DIOCESE OF NASHVILLE: A FAMILY OF FAITH
ABOUT THE BOOK
With the rapid growth in the number of Catholic families and churches, the Holy See established the Diocese of Tennessee in 1838, and Richard Pius Miles was consecrated as the first bishop. Immediately, Bishop Miles set about the firmament of the Catholic Church in Tennessee and began plans for a cathedral. A decade later, in 1847, the first cathedral, Saint Mary of the Seven Sorrows was dedicated downhill and just a few short steps from the original Holy Rosary church. DIOCESE OF NASHVILLE: A Family of Faith is a celebration of the flame kindled at the modest Holy Rosary church and the heritage of more than two centuries of burning passion and dedication by Catholic orders of men and women, fraternal organizations and the selfless hearts of parishioners and charitable service organizations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robin Hood was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for photography while a newspaper photojournalist in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He studied painting at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, which presented him the Distinguished Alumnus Award during its Centennial Celebration. Hood served as an Army lieutenant in Vietnam. He has photographed more than fifty books about American communities and institutions.