Andre Cailloux, a black Catholic in antebellum New Orleans, became one of the first black officers in the Union Army, and died heroically during the attack on Port Hudson.
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Hollywood star Patricia Neal had a famous affair with Gary Cooper before marrying Roald Dahl. She endured tragedy before finding peace at Regina Laudis Abbey.
Ponce de Leon landed on the coast of Florida in April 1513, and the first Mass was offered. Because it was Holy Week he named the land “La Florida.”
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
Bishop Vincent Waters led the integration of Catholic North Carolina as bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh before the Civil Rights Act passed the U.S. Congress.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini overcame odds her entire life to make a huge difference for Italian immigrants in America, through trust in God’s providence, and her own tenacity
Father James Coyle was a beloved pastor and a firm defender of the faith in Birmingham, Alabama. The anti-Catholicism of the KKK led to him dying a martyr.
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.”
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.