Mother Austin Carroll, R.S.M. (1835-1909)

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Mother Austin Carroll, authoress of the Life of Mother Mc Cauley, Leaves of the Annals of the Sisters of Mercy (4 vols.),  Life of St Alphonsus, Life of Venerable Clement Hofbauer, Glimpses of Pleasant Homes, Happy Hours of Childhood and a number of other valuable works, was born in Clonmel, Ireland, in 1836, educated mostly [Read More...]

Former Know-Nothing Converts to Catholicism

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The Order of the Star Spangled Banner was founded in New York in 1849 in opposition to the rise of a predominantly Catholic immigration to the United States. Members were pledged to secrecy about the order. When asked about it, they answered “I know nothing”; hence the nickname the “Know-Nothings.” During the 1850′s, membership rose [Read More...]


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