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Loretto in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Demetrius Gallitzin

 
 
Demetrius Gallitzin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
1. Demetrius Gallitzin Marker
Inscription.  Here is the tomb of the Russian prince-priest who gave up a life of ease for a frontier mission. Founder of Loretto, Catholic colony, 1799. Saint Michael's is on the site of his chapel. He died here May 6, 1840.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1840.
 
Location. 40° 30.126′ N, 78° 37.853′ W. Marker is in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Mary Street and Syberton Road, on the right when traveling north on St. Mary Street. Located at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loretto PA 15940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles M. Schwab (approx. half a mile away); Loretto (approx. 0.8 miles away); Admiral Peary Park
Demetrius Gallitzin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
2. Demetrius Gallitzin Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Robert E. Peary (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Loretto (approx. 3.4 miles away); Portage Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Gallitzin Tunnels (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loretto.
 
Additional keywords. Religion
 
Demetrius Gallitzin Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
3. Demetrius Gallitzin Grave
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
4. Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
from Life of Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, Prince and Priest by Sarah M. Brownson & Orestes Augustus Brownson, 1873.
Gallitzin Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
5. Gallitzin Monument
Thomas Heyden in his 1869 book A Memoir on the Life and Character of the Rev. Prince Demetrius A. de Gallitzin has this illustration of Gallitzin's Monument. The Latin inscription composed by Bishop Kenrick reads:

Sacrum Memorić

Dem. A. E. Principibus Gallitzin — nat. XXII Decemb., A. D. MDCCLXX.
Qui. Schismate. ejurato. Ad. Sacerdotium. evectus.
Sacro. Ministerio. per. tot. hanc. reg. perfunctus.
Fide, zelo. Charitate. insignis. Heic. obiit Die VI
Maii, A. D. MDCCCXLI.

(Sacred to the Memory

Of D. A. a Prince of the Gallitzin Family — born the 22d Dec., 1770.
Who having renounced Schism was raised to the Priesthood.
Exercised the sacred ministry through the whole of this region.
And distinguished for Faith, Zeal, Charity. Died the 6th of May, A. D. 1841.)
<i>Monument Prince Gallitzen, Loretto, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
6. Monument Prince Gallitzen, Loretto, Pa.
Demetrius Gallitzin Grave Epitaph image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
7. Demetrius Gallitzin Grave Epitaph
1799
Demetrius Augustine Prince
Gallitzin
Born
At The Hague
December 22, 1770.
Founded Loretto, 1799.
Died May 6, 1840.
This Statue Erected To His Memory.
1899
Demetrius Gallitzin Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
8. Demetrius Gallitzin Tomb
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on February 6, 2015.   7, 8. submitted on February 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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