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IMPORTANT DATES IN THE LIFE OF THE MOST REV. ALBERT L. FLETCHER, D.D. BORN OCTOBER 28, 1896 at Little Rock, Ark., son of Dr. Thomas M. and Helen (Wehr) Fletcher. EDUCATED in the parochial schools of Paris and Tontitown. Attended High School in the Prep- atory Department of Little Rock College. After completing the college course in Little Rock College, entered St. John's Seminary in 1917. Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood, June 4, 1920, by His Excellency, The Most Reverend John B. Morris, D.D. NAMED PAPAL CHAMBERLAIN, 1929, by His Holiness, Pope Plus XI. NAMED DOMESTIC PRELATE, 1934, by His Holiness, Pope Plus Xl. BISHOP-ELECT, DECEMBER 11, 1939, to the Tituat See of Samos and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Little Rock. CONSECRATED BISHOP, APRIL 25, 1940, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Little Rock. ELECTED TO ADMINISTER the Diocese upon the death of Bishop John B. Morris, October 22, 1946. TRANSLATED to the See of Little Rock, Decem- ber 12, 1946. SOLEMN ENTHRONEMENT as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock, February 11, 1947. 40TH SACERDOTAL JUBILEE - Celebrated with an informal reception June 14, 1960, in St. Andrew's Cathedral Hall, and a Solemn Ponti- fical Mass of Thanksgiving in the Cathedral June 15. VATICAN COUNCIL - Participated as Council Father in sessions from October 11, 1962 to December 7, 1962; from September 29, 1963 to December 4, 1963, September 14, 1964, to November 21, 1964, and from September 14, 1966, to December 8, 1965. APPOINTED ASSISTANT at the Pontifical Throne February 28, 1965. SILVER JUBILEE IN EPISCOPATE - Celebrated April 28, 1965 with the Solemn Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Andrew's Cathedral for visiting members of the hierarchy, clergy, Relig- ious brothers and delegations from orders of Religious sisters working in the diocese, and LOnMay 2, 1965, with aPontifical Low Mass of Thanksgiving in Barton Coliseum for Religious sisters and the laity, followed by an informal public reception. IMPORTANT DATES IN THE LIFE OF THE MOST REV. LAWRENCE P. GRAVES, D.D., V.G. A BBRE VIA TIONS Abp. -- Archbishop. A.D.--Anno Domini (year of our Lord). A.M.D.G.--Ad majorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God). Ap. -- Apostle. BJ. - Blessed. Bp.- Bishop. BeD.- Brother. B.V.M. - Blessed Virgin Mary. Card. -- Cardinal. C.O.D. - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. C.F.P. -- Poor Brothers of St. Francis. Conf. - Confessor. C.P. - Congregation of the Passion (Passionists). C.P.A. - Catholic Press Association. C.R.S. - Catholic Relief Services. C.S.P. -- Congregation of St. Paul (Paulists). C.S.Sp. - Congregation of the Holy Ghost (Holy Ghost Fathers). C.Y.O. -- Catholic Youth Organization. D.C.L. -- Doctor of Canon (civil) law. D.D. -- Doctor of Divinity. Ooct.- Doctor. D.O.M. - Deo Optimo Maximo (To God, the Best and Greatest). D.V. -- Deo volente (God willing). FR. -- Father, or Friar. I.H.S. - First three letters of the name Jesus in Greek. I.N.R.I. - Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews). J.C.D. -- Doctor of Canon Law. J.C.L - Licentiate of Canon (civil law). J.i.J. - Jesus, Mary, Joseph. K.H.S. - Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. K.P. - Knight of Plus IX. K.S.G. - Knight of St. Gregory. MM. - Martyr Msgr. - Monsignor. NC - National Catholic News Service. N.C.C.B. - National Conference of Catholic Bishop N.C.C.M. - National Council of Catholic Men. N.C.C.N. - National Council of Catholic Nurser N.C.C.S. - National Catholic Community Service. N.C.C.W. - National Council of Catholic Women. N.C.E.A. - National Catholic Educational Association. N.C.O.M.P. - National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures. N.C.R.L.C. - National Catholic Rural Life Conference. O. Carm. - Order of Calced Carmelites. o.e.D. - Order of Discalced Carmelites. O.F.M. -- Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans). O.P. - Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans). O.S.B. -- Order of St. Benedict (Benedictines). O.T. -- Old Testament. Pont. Max. - Pontifex Maximus (Supreme Pontiff). PP., PP. -- Papa (Pope) Rev.