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Demetrius Gallitzin’s diary, memorandum book, and A Defense of Catholic Principles, exhibited at the Prince Gallitzin Chapel House, Loretto, PA.
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Memorandum book, Defence book, seal,and diary

Credit: Courtesy of the Prince Gallitzin Chapel House, Tomb Site, and St. Michael's Basilica, photo by Wilson

A Russian aristocrat who gave up his wealth and position to minister to a small Catholic parish on the Pennsylvania frontier, Demetrius Gallitzen defended the Catholic church in America in a number of published pamphlets, the first of which was his A Defense of Catholic Principles, published in Pittsburgh in 1816.

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