Jo·​seph·​ite ˈjō-zə-ˌfīt How to pronounce Josephite (audio)
: a member of St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart founded in 1871 in Baltimore, Md. and devoted to missionary work among Black Americans

Examples of Josephite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was joined in his work there by the Rev. Joseph C. Verrett, a Josephite priest who held a doctorate in clinical psychology and was its executive director and clinical director. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023 He was also related to Father John Henry Dorsey, a Josephite who was the second Black priest in the United States at the time of his ordination in 1902 by James Cardinal Gibbons at the Basilica of the Assumption. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 25 Aug. 2023 Attempts Friday to reach Linden, his family and the Josephite order were not successful. Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 30 June 2023 The events outlined in the nine-page lawsuit, filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, are not purported to have occurred at St. Peter Claver, the historic church purchased in 1920 by the Josephite Fathers to serve the area’s African American population. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer,, 27 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Josephite was in 1890

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“Josephite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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