We’ll soon be in print!

Author and historian Thomas Welsh is writing a book about us as we approach our 150th anniversary of ministry in the Mahoning Valley.

Tom’s working closely with Sister Mary McCormick, our general superior, Sister Bridget Nolan, our archivist, and Michele, our director of Mission Advancement.

He’s discovering lots of great stories from our past, and lots of great info about our future!

We’ll let you know when the book’s available for purchase, which is expected around September 18, 2024 – our official anniversary date.

Tom is the author of Closing Chapters: Urban Change, Religious Reform, and the Decline of Youngstown’s Catholic Elementary Schools (Lexington Books, 2011), a revised version of his dissertation. 

Since earning his doctorate at Kent State University, Tom has coauthored three books: Strouss’: Youngstown’s Dependable Store (History Press, 2012), Classic Restaurants of Youngstown (History Press, 2014), and A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley (History Press, 2017). 

He recently completed a biography of Youngstown-based mall developer William M. Cafaro.

Tom is an Ursuline Associate, correspondent for the Catholic Exponent, and president of the Youngstown Torch Club.