anywhere in this country so beautiful a presentation of the holy manger as this. Every person who attended the festivity admired this artistically arranged scenery and, after looking at it for a short time, knelt down with great reverence, as the Three Kings did when they paid homage to the divine Infant centuries ago.

    Led by the nuns, the orphans entered the place at eight o'clock. The organ began to play, and Christmas carols were started. The visitors heard the beautiful and clear melodies of the children. The audience consisted of mothers with their children, women, and a number of prominent citizens and leaders of societies. A short sermon followed the carols, after which there was a recitation of a poem by a boy, who did it with great emotion.

    When the divine service was over, the pastor took the guests downstairs and showed them the halls used by the orphans. The visitors were pleased with the good order and cleanliness that resigned everywhere. The arrangements and conveniences in some of the halls are very interesting. The furniture is very simple. Yet, this simplicity and cleanliness give them an appearance of comfort and elegance.

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    The study and recreation hall was furnished with chairs and tables, around which sat the children, contented and with smiling faces, standing up when the guests entered. The bedrooms were clean, furnished with simple small beds covered with bedspreads white as snow, bath room, wash room, dining room, and a spacious wardrobe, systematically arranged and well filled with linen. The guests were so pleased with these things that every little while they expressed their admiration in loud exclamations, in spite of the fact that nothing luxurious could be detected.

    Every person visiting the institution left it with the impression that the little orphans are well taken care of under the protection of the nuns, and that this institution is a credit to its founders, deserving therefore the support of those who can help. Later on we will describe how the orphans, and there are 80 of them, are brought up and educated.

    Last night there was a Polish Christmas festivity at the Polish orphanage, Division Street and Holt Avenue, for the benefit of the Polish orphans. Those who came to see the ...

    Polish
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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- December 28, 1891
    Polish Activities Christmas Celebration at the Holy Family Orphanage for the Benefit of the Polish Orphans by Sister W. S. Rosamunda

    Christmas Eve, at midnight, Father Theophilus said a Christmas Eve Mass, called in Polish Pasterka, at which the Polish orphans sang. Many charitable people attended this service.

    At half past six in the morning, three more Masses were said. In the afternoon, there was a benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, after which the orphans sang Christmas carols, and some of the boys made speeches suitable for the occasion. There was no lack of small children. The little ones stood on the benches and, with clasped hands, sang holy songs to the Infant Jesus. As Zacchaeus climbed the tree in order to see our Savior Jesus Christ 2so the little children climbed the benches to see little Jesus in the manger. It was a great joy to see the faithful at the reproduction of the holy manger; to see young and old offering gifts to the Divine Infant throughout the day until midnight.

    The visitors brought many presents, including toys and candy for the orphans. The following gifts and donations were received: The Fair [Department] Store, State Street and Adams, a large box of toys and groceries and twenty-five dollars in cash; Mikitynski's family, a roll of flannel and groceries; Mrs. Relewicz, a roll of apron muslin; Mr. Joseph Marson, 635 Noble Street, $3; Mrs. Kolodziejewski, $3; Mr. Stencel, $1 (This gentleman makes donations quite often); Mr. Boleslaus Woloszyk, $5; Mr. Michael Osuch, an assortment of groceries; Mrs. Bock, a box of cookies and a box of oranges; Mr. Valentine and Mr. Adam Piszczek, from Saint Hedwig's Parish, $6.67. The members of the Holy Cross Society made a special collection for the orphans. An anonymous person donated three dollars.

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    Those who have not yet seen the manger at the Polish orphanage are invited. Remember the words of the Savior, "Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me."

    Christmas Eve, at midnight, Father Theophilus said a Christmas Eve Mass, called in Polish Pasterka, at which the Polish orphans sang. Many charitable people attended this service. At half past ...

    Polish
    II D 4, I B 4, III C
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1892
    Contributions

    The following is a report of the contributions received by this paper from the 24th of December 1891 to January 1, 1892, which is to be added to the total donations received.

