Fr. Gabriel Richard, a French missionary priest who came to America in the 1700s, could one day be declared a saint. A new guild is determining whether Fr. Richard, who co-founded the University of Michigan, exhibited “heroic virtue;” but his cause for canonization is not yet open at the Vatican. Msgr. Charles Kosanke, pastor and rector of the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit, tells us about Fr. Richard’s life and possible road to sainthood.
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