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Golitsyn, Dmitry

( Catholic missionary in North America)

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(1770 - 1840), son of Prince Dmitry Golitsyn and Countess Amalia von Shmettau, Catholic, received an excellent secular education. In 1786, Mr.. his mother, after his illness, was a deeply believing, treatment of its impact on Golitsyn, and in 1787, Mr.. He named Augustine, who adopted Catholicism. In 1792, Mr.. Golitsyn went to Baltimore, in the spiritual and the Catholic seminary and soon got a dedication. Traveled as a missionary in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, Golitsyn has chosen one of the highest points Allegheny Ridge, 150 miles from Philadelphia. Here he built a small wooden church, around the village arose, he named Loretto. Living himself a devotee, Golitsyn in their colony had spent 150,000 dollars and went into debt, which hoped to pay an inheritance in Russia. The hopes were not realized, and Golitsyn years to pay debts in installments. Golitsyn refused the title and the name and the name of the priest Smith hid from their European friends. Print: "A defence of catholic principles" (4 th edition, . NY, . 1870; French translation of the book Prince Augustin Petrovich Golitsyn: "Un missionnaire russe en Amerique", . AP, . 1856) and "A letter to a protestant friend on the Holy Scriptures" (New York), . 1870).,


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