Born: No­vem­ber 27, 1862, Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: March 12, 1946, Jes­sup, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Henry at­tend­ed La­Salle Col­lege, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia, and St. Charles Se­mi­na­ry, Ov­er­brook, Penn­syl­van­ia.

After or­di­na­tion in 1889, he taught Eng­lish and La­tin at the se­mi­na­ry un­til 1894, mu­sic and li­te­ra­ture un­til 1917, and di­rect­ed the se­mi­na­ry choir.

He went on to serve as rec­tor of the Penn­syl­van­ia Ca­tho­lic High School for Boys (1902–19), and pro­fess­or of ho­mi­let­ics at the Ca­tho­lic Uni­ver­si­ty of Am­eri­ca, Wash­ing­ton, DC (1919–37).

He was al­so a lec­tur­er at the Ca­tho­lic Summ­er School, Cliff Ha­ven, New York; pre­si­dent of the Am­eri­can Ca­tho­lic His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety of Penn­syl­van­ia; ed­it­or of Church Mu­sic (1905–14); and au­thor of Ca­tho­lic Cus­toms and Sym­bols.




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