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goal written into the foundational documents Catholic community in this country: Sr. Rose (“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that Phillippine Duchesne, R.S.C.J., who came to all men are created equal…” from the America from France to minister to the Native Declaration of Independence) and national Americans in the frontier areas of Missouri and motto (“E pluribus unum,” that is “out of Kansas; Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, S.C., many, one”). In a sense, this desire for national who started the first Catholic school in the unity, despite the obstacles, has fueled country in Maryland and founded the first suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony and American religious community, the Sisters of abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, leading Charity; Fr. Damien de Veuster, SS.CC. and Sr. to the great crusades for civil and workers’ Marianne Cope, O.S.F., who ministered among rights championed by Rosa Parks, the Selma the lepers of Molokai colony in the Hawaiian marchers and freedom riders of the 1960s, islands; Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini, M.S.C., the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and who came to the United States to care for the Cesar Chavez, among others. poor Italian immigrants and orphans, and established many homes and hospitals across Even beyond these two, a third and perhaps the country; Mother Katharine Drexel, S.B.S., “most Catholic” American ideal is a quest to who ministered to Native Americans and make the United States a land of mercy, African Americans in her native Philadelphia; compassion, and refuge for the oppressed. Msgr. Edward Flanagan, founder of the Boys Engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Town orphanage in Nebraska; Dorothy Day, Liberty is a gentle invitation (written by Obl.O.S.B., a journalist, social activist, and American poet Emma Lazarus) to all who pass founder of the Catholic Worker Movement by: “Give me your tired, your poor, your who Pope Francis praised in his 2015 visit to huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” The the United States, saying “her