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mundelein centenary

Diary project provides glimpse into life, work of Chicago’s first bishop

When Bishop William Quarter, the first ordinary of the Diocese of Chicago, arrived in his see for the first time on May 5, 1844, he had spent more than two weeks traveling from New York. He traveled by boat, rail and stagecoach, arriving in the city on a steamship that sailed between Chicago and St. Joseph, Michigan, regularly in the spring, summer and autumn.