Though not all of the subjects profiled in our Saint Campaign are canonized saints, each shares a love for his or her Catholic faith and a close tie to America’s Parish Church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and New York City. Throughout their stories, however, you can see a thread of connection among them: Archbishop John Hughes was not accepted to the seminary until a woman named Elizabeth Ann Seton urged his admission; both Mother Seton and Pierre Toussaint were well-known figures in Old New York; Kateri Tekakwitha was baptized by Jesuit Missionaries—one of the best known Jesuit missionaries is St. Francis Xavier, after whom Bishop Francis Xavier Ford was named and Bishop Fulton J. Sheen preached the eulogy at Bishop Ford’s Pontifical Requiem Mass in 1952. The thread that connects them is a shared love for their faith and, at the center of it, Christ.
We hope you will be inspired by these men and women and join us in our campaign by sharing their stories and the story of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Please click on the links below for additional information.
Archbishop John Hughes
Biography and History
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Biography, Seton Shrine, NYC, National Shrine, Sisters of Charity
Venerable Pierre Toussaint
Biography, History, Toussaint Guild
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Biography, Shrine, Conference
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
Biography, Talks, Cause for Sainthood
Bishop Francis X. Ford
Biography, History, Maryknoll
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