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Joseph Rosati C.M.


Stafford Poole, C.M.


Continued from the first three issues, Joseph Rosati’s translated memoirs relate the early days of Saint Mary’s Seminary of the Barrens and the Vincentians’ service to the nearby Catholic community. Covering the period between their arrival in Perryville in October 1818 and his appointment as visitor in 1820, Rosati describes hardships, triumphs, and people in detail. In this excerpt, the Congregation grows with the arrival of Italians who join it after being unable to form their own community.