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David F. O'Connor S.T.


David O’Connor summarizes the career of Father Thomas Judge and gives a portrait of Father Judge’s personal and spiritual qualities. Father Judge wanted all Catholics to be missionaries and urged people to fulfill God’s will under the Church’s guidance. A lay organization and two religious congregations developed from his work. The lay Missionary Cenacle grew to have hundreds of members. The congregations were the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity and the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, for women and men respectively. Both nurtured the lay apostolate and undertook missionary activities in the United States.