Episodes about "founders"

St. Junipero Serra

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.

Venerable Nelson Baker

Venerable Nelson Baker

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 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 Carmelites of Port Tobacco

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

Mother Mary Bentivoglio

Mother Mary Bentivoglio

Mother Mary Magdalene Bentivoglio established the Poor Clares in the U.S. Her story is yet another of overcoming obstacles and persevering in faith.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wealthy socialite and then a convert. She founded parochial education and the daughters of charity, and is the first American-born saint.

Regina Laudis Abbey & Mother Benedict

Regina Laudis Abbey & Mother Benedict

The story of the founding of the Regina Laudis Abbey in Connecticut by Mother Benedict is worthy of a movie — and it was made into one.

Gethsemani Abbey

Gethsemani Abbey

Gethsemani Abbey in the Kentucky Holy Land has been home to Benedictine Trappists for more than 170 years after monks fled France for a new home.

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was a champion of the rights and dignity of the poor and laborers was lauded for her holiness even as others decried her former roots in Communism.