Father Henry Duranquet, SJ, became known as “The Apostle to the Tombs” for his 25-plus years working to save souls in the prisons of New York City.
Episodes about "19th century"
Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the most famous people on earth in his day, traveled the world with his Wild West show and was baptized the day before he died.
Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget was the first bishop of Bardstown and Louisville, Kentucky. He was a very humble man and hardworking bishop.
August 6, 1855 is known as Bloody Monday in Louisville, Kentucky. The Know Nothings used violence to try to keep Catholics from voting, and the violence turned into riots.
Edgar Allan Poe is known for horror and suspense, but he showed an understanding of Catholicism in some works, and wrote a lovely poem to the Blessed Mother
Doc Holliday, friend of Wyatt Earp, went to the wild west due to tuberculosis. Years after the shootout at the OK Corral, he became Catholic before his death.
During the Second Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, nursed wounded soldiers on the grounds of St. Mary of Sorrows
Venerable Nelson Baker trusted everything to Our Lady of Victory, and through her intercession built institutions and a Basilica in Lackawanna, near Buffalo, New York.
The relics of two Roman Martyrs rest in St. Martin of Tours, a Louisville, Kentucky Catholic Church. Anti-Catholicism plays a role in this whole story