And a fervent apostle (1822-1905) . Here is a clip from a letter he wrote to his brother: “I have been for the last two months very busy in preparing the men to complete their Easter duty, otherwise I would have written oftener, to you. Our division consists of about twelve thousand men and there are Catholics in every regiment. Protestants attend the sermons by thousands in the open field. I have baptized many of them and prejudice against to the Church is gone almost entirely. ” He continues, “A short time ago I baptized and gave his first Communion to the Major General commanding our division. He is now a most fervent catholic and his example is powerful over the men of his command. I have every assistance from him in anything that I require for the discharge of my duties. He is extremely kind to me.” Read full article by Donald McClarey, from The American Catholic, here.
Civil War Chaplain Father Clooney ‘Brave as a Lion’
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“These were twenty-two young men and boys, from thirteen to thirty years in age, who were martyred for the Catholic Faith in Uganda in Africa after undergoing cruel torments.” https://t.co/XXBPJXYGM97 hours ago 18 64
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“She was a queen, the wife of King Clovis of the Franks, who brought the French people as a nation into the Catholic Church in 496, when he was baptized at Rheims by Saint Remigius.” https://t.co/2grbDNSPIh7 hours ago 0 15
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“He is one of the great Irish saints. He was the founder of the famous monastery of Glendalough. Along with Saint Laurence O’Toole, he is one of the patron saints of Dublin.” https://t.co/ABN0b91PWy7 hours ago 3 10
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.Relevant thoughts from last year for this First Friday in June: On Loving and Hating in June: the Sacred Heart vs. Depraved ‘Pride’ https://t.co/TDHU79dTvF1 day ago 5 13