These men and women laid a strong foundation for the Catholic faith in the New World.
The Catholic Church in the United States owes a great deal of gratitude to the many founders of Catholicism in the New World. Dozens of heroic missionaries traveled the length and breadth of this country to create a strong foundation of the Gospel.
It wasn’t easy, but their many labors have born much fruit over the centuries and their examples of faith continue to inspire citizens of this land to infuse the culture with the Gospel message.
Below are several of these legendary founders (some of them are recognized as saints, and some are not) who remind us of the struggle inherent in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and the positive results that can come from it.
Click “launch the slideshow” in the image below:
Since you are here…
…we’d like to have one more word with you. We are excited to report that Aleteia’s readership is growing at a rapid rate, world-wide! Our team proves its mission every day by providing high-quality content that informs and inspires a Christian life. But quality journalism has a cost and it’s more than ads can cover. We want our articles to be accessible to everyone, free of charge, but we need your help. To continue our efforts to nourish and inspire our Catholic family, your support is invaluable. Become an Aleteia Patron today for as little as $3 a month. May we count on you?