Samuel Sutherland Cooper, a convert, is an important priest of early American catholicism whom you’ve never heard of. Eucharistic miracle, zeal, saving souls
Episodes about "18th century"
Mother Mary Lange, OSP
Mother Mary Lange, OSP founded the first religious community for black Catholic Americans, the Oblate Sisters of Providence, in Baltimore.
St. Junipero Serra
St. Junipero Serra is the Father of California. He founded the missions that brought the Catholic faith and modern agriculture techniques to California.
Bishop Jean Louis Cheverus
Jean Louis Cheverus was the first bishop of Boston, 1808-23. He was a remarkable man of humility, learning, and service. Bishop Cheverus died in 1836.
Conversion of Daniel Barber and Family
Rev. Daniel Barber was a fine upstanding protestant minister — Congregationalist then Episcopalian — before questions of Apostolic Succession rocked his world.
The Carmelites of Port Tobacco
In 1790 four Carmelite nuns established a monastery at Port Tobacco, Maryland, making it the first women’s religious community in the new United States
After the death of a stranger, manifestations of demonic possession required an exorcism by Fr. Prince Gallitzin in a place known as Wizard Clip.
The Baltimore Basilica
When the Baltimore Basilica was built it was America’s first cathedral, and the result of hard work and grand planning by Archbishop John Carroll.
Shrines of St. Anne
Shrines of St. Anne usually sprung up among French settlers, and are among the oldest Catholic establishments in the U.S., with dramatic stories.