John Timon gives his account of Congregation’s development in the United States from the mission’s beginning until 1847. The narrative is largely focused on Timon’s own work and ends when he becomes bishop of Buffalo, New York. He recounts the growth of the foundation at the Barrens, his mission trips with Jean-Marie Odin in the surrounding area, and their 1824 trip through Arkansas. He recalls many conversions, including those of condemned men, his successful public defenses of Catholicism against anti-Catholic Protestant ministers, and the acquisition of the Congregation’s property and foundation of the parish in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Much attention is paid to the work of Odin and Joseph Rosati. Timon’s efforts as the American provincial and as prefect apostolic of Texas are also included.
Timon, John C.M. and Rybolt, John E. C.M., Ph.D.
"Barrens Memoir by John Timon, C.M. (1861),"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 22
, Article 4.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol22/iss1/4