Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget was the first bishop of Bardstown and Louisville, Kentucky. He was a very humble man and hardworking bishop.
Episodes about "kentucky"
Bloody Monday in Louisville
August 6, 1855 is known as Bloody Monday in Louisville, Kentucky. The Know Nothings used violence to try to keep Catholics from voting, and the violence turned into riots.
Roman Martyrs in a Kentucky Catholic Church
The relics of two Roman Martyrs rest in St. Martin of Tours, a Louisville, Kentucky Catholic Church. Anti-Catholicism plays a role in this whole story
Father Stephen Badin
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.
St. Rose Priory and the Coming of the Dominicans
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.
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.
Annie Chambers Ketchum
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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The Catholic Kentucky Pilgrimage Announcement
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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Kentucky Catholics and Bourbon
Catholic families from Maryland moved to the Kentucky frontier where they established the Church and helped make Bourbon a thing.