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Bishop Jean Louis Cheverus

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

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.

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was the co-founder of the Beat Generation and author of “On the Road,” published in 1957. His entire life was a seeking for God, whom he found.

John Boyle O’Reilly

John Boyle O’Reilly

John Boyle O’Reilly, Irishman, poet, soldier, convict, escapee, journalist, was also a champion of civil rights for all, regardless of race or creed.

The Ark and The Dove

The Ark and The Dove

In 1634, The Ark and The Dove, two ships owned by Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, arrived at St. Clement Island where settlers founded the Maryland colony

John von Neumann

John von Neumann

John von Neumann developed game theory, “mutually assured destruction,” redefining ordinal numbers, the atomic bomb, the modern computer, and much more.

The Josephites

The Josephites

The Josephites separated from the Mill Hill priests to serve freed slaves and all other black Catholics in the US. They faced faced terrible racism, segregation

The Pope’s Stone

The Pope’s Stone

Pope Pius IX donated “The Pope’s Stone” to be included in the Washington Monument. Know Nothings stole it, and dumped it in the river near Washington, DC.

Claude McKay

Claude McKay

Claude McKay, poet and author and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, believed that socialism was the answer before he became Catholic.