Raised by the Church: Growing Up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

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Raised by
the Church
Growing up in New York City’s
Catholic Orphanages

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • My Ten Beliefs for Success ix
  • Acknowledgments x
  • Prologue xi
  • Introduction 1
  • I- Orphans in America 7
  • 1- The Search for Solutions 9
  • 2- New York City in the Nineteenth Century 13
  • 3- The Twentieth Century 21
  • II- Raised by the Church 25
  • 4- The Sisters of Mercy- A Tale of Two Cities 27
  • 5- My Earliest Years 33
  • 6- St. Mary of the Angel 45
  • III- Homes for Boys 59
  • 7- St. John's Home for Boys 61
  • 8- St. Vincent's Home for Boys 85
  • 9- Growing Pains 109
  • IV- On My Own 125
  • 10- Alone in the Real World 127
  • 11- Inventing Another New Life 157
  • 12- Milestones 175
  • 13- Reflections 197
  • Postscript- September 11, 2001 207
  • Appendixes 209
  • Appendix A- Vinnie Boys in the World 211
  • Appendix B- The Foundling Hospital 213
  • Appendix C- Suggested Reading 215
  • Notes 217
  • Index 221
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