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Fr. DeSmett Mass

Sunday, we celebrated the annual Mass commemorating the First Mass in the Rockies by Jesuit Fr. DeSmett.  Fr. DeSmett was a Belgian born priest, who came to the United States and joined the Jesuit order.  He made many  trips to the West, and was actively engaged in building relationships with the western tribes of Indians, was was also instrumental in negotiating several treaties with the native tribes.  He must have been quite rugged and healthy to not only make the many trip to and through the west and mountains, but the many transatlantic trips as […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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