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Cause for Frank Parater records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Mss 0034
The Cause for Frank Parater records primarily consist of materials gathered by the Historical Commission for the Servant of God Frank Parater. Materials relate to the life, activities, and spirituality of Frank Parater, and are largely duplicates of original material held elsewhere. Duplicated material includes correspondence of and about Frank Parater, published works by and about Frank Parater, and testimony regarding his life. Also included is limited corespondence related to Monsignor Robert Wister's membership in the Historical Commission.

Dates

  • 1913-2003

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (, approximately 100 items.)

Overview

Francis Joseph Parater of Richmond, VA, was determined to enter the priesthood as a diocesan priest and entered the Pontifical North American College in Rome in 1919, where he died in 1920. In 2001 proceedings began in Richmond for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Frank Parater, Seminarian. The Cause for Frank Parater papers primarily consist of materials gathered by the Historical Commission for the Servant of God Frank Parater. Materials relate to the life, activities, and spirituality of Frank Parater, and are largely duplicates of original material held elsewhere.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Joseph Parater was born 10 October 1897 in Richmond, VA. Part of a devout Catholic family, Frank Parater was an altar boy for daily mass and attended the Xaverian Brother's School (now Saint Patrick's School) and Benedictine High School in Richmond. He was also a Boy Scout, eventually becoming an Eagle Scout, and was a very well-liked and respected member of the community. Determined to enter the priesthood as a diocesan priest, he was sent by the Bishop of Richmond, Denis J. O'Connell, to the Pontifical North American College in Rome in 1919. In the short time he was there, he was known as an exemplary seminarian. In January of 1920, Frank Parater developed rheumatic fever and passed away on 7 February 1920.

In 2001 proceedings began in Richmond for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Frank Parater, Seminarian. In 2002 Bishop Walter Sullivan of Richmond formally began the process, and a Historical Commission was founded in 2003, with Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wister, of the Archdiocese of Newark, and Reverend Gerald Forgarty as members.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from Monsignor Robert J. Wister of the Archdiocese of Newark in 2009. Accession number 2009.056.

Related Materials

Cause for Pierre Touissaint records, Mss 0036, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University.

Cause for Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, S.C. records, Mss 0067, in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University.

Processing Information

Collection processed upon acquisition by the Archives and Special Collections Center. Finding aid created by Tracy M. Jackson and Ben Clark, 2012.
Title
Cause for Frank Parater records, 1913-2003
Author
Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
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South Orange NJ 07079 US
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