Father Knue

One Hundred Years a Parish

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish
1906 - 2006

Part One: Big Hearts, Big Ideas


Part One: Big Hearts, Big Ideas covers the years 1207 through 1938, beginning with the story of the patroness herself. Born in Hungary but sent to Germany four years later, Elizabeth led a life of prayer, sacrifice and service to the poor and sick.

Six hundred years later in the 1830's, German-Catholics began immigrating in large numbers to the United States.

By the beginning of the next century, the newly-created Schnitzelburg neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky was in need of its own parish, and the German-born priest Father James Assent was assigned to build the new church and school. St. Elizabeth of Hungary was dedicated on September 2, 1906. To accomodate the growing parish, a new, larger church was built in 1915.

Father Assent was succeeded briefly by Father Gipperich and Monsignor R. C. Ruff.

Father John F. Knue arrived in 1927 and helped the school reach an enrollment of over eleven hundred students, some of whom share their memories of the legendary priest in Big Hearts, Big Ideas.

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DVD includes

  • Feature presentation of One Hundred Years a Parish, Part One: Big Hearts, Big Ideas, 38 minutes
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo Mixes
  • English Subtitles (Narration only)
  • Slideshows of over fifty still images used in the film, including of St. Elizabeth, Fathers Assent and Knue, the church buildings, school and parish activities and other documents
  • All images as DVD-ROM content, meaning they are available for viewing and printing on any computer with a DVD drive

Purchase One Hundred Years a Parish, Part One: Big Hearts, Big Minds

Part One: Big Hearts, Big Ideas

Part Two: Cherish Beauty, Practice Compassion

Part Three: Changing Times, Enduring Faith (coming in Spring 09)

The Closing of St. Rose School (coming in Spring 09)

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