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