This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family attending a funeral for a family member, where they observe the graveside traditions of their Iranian-American community. The mourners take part in prayers and songs led by a clergy member.
Bishop John Morkovsky attended the Second Vatican Council in Rome in 1964. This home movie from a reel labeled “Fringes of the Vatican II Council” captures the site-seeing he did while in Europe for the meeting.
This home movie captures scenes of a wedding ceremony in 1989 where a member of El Paso
This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures a Knights of Columbus procession into Austin’s St. Mary’s Cathedral for Mass, and scenes at home of a young boy, Gary Valdez, playing the piano and children Sam Cesarez and Little Sammy dancing.
The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 22 – Monsignor Alois Morkovsky’s 50th Anniversary, 1974
This home movie from the Morkovsky collection mainly captures the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Monsignor Alois Morkovsky’s ordination to the priesthood. Held on June 2, 1974, the event took place at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn, Texas; Alois was ordained on June 1, 1924 at St. John’s Seminary in San […]
This home movie from the Morkovsky collection captures the celebrations and festivities surrounding the Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Diamond Jubilee. Also on the reel is a film tour of the archdiocese that inlcudes among its stops, the Alamo, Municipal Auditorium, the Tower Life Building, Mission Concepcion, and the Shrine of the Little Flower.
This home movie from the Morkovsky collection comes from a reel labeled “School Kids,” and documents children at an unidentified location, likely in the San Antonio area where Father Morkovsky served in the 1940s and 50s. Do you recognize anyone in this film or know where it is? Please contact us and let us know.
This home movie from the Morkovsky Collection captures scenes from the 1977 Texas Folklife Festival at HemisFair Park. Held annually since 1972, the event was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in 1968 and is sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures.