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Call Number/Catalog Number MS 0900
Title The Autobiographical Recordings of Horace B. McKenna, S.J. (Born 2 January 1899)
Additional identifier OHT 1978.M3
Collection Horace B. McKenna, S.J. Oral History transcript
Object Name Oral History
Creator McKenna, Horace B.
Description Transcript of a seven-cassette-long oral history by Horace B. McKenna, S.J., transcribed by Eugene L. Stewart, Esq.
Subjects Religion.
Catholic Church--Washington (D.C.)
Homelessness Washington (D.C.)
Search Terms St. Aloysius Catholic Church
So Others Might Eat - S.O.M.E.
Admin/Biographical History Horace B. McKenna (1899-1982) was born in New York City, one of 12 children of a chemist. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1916 at St. Andrew-on-the-Hudson in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and was ordained in 1929. He received honorary degrees from four Jesuit colleges. According to his obituary in the Washington Post, Fr. McKenna was a Jesuit priest for 53 years whose ministry to the poor made him a revered figure among Washington's hungry and homeless. As an assistant pastor at St. Aloysius Church, at North Capitol and I streets NW, Fr. McKenna was the cofounder in 1977 of SOME (So Others Might Eat). It was a program operated from a fumigated former dog shelter at 71 O St. NW and it grew out of a daily sandwich line established at St. Aloysius rectory in the late 1960s.
Archival History Gift of St. Aloysius Church, 1986.
People McKenna, Horace B., 1899-1982.
Early date 1978
Extent 7 folders (221 p.)
Level of description Fonds