“You Jesuits Are Everywhere”

Fr Gache SJ

Born in France, Father Louis Hippolyte-Gache, S.J. (1817-1907), was a Chaplain in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War. In his letters, he recounts the following incident in the Fall of 1861, when he met Confederate General John Bankhead Magruder (1807-1871). The following is taken from Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J., ed., A Frenchman, A Chaplain, [Read More...]

Father Anthony Ciampi, S.J. (1816-1893)

Fr Anthony Ciampi SJ

Several of the premier Jesuit college presidents in 19th century America were Italian. Father Joseph Cataldo founded Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Father John Grassi played a key role in the early history of Georgetown University, while Father Anthony Maraschi founded theUniversity of San Francisco. Born to a prominent Roman family, Anthony Ciampi was a nephew [Read More...]