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St. Clement’s Island Museum Returns Historic Communion Rail to its Original Home in Compton, MD, in Preparation for New Museum

St. Clement’s Island Museum, a historic site overseen by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, recently worked with staff, clergy and parishioners as St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in nearby Compton, MD returned the historic communion rail back to its original home at the church building. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is known as “the oldest Catholic Church in the Original Thirteen Colonies” and is located near the entrance of Newtowne Neck State Park, which was once composed of land owned by the Jesuits for hundreds of years since the founding of Maryland. The communion rail, built by Ted Neskovich, the brother-in-law of a parishioner, was donated by the builder as a gift to St. Francis Xavier Parish sometime between 1961 and 1964. Around 1984, the communion rail was given to St. Clement’s Island Museum when the parish completed a restoration project for the church building. Since then, it has remained a prominent exhibit piece under the care of interpretive staff at St. Clement’s Island Museum. Now, it has returned home to the church for which it was made – even perfectly matching the kneelers, which were also constructed by the same craftsman. The museum building at St. Clement’s Island […]

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