October 21 in San Antonio history…
1918 – World War I
For the first time in the history of the base hospital at Fort Sam Houston, nursing sisters from the Catholic orders are not only on duty at the hospital, but are living at the hospital until the present [influenza] is passed.
San Antonio had another college added to its list with the acceptance of Westmoorland as a senior college.
A life-size marble casting of Michelangelo’s famous “Pietà,” depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion, will be dedicated at 6:30 p.m. today at the Shrine of St. Padre Pio, 3843 Bulverde Parkway. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller will celebrate the unveiling. The work came to the Archdiocese of San Antonio by way of Arte Divine, distributor of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, which authorized and licensed the creation of 100 exact castings of the sculpture. Each was made of Carrara marble.