Episodes about "southwest"

Ven. Antonio Margil de Jesús

Ven. Antonio Margil de Jesús

Fray Antonio Margil was the “The Friar of the Winged Feet” who evangelized much of Central America, Mexico, and present day Texas and Louisiana.

Sister Blandina, Fastest Nun in the West

Sister Blandina, Fastest Nun in the West

Sister Blandina was an Italian-born nun in the late 1800s sent to bring the Gospel to the Wild West. She earned the respect of many, including Billy the Kid.

Eusebio Kino

Eusebio Kino

Fr. Eusebio Kino, S.J., was a 17th century Jesuit who ministered tirelessly to the native people of Arizona and Sonoran Mexico, fought for their dignity, and introduced cattle ranching.

Gene Kranz

Gene Kranz

As director of mission control, Gene Kranz oversaw dozens of NASA spaceflights, including Apollo 11 and 13. And his Catholic faith played a large role.

St. Mary’s, Galveston

St. Mary’s, Galveston

In 1900, the Cathedral of St. Mary’s, Galveston was the only Catholic church to survive the great hurricane which killed 20% of Galveston’s population.

Loretto Staircase

Loretto Staircase

The “miraculous” Loretto Staircase is in the Chapel of the Sisters of Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which was purportedly built by St. Joseph.