Sister Blandina was an Italian-born nun in the late 1800s sent to bring the Gospel to the Wild West. She earned the respect of many, including Billy the Kid.
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Before he was the first president of Boston College, Fr. John Bapst, SJ served as a pastor in Maine, where anti-Catholic Know Nothings beat him.
Rose Philippine Duchesne came to the New World to become a missionary to the native peoples. She founded a religious community and educated natives.
John Dubois was friend to Robespierre, Patrick Henry, and Lafayette, founded Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg and fought trusteeism as bishop of New York.
Mother Beasley was a free Black woman who married into wealth and then gave it all away as a widow in order to found one of the first Catholic religious orders for Black women in the US. Tom and Noelle Crowe tell the story of this courageous woman who also defied the law to educate enslaved children and spent her life serving others.
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Blessed Carlos Rodriguez was a catechist and a lover of the liturgy, especially the Easter Vigil. He was the first Puerto Rican to be beatified.
An Italian Dominican friar missionary named Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli evangelized the American Midwest in the early 19th century. His example continues to inspire.
Henriette DeLille was a woman of mixed race in antebellum New Orleans who rejected the placage system and founded an order that educated the children of slaves
Every year, thousands of Eastern Rite Byzantine Catholics gather in uniontown in western Pennsylvania on pilgrimage to Mount Saint Macrina.