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Abstract

John Mary Delcros was one of the Vincentians working in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. He spent most of his time in Louisiana, where he was an eloquent preacher, unafraid of speaking on controversial subjects. He was a spiritual director for Daughters of Charity and laypersons. He also successfully directed fundraising for the parish and seminary at Saint Stephen’s in New Orleans. He died as a result of a boiler explosion on the riverboat Pennsylvania, a tragedy that Mark Twain wrote about in Life on the Mississippi.

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