Religious and racial intolerance leading to violence is nothing new in Barrie

The Ku Klux Klan, fire setting and bombing of a church and an 83 foot burning cross.

Image courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives, circa 1890.

Spiritual practices are an expression of human rights.

To the Barrie oldtimers who know where “Vatican Hill” was: show a little class and don’t jack up intolerance of others  based on religion or race, okay?

Btw: The first St. Mary’s school and cemetery and second St. Mary’s church (above) stood on what is now the parking lot, immediately north of the Barrie jail: the parcel bounded by Mulcaster, Penetang, Berczy and McDonald Streets). The Sisters of St. Joseph convent and then St. Joseph’s High School also stood to the east at 90 Mulcaster Street.

First communion

My First Communion with Sister Lila, 1966.

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One Response to Religious and racial intolerance leading to violence is nothing new in Barrie

  1. Ann says:

    WOW! I can’t believe this all happened in Barrie!
    Very cute picture of you Les.

    Like

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