A Jesuit Cossack

Before assuming the presidency of Boston College in 1932, Louis J. Gallagher, S.J., spent 15 months on a mission of danger and diplomacy in Russia. His adventure is recounted in the newly published memoir A Jesuit Cossack: A Memoir by Louis J. Gallagher, S.J., edited by retired University Secretary and Jesuit Community rector Joseph P. Duffy, S.J. Fr. Gallagher served as an assistant to the director of the Papal Relief Mission, helping to distribute food, clothing, and medicine in famine-stricken Russia. He also was a diplomatic courier—for both the Soviet government and the Vatican—bringing the remains of then-Blessed Andrew Bobola (later canonized by Pope Pius XI) from Moscow to Rome. Read more from BC News.

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