Father Mortimer Sullivan and his Council received favorably the invitation of Archbishop Patrick Boyle of Washington, DC, to take charge of a new diocesan high school in the District, to be known as Archbishop Carroll High School.
Father Thomas Galberry wrote to the Prior General concerning the status of the Augustinians in the United States, and to submit his resignation as Commissary General of the Augustinians in this country. His resignation was not accepted.
The Definitory gave its consent to the petition of Fr. Matthew Corcoran, pastor of Saint Rita, Philadelphia, to receive the Sisters, Canonesses of Saint Augustine, into the parish "for welfare work in the parish."
On this date in 1883 a committee of friars was appointed by the Definitory "to meet our creditors at St. Mary Parish, Lawrence, and to consult with the Archbishop of Boston due to the failure of the 'parish bank', to the tune of $558.800." The debt was paid off by 1890.
Father Laurence Delurey was appointed 16th president of Villanova College at 31 years of age and held the office for the next 15 years, the longest of any incumbent up to that time. As president he continued to teach Latin, Greek, elocution and bookkeeping and was moderator of the Dramatic Society.
A friar from Villanova celebrated the first Mass in Berwyn on this day in 1879 in the home of Mr. James Kelley, which was to serve as the area's Catholic religious center until the Town Hall was rented shortly afterwards.