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.
Episodes about "17th century"
Fr. Eusebio Kino, S.J., was a 17th century Jesuit who ministered tirelessly to the native people of Arizona and Sonoran Mexico, fought for their dignity, and introduced cattle ranching.
Over the span of about 200 years, up to 1,000 Catholic missionaries and natives, were martyred in what is now the US Southeast.
Margaret Brent was among the wealthiest colonists of her day, and she may have singlehandedly saved the Catholic colony of Maryland in the 17th century.