Abundance of Grace
The History of the Archdiocese of Seattle, 1850-2000
From humble beginnings to the new millennium, the story of the Catholic Church in
Western Washington is told in this new volume celebrating the church's sesquicentennial.
Over 200 archival photographs and historical documents—in color and black and white—dating
back to the 1850s bring to life the compelling story of the Archdiocese of Seattle.
"The multifaceted and multicultural experiences of the men and women in this archdiocese
are truly inspiring and truly humbling. We are challenged to learn from these experiences
and grow in love and faith as we share the Good News of the Gospel Message."
—Archbishop Alex J. Brunett
Researched by historian Patricia O'Connell Killen and edited by archdiocesan chancellor Christine
Taylor, Abundance of Grace is a handy reference on the church's history as well as a handsome memento
of the sesquicentennial.