These Five Priests Gave Their Lives in 1873 in Shreveport LA for Yellow Fever Victims

They chose not to flee but to stay and minister to the dying knowing they would succumb to the epidemic themselves.

Crux, John Allen: After Father Peter Mangum anointed a 98-year-old woman who had COVID-19, he couldn’t help but think of five French priests who sacrificed their lives to care for the sick through a yellow fever epidemic in the late nineteenth century. Story is here.