Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet SJ

Following in the Footsteps of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet to the Solar Eclipse!

St. Ignatius Mission Church - founded by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet (Courtesy of Montana Department of Tourism)

There is arguably no one more well-traveled in the world in the nineteenth century than the Belgium-born Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, SJ (Father Peter-John). He was born in 1801 and traveled 180,000 miles in his lifetime, passing away in 1873. On behalf of raising money and awareness for Indian missions in America, the great Jesuit priest crossed the ocean nineteen times, visiting […]