    For the Home of Polish Orphans on Division Street the following have sent in donations:

    Stanislaus Szwajkart $2.50
    J. I. Migdalski .50
    Wladyslaw Burda 5.00
    Andrew Wesolowski .50
    Total $8.50
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    For the Immigration Home in Brooklyn, the following have mailed their contributions:

    Stanislaus Szwajkart $2.50
    Adam Szwajkart 2.00
    J. I. Migdalski .50
    Ignacy Machnikowski 1.00
    Andrew Meger .50
    Chester Wesolowski, from Sacramento, Calif 1.00
    Total $7.50

    The money has been received, accounted for and sent to the headquarters of the designated offices. Any further contributions will be greatly appreciated.

    The following is a report of the contributions received by this paper from the 24th of December 1891 to January 1, 1892, which is to be added to the total ...

    Polish
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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 05, 1892
    Holy Family Orphanage

    The holiday of the Three Kings will be celebrated in the home of the Holy Orphanage on Division Street. Puppets representing the birth of Christ will be altered to conform to the commemoration of this day: The shepherds are returning to their homes and the three kings are coming to offer gifts and homage to the Child Jesus Christ.

    Mr. Carl A. Buscher, who has prepared and assembled the miniature replica of the birth of Christ will make the necessary changes. He will work on it today, putting into his work the same artistry he put on the original.

    Children will not be admitted free of charge unless they are accompanied by their parents. Those boys that desire to come alone will be charged ten cents for admission. Two ushers will be stationed at the door to look after these boys and to see that they do not get into mischief.

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    The following contributions were received after the monthly report was made: M. Gniot, 658 Dickenson Street, sent a bundle of muslin; Miss Josephine Pyterek gave a number of remnants and two dollars.

    The total donation of other individuals amounted to $25.

    Sincere thanks are offered for these kind and timely gifts.

    Maria Rosamunda, S. S. d. N. D.

    The holiday of the Three Kings will be celebrated in the home of the Holy Orphanage on Division Street. Puppets representing the birth of Christ will be altered to conform ...

    Polish
    II D 4, III B 3 b
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 11, 1892
    News from Holy Family Orphanage

    The religious holiday of the Three Kings will come to an end with next Wednesday's evening services, which will be held at 7:30 P. M. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially those who never paid a visit to this place before. The men who work during the day and find leisure time during the evening, will get a few restful and joyous moments in the services. Children may come if accompanied by an adult.

    The Holy Family Orphanage Choir will sing religious numbers of the Christmas holidays. By the execution of these numbers, the visitors will be able to form an idea of the progress of the children in the orphanage. The visitors will be invited to see the living quarters of the children. The furnishings are attractive and simple, although not paid for in full as yet. The condition that obtains in the institution was made public before the holidays, with the result that generous contributions were received and most of the 2improvements were paid for. Although donations should supply most of the needs, the fact is that the demand exceeds the supply. Since a majority of the improvements depend on voluntary offering, we urge those that can afford it to give their share. It is hoped that this request will bring many kind responses.

    Material, odds and ends, etc., will be gladly received. Since in this kind of work the beginning is always hard, we anticipated these hardships. Our purchases were a bit high in price, nevertheless, everything was essential. The Christmas spirit has helped a great deal and the children have done their part to make this work a reality. They have prayed fervently, they have sung with devotion, and they have worked diligently. Their efforts were rewarded; toys and candy were shared by all.

    At present there are 123 children in the Home, and their daily routine is as follows: 5:45 A. M. Getting out of bed, washing, and dressing.

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    6:15 A. M. Morning prayers.

    6:30 A. M. Holy Mass.

    7:15 A. M. Breakfast and recreation.

    8:30 - - School hours-at mid point half hour recess is taken

    11:30 A. M. for recreation and second breakfast.

    12 noon. Luncheon

    1-4 P. M. School hours.

    4:30 P. M. Repast. The older children do their homework and the younger say the Rosary.

    6:15 P. M. Dinner.

