Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Glenmary Founders Day

October 19 is known in the Church as the feast of Saints Isaac Jogues and John de Brébeuf, priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs. These eight Jesuit missionaries were killed between the years 1642 and 1649 and are the only canonized martyrs in the United States. Glenmary Home Missioners, founded in 1939 by Rev. William Howard Bishop, celebrates the feast day of these North American Martyrs as our Founder’s Day and continues the missionary effort for which these men sacrificed their life. “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church” (Tertullian). If you are interested in becoming a missionary visit Glenmary's website for more information.

Rev. William Howard Bishop
Founder of Glenmary Home

Rev. Bishops Map of "No Priest-land" USA 

Early group photo of the Glenmary Home Missioners
Rev. Bishop & Rev. Sourd
meeting with Bishop Walsh
of Maryknoll

Rev. Bishop & Rev. Sourd travel to
Rome for pontifical approval of
Glenmary Home Missioners

Rev. Bishop and Rev.
Sourd outside of the
original Headquarters
Archbishop McNicholas 
blessing Glenmary's 
Mobile Chapel

Glenmary Mobile Chapel

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