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Felix DeAndreis, C.M.


Frederick Easterly outlines the life of Felix De Andreis in terms of his obedience to God’s will. De Andreis resolved to become a missionary early in life and preached missions to the poor in Italy. He also devoted himself to strengthening the clergy’s faith. This stood him in good stead later as he taught clergy in Rome and founded Saint Mary’s Seminary in Perryville, Missouri. He was responsible for beginning the powerful Archdiocese of St. Louis, for starting a seminary system that formed thousands of priests, and for generally establishing the Congregation in the United States.