Bishop Jean Claude Neraz, San Antonio, Texas (1828-1894)

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RIGHT REV.  J.C. NERAZ, Second Bishop of San Antonio J.C. Neraz was born on the 12th of January, 1828, at Ause, in the Department of the Rhone, France, and after acquiring the rudiments, entered the diocesan seminary of St. Jodard; his philosophical course he followed at the Alix branch of the Great Seminary of Lyons, [Read More...]

Connecticut’s First Bishop: William Tyler (1806-1849)


William Tyler was born on the 5th of June, 1806, at Derby, Vermont, his father being a substantial farmer, his mother a sister of the famous convert Rev. Daniel Barber. She followed the example of her relatives and soon after their conversion m 1816, was received into the Church, with her three sons and four [Read More...]

Bishop Ignatius Persico, O.F.M. Cap. (1823-1896), Savannah, Georgia

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Fourth Bishop of Savannah Ignatius Persico was born in Naples on the 30th of January 1823 of a noble Sorrentine family and received in baptism the name of Camillus William Mary Peter. After completing his classical course in the college of the Jesuit Fathers at Naples, young Persico renounced all worldly prospects that lay open [Read More...]