Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Great Catholic Layman: Alphonse J. Matt
Al's dad, Joseph, was one of the most distinguished parishioners at the Assumption. In 1926, in recognition of his great contribution to the Church as editor of The Wanderer, Pope Pius XI made him a Knight of St. Gregory.
My ancestors have read The Wanderer from its first issue. And to think it was started by Benedictines of St. John's Abbey from Collegeville, when they had the pastorship of the Assumption!
The Matt family does good work and our family continues to support them fully. Our family plots are next to each other in Minnesota. God bless Alphonse J. Matt. He fought the good fight and his untimely passing was too soon. May his memory be eternal!
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