And a hat tip to Fr. Z where I first saw this.
Catholics are indeed an important part of the American story and the names of many of our cities points directly to the impact of the early Catholic missionaries: San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, St. Augustine, Corpus Christi, St. Louis, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Sacramento, St. Paul, St. Simons Island, St. George Island, St. Petersburg, St. Mary's County MD, etc. point to the Catholics who settled here and shared the faith. As we face the difficult years ahead, let's commit to being new missionaries planting the seeds of Catholic faith in all our communities.
St. Therese, patroness of missionaries, intercede for us that we may make our country once again a land that is one nation under God with liberty and justice for all both the born and the unborn.