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Who was Fr. DeSmet?
Episode 829th November 2021 • Faith and Politics • Michael Pauley
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Fr. John Paul Trask joins the show to share about the life of Fr. Pierre Jean DeSmet, a Belgian Jesuit who dedicated his life to mission among the native peoples of the west.  Fr. DeSmet's nineteenth century missionary journeys took him from Belgium to St. Louis, up the Missouri, and as far as the Pacific.  Spending much time in present-day South Dakota, Fr. DeSmet earned a reputation for bold fearlessness, and became known as a gifted peacemaker.  Selfless, clever, and holy, Fr. DeSmet's example stands as worthy of emulation for Catholics today.