A visit of Provincial John Fedigan to Archbishop Corrigan of New York resulted in the offer of a property of the Visitation Nuns on Staten Island, to become the following year the parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
On this date, one day previous to the announced date for the public sale of the nearly 200 acre Belle Air Property by Mrs. Sarah Rudolph, Frs. Thomas Kyle and Patrick Moriarty, purchased the estate for $18,000.
Mass followed by departure ceremony was held in Villanova University’s Field House for Fr. Frank Kelly, Fr. Richard Appicci and Br. Patrick Sheridan, the first three members of the Province to join the Midwest Province’s mission in Peru. 1200 people were in attendance.