Open the document below to read the history of the Diocese of Providence. This history was researched and authored by Fr. Robert Hayman, Pastor Emeritus of St. Sebastian Church in Providence. To contact Fr. Hayman, please write: Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner Street, Providence, RI 02903.
Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received. – Luke 1:1-4