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Joseph Rosati C.M.


Stafford Poole, C.M.


Joseph Rosati’s translated memoirs conclude in 1831, which is when his authority over the Vincentian mission in America ended. He recounts his activities as coadjutor to the bishop of Louisiana and as first bishop of St. Louis. He travels extensively, the Congregation grows, and new churches are built in various areas, including one at Saint Mary’s seminary. The seminary and college in Perryville flourish. For a time, Rosati oversees both the diocese of New Orleans and that of St. Louis. Descriptions of priests who worked with him and their efforts are also included.