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Joseph Rosati C.M.


John E. Rybolt, C.M.


This life of the highly esteemed Andrew Ferrari, one of the first Vincentians in the United States, describes his personal qualities and virtues. From 1816 until his death in 1822, he worked near Bardstown and in Vincennes, St. Louis, and New Orleans; his ministry had impressive variety despite the fact that he was often ill. He died of yellow fever after tirelessly administering sacraments to persons who were sick. The article gives insight into the Vincentians’ first activities in America, which were often undertaken in the face of considerable hardship.