Fr. Juan de Padilla accompanied Coronado into what is today Kansas and became the first martyr on American soil for his efforts to evangelize.
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Jean-Baptiste Lamy was the first archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and had to deal with obstinate clergy and a terribly uncatechized flock.
Without the discovery made by the Dominican scientist Sr. Miriam Michael Stimson, our knowledge of DNA would have been impossible.
Noel Dube, Noëlle’s grandfather, was a man of deep faith who made significant contributions on D-Day during World War II.
Fr. Emil Kapaun was an Army chaplain who died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. He is now a Servant of God.
Fr. Stephen Badin was the first priest ordained in the United States, he ministered to the Catholics in Kentucky, and is connected to Notre Dame.
Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.
Fr. Damien de Veuster arrived in Hawaii in 1864 as a missionary. He ministered to the leper colony at Kalaupapa, Molokai, where he died of leprosy.
In 1859, a young Belgian woman in Wisconsin, Adele Brise, had an apparition of Our Lady of Good Help who instructed her to teach the children the faith.