    After the evening meal, there is a recess for recreation until the evening prayers. At 8 P. M. there is another rest period. The older children practice the singing in which they have been instructed during the day. The young children prepare themselves for bed at 7 P. M. This group sleeps longer in the morning.

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    Dr. E. Czarniewski examines the children daily and if necessary twice a day.

    There is one gentleman in particular to whom the Orphanage owes unlimited appreciation. He supplies daily all the bread that is needed for the Home. Thanks have been given him before, and we repeat them now with greater gratitude.

    The following contributions have been sent in since we made our last report: Michael and Joseph Wituski, 157 W. Blackhawk Street, donated a beautiful writing desk; an anonymous person sent five dollars in gold; Mr. Schultz, $5; Miss Augustine Lamkowski, $2; Mr. Joseph Schwichtenberg, $2.

    The organization is very grateful for these kind contributions.

    It is hoped that many persons will turn out for the services of the holiday of Three Kings.

    Maria Rosamunda

    S. S. J. N. D.

    The religious holiday of the Three Kings will come to an end with next Wednesday's evening services, which will be held at 7:30 P. M. Everyone is welcome to attend, ...

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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 14, 1892
    Holy Family Orphanage Receives More Contributions

    The following persons have sent in donations to the Holy Family Orphanage:

    Mr. Carol Machek, Chicago Avenue corner Milwaukee, sent a dozen sweaters for the boys; Mr. Frank Warczynski, $1; Mr. Joseph Stonk, $2.

    These kindly offerings are greatly appreciated. I wish to thank the kind priests of St. Stanislaus Kostki's Church who visited the Orphanage and so generously showered us with good hopes and donations for the children.

    Sister Maria Rosamunda,

    S. S. d. N. D.

    The following persons have sent in donations to the Holy Family Orphanage: Mr. Carol Machek, Chicago Avenue corner Milwaukee, sent a dozen sweaters for the boys; Mr. Frank Warczynski, $1; ...

    Polish
    II D 4
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 25, 1892
    Holy Family Orphanage Gets Continued Support

    A new year has brought a cheery outlook and continued support of the Holy Family Orphanage. The following persons have contributed generously:

    Miss Frances Sztermer representing the Holy Rosary Society, has given $3.50
    Mr. John Rurkowski 3.00
    Mr. Michael Arendt 3.00
    and someone under the initial "M", gave 4.00

    The children of the orphanage pray daily for the kind donors.

    Maria Rosamunda,

    S.S. D.N.D.

    A new year has brought a cheery outlook and continued support of the Holy Family Orphanage. The following persons have contributed generously: <table> <tr> <td>Miss Frances Sztermer representing the Holy ...

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    II D 4, III C
  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 28, 1892
    Young Men's Club Makes Contribution to the Holy Family Orphanage

    As a result of their successful fifth anniversary program, the St. Casimir's Young Men's Club voted to have a committee present the Holy Family Orphanage with twenty-five dollars.

    The committee visited the orphanage headquarters early this week and gave the money to Sister Maria Rosamunda. This was a timely gift and greatly appreciated by the staff.

    As a result of their successful fifth anniversary program, the St. Casimir's Young Men's Club voted to have a committee present the Holy Family Orphanage with twenty-five dollars. The committee ...

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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 29, 1892
    St. Hedwig's Society Votes Ten Dollars for Holy Family Orphanage

    A motion was made and carried to donate ten dollars to the Holy Family Orphanage by the members of St. Hedwig's Society at an annual meeting held Sunday, January 24, at St. Stanislaus School Hall. No new changes as to the constitution were made, with the exception of the new members who will receive full rating after six months in the society.

    Compiled records showed that the membership of this organization at the end of 1891 was 118, capital on hand amounted to nine hundred dollars, and the value of the entire organization was placed at $1,500.

    An election of officers was held. Louis Krol was elected president; Constantine Micka, vice-president; and Jacob Dziewior, cashier.

    A motion was made and carried to donate ten dollars to the Holy Family Orphanage by the members of St. Hedwig's Society at an annual meeting held Sunday, January 24, ...

    Polish
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