Margaret Haughery, the “Bread Woman of New Orleans,” was an immigrant from Ireland who lost her family twice before starting successful businesses and doing extraordinary philanthropy.
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American Catholic Food: Creole, Cajun, Filet-o-Fish, Pepperoni Rolls, Monterey Jack, and Muskrat Fridays
Catholics in America are responsible for some uniquely American foods: Monterey Jack cheese, Cajun food, Creole food, the Filet-o-Fish, the Pepperoni Roll, and Muskrat Fridays
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.
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
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.”
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.
Fray Antonio Margil was the “The Friar of the Winged Feet” who evangelized much of Central America, Mexico, and present day Texas and Louisiana.
Mother Beasley was a free Black woman who married into wealth and then gave it all away as a widow in order to found one of the first Catholic religious orders for Black women in the US. Tom and Noelle Crowe tell the story of this courageous woman who also defied the law to educate enslaved children and spent her life serving others.
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James Longstreet was a Civil War Confederate general rejected by his former compatriots after the war, who eventually became Catholic.