Samuel Sutherland Cooper, a convert, is an important priest of early American catholicism whom you’ve never heard of. Eucharistic miracle, zeal, saving souls
Episodes about "miracles"
Our Lady of La Leche
The oldest shrine to Our Lady, the Blessed Mother Mary, in the United States is the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida.
El Santuario de Chimayo
El Santuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico is the largest pilgrimage site in the U.S. Many miracles are attributed to the holy dirt found on the site.
Charlene Richard was an ordinary girl in Louisiana. But the way she died of leukemia, and the miracles that followed, make her the “Little Cajun Saint.”
Shrines of St. Anne
Shrines of St. Anne usually sprung up among French settlers, and are among the oldest Catholic establishments in the U.S., with dramatic stories.
Holy Hill Basilica & Shrine
Rising above the flat landscape near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rises Holy Hill and atop the hill stands a grand basilica dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians.
Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle
In 1824, a widow in Washington, DC, experienced a miraculous healing of a debilitating cancer that had kept her bedridden for years: “Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle.”
Padre Pio and US Servicemen
St. Padre Pio had some interesting interactions with US servicemen during and after WWII, including reports of a flying friar waving off bombers.
St. Anthony Chapel, Pittsburgh
St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh is a remarkable place of pilgrimage containing more than 5,000 relics of saints, the Blessed Mother, and Jesus.