circa 1945

Born in Philadelphia and a graduate of St. Charles Seminary (Overbrook, PA), William J. Lallou (1880-9173) served as an assistant pastor and pastor of several parishes within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, including Our Lady of Lourdes, where he served for 17 years. Lallou taught for several years at St. Charles Seminary and at the Catholic University of America where he himself received his bachelor’s degree and doctorate. He authored The fifty years of the apostolic delegation (1943), and was named a domestic prelate by Pope John XXIII in 1959.

This collection contains sermons as well as scrapbooks and picture books, many of which document both Lallou’s travels abroad as well as Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Personal diaries, family photographs, research notes and books on various topics, such as Central High School, Lallou’s alma mater, are also included.

4.4 linear ft., 11 boxes