Episodes about "17th century"

The Ark and The Dove

The Ark and The Dove

In 1634, The Ark and The Dove, two ships owned by Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, arrived at St. Clement Island where settlers founded the Maryland colony

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha lost both of her parents to smallpox when she was four, and she was permanently scarred by it. She remained a virgin and became Catholic at 19.

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

As great as St. Patrick is and important to Ireland, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day didn’t become the cultural phenomenon it is until Irish-Americans essentially created it and exported it around the world.

The Catholic Saviors of Thanksgiving

The Catholic Saviors of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only happened with the help of some Spanish Franciscans and Squanto, a Native American they rescued from slavery and who became Catholic.

Pope Night

Pope Night

The anti-Catholic Pope Night was the pre-Revolutionary War import of the British Guy Fawkes revelries on November 5, until George Washington stopped it.

North American Martyrs

North American Martyrs

Sts. Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, and John de Lalande were the first Jesuit martyrs to give their lives for Christ in what was then New France in the 1640s.

Ven. Antonio Margil de Jesús

Ven. Antonio Margil de Jesús

Fray Antonio Margil was the “The Friar of the Winged Feet” who evangelized much of Central America, Mexico, and present day Texas and Louisiana.

Holy Hill Basilica & Shrine

Holy Hill Basilica & Shrine

Rising above the flat landscape near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rises Holy Hill and atop the hill stands a grand basilica dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians.