Stafford Poole, C.M.


Continued from the first two issues, Joseph Rosati’s translated memoirs recount the Vincentians’ first preaching in areas around Bardstown, Kentucky and their 1817─1818 travels throughout the region known as Upper Louisiana. Rosati writes of early ministry to Creoles, English- and French-speaking Catholics, and Native Americans. The diocese’s establishment in St. Louis is described; it was then the diocese of Upper Louisiana. A table of the diocese’s parishes and congregations is also included. Rosati summarizes the increase within the diocese of the Catholic population, clergy, and religious, and Catholic works between 1817 and 1840.