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.
Poole, Stafford C.M.
"Notable Vincentians (5): John Delcros,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 2.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol12/iss1/2