Young Men’s Institute


A Catholic fraternal association founded in San Francisco, California, 4 March 1883. Its purposes are the mutual benefit of its members, their improvement along moral, social, and intellectual lines, and the development of their loyalty to Church and country. The entire society is divided into subordinate councils and Grand Council jurisdictions, all of which are under the jurisdiction of a Supreme Council. In addition to its several branches in various states, it has branches in Canada, and the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands.

MLA Citation

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