Remembering the Fallen: Lt. Robert P. Mathias, D-Day, June 6, 1944

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In his outstanding history of D-Day, Stephen Ambrose describes the conditions that Second Lieutenant Robert Mathias and the men of Company E, 508th Parachute Infantry, he faced as they parachuted over France:                                                            The Germans were below were firing furiously at the armada of 822 C-47’s carrying the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions into battle. Flakvierling-38s (20mm [Read More...]

A Baltimore Seminary Professor: Father Louis Regis Deluol, S.S. (1787-1858)

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Founded in 1641 in France by Jean Jacques Olier, the Society of St. Sulpice (S.S.) is a community of secular priests dedicated to the formation of priests. The Sulpicians, as they are known, started the first Catholic seminary in the United States, St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore (still functioning). They first came to America in [Read More...]

Holy Cross College Alumnus Becomes Confederate General, 1863

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The College of the Holy Cross was founded in 1843 by Father Benedict Joseph Fenwick, a Jesuit who later became second Bishop of Boston. New England’s first Catholic college, its early students Irish immigrants like General Patrick Guiney, who fought for the North in the Civil War, as well as the Healy brothers Patrick, James [Read More...]


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