John Francis McGerry recounts the Vincentians’ role in establishing Catholicism in the Cape Girardeau region. He describes John Timon’s ministry, which mostly consisted of baptisms, work with condemned prisoners, and various efforts to help the Daugherty family, including purchasing their land. McGerry also relates how John Mary Odin and John Brands worked with non-Catholics and converts despite anti-Catholic prejudice. Finally, McGerry gives details regarding the building and beginning of Saint Vincent’s College at Cape Girardeau.
McGerry, John Francis C.M. and Slawson, Douglas C.M.
""God is Wonderful in All His Works": A Contemporary Account of Vincentian Activity in the District of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1828-1850,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol7/iss2/2