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Roman Catholic Churchlocked

  • John Koegel,
  • William Summers,
  • Margaret Cayward
  •  and John Grady


The doctrine, liturgy, and music of the Roman Catholic Church were introduced to native peoples in the various areas that now form the United States beginning in the mid-16th century by Spanish missionaries, who worked first in Florida and then the Southwest and California, and by French missionaries in northern New England, the Great Lakes area, and the upper and lower Mississippi River valley region. Spanish Franciscans and French Jesuits undertook the most active evangelization efforts among indigenous peoples over a period of several centuries, although several other religious orders, such as the Capuchins and Sulpicians, were active by the 18th century. Other orders such as the Dominicans and Benedictines followed in the 19th century. French Ursuline nuns established the first convent for women in the present-day United States in New Orleans in ...

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