The Dominican House of Studies Chapel 1917

Dominican House of Studies Chapel 1917
This image of the Dominican House of Studies chapel has a recent label which identifies the year the picture was taken as 1917. Its possible that the liturgy shown is actually from the November 1916 celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the approval of the Order of Preachers, an event marked on November 14, 1916 (Cardinals’ Day at CUA) with a Solemn Mass at the Dominican House of Studies chapel. The Mass was sung by James Cardinal Gibbons and the sermon was delivered by Bishop Thomas J. Shahan, Rector of the Catholic University of America. The Catholic University Bulletin of November 1916 (see images below) described the event and printed the full text of Bishop Shahan’s sermon.