In A Short 28 Years After The Execution Of Guy Fawkes [Father Of Anonymous] who fought England Because Of The Prosecution of Catholics in England, Father Andrew White in 1634 stepped upon What Was To Become The United States Of America To Practice Religious Freedom As Decreed By King Charles 1st.
Father White On The Day Of The Annunciation Of The Most Holy Virgin Mary in 1634 About 98 Years Before George Washington Was Born, He Consecrated This Land For Religious Freedom By Saying The First Holy Mass Upon What Was Named Maryland.
This Land Was Therefore Given Honor Also To Henrietta Maria, King Charles’s Catholic Wife From France.” we celebrated on this island the first Mass which had been ever offered up in this part of the world”
- Father Andrew White
Father Andrew White (1579-1656), on March 25, 1634, celebrated the first Catholic mass in Maryland to thank God for their safe landing in fleeing from persecution by The British Puritans.
They made a treaty with the Yaocomico Indians for land at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. There they stayed, and built the new town called St. Mary’s City.
“This colony of British Catholics, was the first to establish on American soil, the blessings of civil and religious freedom for all mankind.”
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
– George Washington, in his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, Oct. 3, 1789