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Joseph Rosati C.M.


Stafford Poole, C.M.


The translation of Joseph Rosati’s memoirs continues with the period after 1820. The Vincentians and their works grew, especially Saint Mary’s Seminary, which began educating non-seminarians under pressure from the local community. Several joined the Vincentians. The seminary was also influential in converting many Protestants. The Vincentians carried out missions and established mission stations for those who were unable to attend services regularly. Circumstances surrounding Rosati’s elevation to the episcopate are described in detail.