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From Puritans to Catholics: Religion in Boston’s North End

The “New” Catholics Come to Town

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Join Paul Revere House for the third lecture of the Paul Revere House's 2023 Lowell Lecture Series. This 3-part series From Puritans to Catholics: Religion in Boston’s North End examines how shifts in religious traditions impacted cultural expression, demographics, political affiliations and economic status in the North End.

The key speaker is Stephen Puleo, Author and Historian. When thousands of immigrants from Southern Italy flocked to the North End in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, their Catholic religious practices shocked the Irish diocesan hierarchy.

Stephen Puleo will discuss what this reveals about why this group left Italy, how they viewed religion, and how their presence shaped the North End. Presented in partnership with GBH, the Suffolk University History Department, Old North Illuminated, and the North End Historical Society, with funding from the Lowell Institute. For more information, please contact staff@paulreverehouse.org or visit paulreverehouse.org

Stephen Puleo
Stephen Puleo is a prolific author, historian, teacher, speaker, and communications professional. He has authored eight Boston regional best-selling books including The Boston Italians (2007) and Dark Tide (2003). An experienced, dynamic and in-demand presenter he has entertained and enlightened large audience at over 650 venues. Stephen holds an MA in History from UMass-Boston.

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