A Memoir on the Life and Character of the Rev. Prince Demetrius A. de Gallitzin

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(4.2 stars; 6 reviews)

Prince Demetrius of Gallitzin (1770-1840), or "Father Smith," as he was known on the eighteenth century American frontier, was one of the glories of early Catholicism in America. Though a prince by birth, Demetrius discreetly concealed the glory of his earlier life that he might better lead his adopted spiritual children to the glory of eternal life. For more than four decades, he humbly provided for the spiritual needs of courageous pioneers scattered throughout the Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania. For this reason he is affectionately remembered as "The Apostle of the Alleghenies." His missionary colleague and protege, Father Thomas Heyden of Bedford, Pennsylvania, offers this touching but brief memoir culled from a treasure trove of documents entrusted to his care following the death of Father Demetrius. (2 hr 2 min)


1 – Preface, Chapters 1-3 22:15 Read by dave7
2 – Chapters 4-6 17:45 Read by dave7
3 – Chapters 7-9 26:19 Read by dave7
4 – Chapters 10-12 20:13 Read by dave7
5 – Chapters 13-16 36:09 Read by dave7


Biographical Sketch.

(3.5 stars)

Intended, as described, to inform reader of his life & ministry. Interesting enough as part of the Catholic church history in early eastern USA. Reader was okay, but at least easily understood.