Historic Parish In Savannah Georgia

Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Mother Mathilda Beasley

Sacred Heart Church
Historic parish in Savannah Georgia serving the community for over 100 years

“Organized by the Benedictines, the parish of Sacred Heart was established south of Forsyth Park in Savannah’s Victorian district. Aided by money, from the Benedictine Abbey in Latrobe Pennsylvania, and from Mother Mathilda Beasley, Georgia’s first Black Nun, Rev. Oswald Moosmeuller began the new Parish and school for Negro children. The school was run by the Sisters of Mercy. Though the date of the first Mass is uncertain, the first cornerstone was laid in October 1880, on a corner lot at 31st Street and Habersham”.

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Historic Church Savannah
Historic church located on Bull Street in Savannah Georgia
Historic Church door
Entry door on Sacred Heart historic church in Savannah
historic church door
Single open entry door on historic church
Wreaths on front door
Church office doors with welcoming wreaths

An interesting piece of history about the parish:

Mother Mathilda Beasley
Georgia Historical Marker at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Savannah

Savannah Georgia is a year round tourist destination packed full of history.  Winters are mild, food is great and you can expect warm southern hospitality 🙂


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