Thursday, May 29, 2014

Brother Priests ordained by Sheen

On June 1, 1968 two brothers were ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, NY by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.  Fr. Robert L. Beligotti and his twin brother Fr. Richard J. Beligotti will celebrate 46 years as priests this June 1st.  Fr. Richard Beligotti sent these wonderful pictures to the Archbishop Sheen Foundation and wrote a description to go with each picture.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Archbishop Fulton Sheen 5/8/1895

Peter John Sheen born May 8, 1895.  His parents were Morris Newton Sheen and Delia Fulton.  The Sheen's lived in an apartment above the hardware store that Newt ran at 25 Front St. in El Paso, IL.

The store burnt to the ground and the Sheen family moved to a farm Newt inherited from his father.

Fulton Sheen as a child

In 1900 the family moved to Peoria, IL so Peter (Fulton) could attend St. Mary's Cathedral school.  His grandfather John Fulton enrolled him in school as Fulton Sheen.

St. Mary's Cathedral School, Peoria, IL