Fr. Stephen Badin was the first priest ordained in the United States, he ministered to the Catholics in Kentucky, and is connected to Notre Dame.
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St. Rose Priory in Kentucky is the original home of the Dominicans in America. Dominic Edward Fenwick brought the Order of Preachers to the US and established them on the Kentucky frontier.
Mardi Gras and Carnival have been celebrated around the world before they came to the New World. Mobile celebrated it before New Orleans took over.
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.
Fray Antonio Margil was the “The Friar of the Winged Feet” who evangelized much of Central America, Mexico, and present day Texas and Louisiana.
In her life, Clare Boothe Luce was a Congresswoman, ambassador, playwright, war correspondent, and advisor to presidents. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this remarkable woman went from a dissolute socialite to a woman of deep Catholic faith brought about by a personal tragedy that caused her to re-encounter Christ.
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Annie Chambers Ketchum started life as a stereotypical antebellum Southern lady, but as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, by the end of her life she’d converted to Catholicism, was an accomplished poet and scientist, and had become a Dominican tertiary.
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A special announcement: In 2021, Tom & Noëlle Crowe will lead a pilgrimage to important sites in American Catholic History in Kentucky, including several distilleries in the home of Bourbon that are part of that history.
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Catholic families from Maryland moved to the Kentucky frontier where they established the Church and helped make Bourbon a thing.