- Reverend. R.I.P. - Requiescat in pace (May he (she) rest in peace). R.N.S. -- Religious News Service R.O.LC. - Sisters of our Lady of Charity of Refuge. R.S.M. - Religious Sisters of Mercy. S.C.C. - Sisters of Christian Charity. S.V. -- Society of Jesus (Jesuits) S.C.N. - Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Sr. - Sister. S.S.N.D. - School Sisters of Notre Dame. S.Sp.S. - Holy Ghost Sisters S., St.; SS., Sts. - Saint; Saints. S.T.D. -- Doctor of Sacred Theology. S.T.L -- Licentiate of Sacred Theology. S.T.M. - Master of Sacred Theology. S.V.D. - Society of the Divine Word. U.S.C.C. - United States Catholic Conference. V.A. -- Vicar Apostolic. Yen.- Venerable. V.F. -- Vicar Forane. V.G. -- Vicar General. Virg.- Virgin. V. Rev.- Very Reverend. V.T. -- Old Testament. CA THOLIC CENTER St. John's Catholic Center 2500 No. Tyler St. Little Rock, Ark. 72207 Rev. Msgr. James E. O'Connell, Director of Seminarians and Seminary Endowment Fund. SEMINARIES, RELIGIOUS, OR SCHOLA STICA TES MARYLAKE CARMELITE NOVITIATE Marylake Star Route Little Rock, Ark. 72206 Very Rev. Lawrence Kozlowski, O.C.D., Prior NEW SUBIACO ABBEY AND SEMINARY Rt. Rev. Michael Lensing, O.S.B., Abbot New Subiaco Abbey Subiaco, Ark. 72865 ORPHA NA GES North Little ROCk ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE P. O. Box 185 North Little Rock, Ark. 72118 Benedictine Sisters HOMES FOR AGED North Little ROCk ST. JOSEPH'S (In connection with St. Joseph's Orphlllqmp) North Little Rock, Ark. 72118 Benedictine Sisters GENERAL HOSPITALS Brinkley MERCY HOSlPITAL--Gazzola Memorial Benedictine Sisters Dermott ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL Benedictine Sisters El Dorado WARNER BROWN HOSPITAL aM SCHOOL OF NURSING 460 w. Oak St. Sisters of Mercy Eureka Springs CARROLL COUNTY HOSPITAL Olivetan Benedictine Sisters Fort Smith ST. EDWARD'S MERCY HOSPITAL end SCHOOL OF NURSl"G Sisters of Mercy Hot Springs ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL Sisters of Mercy Jonesboro ST. BERNARD'S HOCPITAL Olivetan Benedictine Sisters Little Rock ST. VINCENT INFIRMARY Markham & University St Sisters of Charity of Nazareth - t BORN MAY 4, 1916 at Texarkana, Ark., son of Louis F. and Agnes (Fant) Graves. EDUCATED in the parochial school and Provi- dence Academy in Texarkana. Began studies for the priesthood in 1934 when he entered St. John's Seminary in Little Rock. Was sent to Rome in 1936 where he studied at the Gregorian University for four years. Returned to the U.S. in 1940 due to the war and completed studies at St. John's Seminary. ORDAINED to the Sacred Priesthood June 11, 1942 by His Excellency the Most Rev. John B. Morris, D.D. NAMED PAPAL CHAMBERLAIN in 1961 by His Holiness Pope John XXIII. ATTENDED all sessions of VATICAN COUNCIL II as a special private secretary to His Excel- lency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher. BISHOP-ELECT, FEBRUARY 24, 1969, Appoint- ed to the Titular See of Vina end Auxiliary Bishop of Little Rock by His Holiness Pope Paul VI. CONSECRATED BISHOP, April 25, 1969, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Little Rock EQU,PMENT I0000Tenepho00e-0000 Jm SUPPUES FR 5-1281 J i111 ..... Ilii PARAGON P,InTInS ST,TI0n00,, co 311 EAST CAPITOL AVE. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS B