Father Justin M. Figas
By  Józef Slawiński

Hammered copper
On display in a Corpus Christi RC Church Exhibit
at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in 2010

"In December of 1931, Fr. Justin was determined to create a “network of the airwaves”, which he named the 'Rosary Hour' ...  The programs were broadcast from Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo, radio stations, parish halls, and eventually from the chapel of St. Francis High School ...  An estimated 15,000 people paid their respects to him at Corpus Christi Church .  On Tuesday, October 27, after a solemn Mass, Fr. Justin was interred in St. Stanislaus Cemetery." -   Fr. Justin Figas, OFM Conv.

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See also: Polish-American History in Buffalo, NY

Photos and their arrangement © 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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