Eagle Scout Nears Sainthood

Just the other day, Deacon Greg Kandra posted the sad story of a seminarian who died just before his ordination. In a few days, we’ll be marking the passing of another seminarian who died young, and whose canonization cause is underway. February 7 marks the passing of Frank Parater (1897-1920), a seminarian from the Richmond [Read More...]

The First Nuns in Arkansas

Today in 1851 marks the arrival of twelve Sisters of Mercy in Little Rock, Arkansas. They soon founded Mount St. Mary’s Academy, where February 5 is known as “Founders’ Day.” Not only was it the first Catholic school in the state, it was the first school in the state. In an area where there were [Read More...]

Columbus Dominican Anniversary

The first Dominican Sisters in the United States took their vows in 1822 in Kentucky. Mother Angela Sansbury was the first superior. In 1830, at the request of Bishop Benedict Fenwick of Cincinnati, five Sisters came to Ohio, where they started St. Mary’s Academy in Somerset. Today marks the beginning of the Columbus Dominicans. They [Read More...]