Puerto Ricans in New York City: How the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity Seek to Meet the Needs of the Puerto Rican Migrants in a Great City, 1953–1956
Background of the Study. Ever since the time when God uprooted Adam and Eve from the Garden of Paradise and sent them as strangers to a far country, migration has played an important part in the development and spread of civilization. Ancient, Medieval, and even Modern history bear witness to this fact in the same, yet ever changing history of a constantly shifting population. The history of the United States records the same movement but with a lightly different pattern, for it is the epic story of the migrant and as such Catholicism has played an important part. Long before the English settled at Jamestown, Virginia or the Pilgrim founded a colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts, Christopher Columbus had planted the cross on this continent in the name of Christ thereby insuring a continuation of the prominence which the Catholic Church had maintained since her inception.
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Fernandez, Sister Maria Roseann, "Puerto Ricans in New York City: How the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity Seek to Meet the Needs of the Puerto Rican Migrants in a Great City, 1953–1956" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670850.