Episodes about "pilgrimage"

Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget

Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget

Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget was the first bishop of Bardstown and Louisville, Kentucky. He was a very humble man and hardworking bishop.

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

The Baltimore Basilica

The Baltimore Basilica

When the Baltimore Basilica was built it was America’s first cathedral, and the result of hard work and grand planning by Archbishop John Carroll.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Charles Carroll of Carrollton was the wealthiest man in the colonies before the Revolutionary War and the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence

George Washington, Catholic?

George Washington, Catholic?

Ever since he died, there has been speculation that George Washington converted to Catholicism on his deathbed. Tom and Noƫlle Crowe look at the reasons why some think our first President did and the attitudes and actions in his life that were favorable toward Catholics.

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.

Lt. Col. John Fitzgerald

Lt. Col. John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald was an aide-de-camp to George Washington who helped him avoid a coup and helped build Virginia’s first Catholic church.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time, but he was no saint in his personal life. Yethis Catholic faith remained an important part of his life.

Margaret Brent, Savior of Maryland

Margaret Brent, Savior of Maryland

Margaret Brent was among the wealthiest colonists of her day, and she may have singlehandedly saved the Catholic colony of Maryland in the 17th century.