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.
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 captures a class, probably from St. Joseph’s school in Amarillo, picnicing in the shadow of the large rock formations of Palo Duro Canyon.
This home movie from the Morkovsky collection captures classes from vacation school posing, waving, and crossing themselves for the camera. Also on the reel is a display of the children’s projects; blue ribbons suggest that they might be competition winners. Do you recognize anyone in this film or know where it is? Please contact us […]
This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]
This home movie captures scenes of the funeral service for Pharr Police Riot victim Alfonso Laredo Flores, followed by scenes of the Avenas visiting Mission San Jos
This home movie captures scenes of the donor, Cristela Gonzalez, celebrating her quincea
This home movie captures scenes of Cristela Gonzalez’s 8th grade graduation at St. Joseph’s Church in Houston’s 6th Ward. After a serious ceremony at the church, the kids cut loose at the Gonzalez residence with plenty of dancing.
This home movie captures scenes of a Catholic Mass held in support of farmworkers in California through an organization named the D.C. Huelga Committee. It was held on the grounds of the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C. circa 1968. The officiating priest was Fr. Victor P. Saladini, who was a scholar of farm labor […]