Monsignor Bernard O’Reilly (1820-1907)


Historian, b. 20 Sept., 1820, in County Mayo, Ireland; d. in New York, U.S.A. 26 April, 1907. In early life he emigrated to Canada, where in 1836 he entered Laval University. He was ordained priest in Quebec, 12 Sept., 1843, and ministered in several parishes of that diocese. He was one of the heroic priests [Read More...]

Eliza Allen Starr (1824-1901), Convert and Poet

Eliza Allen Starr

Born to a distinguished New England family, Eliza Allen Starr grew up “in an atmosphere of culture and refinement.” It was said that she inherited her love of literature from her family. After attending some of the region’s finest schools, she taught drawing in Brooklyn. During the ensuing years, she became acquainted with Roman Catholicism through [Read More...]