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
Episodes about "places and buildings"
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.
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
After the death of a stranger, manifestations of demonic possession required an exorcism by Fr. Prince Gallitzin in a place known as Wizard Clip.
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.
In the 19th century, German Catholics immigrated to western Ohio where the Precious Blood fathers built many cross-tipped churches in a small area
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.
Shrines of St. Anne usually sprung up among French settlers, and are among the oldest Catholic establishments in the U.S., with dramatic stories.
Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.