Cause for the Canonization of 

Servant of God 

Demetrius Gallitzin

"Apostle of the Alleghenies"




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Unveiling of the Statue of Father Demetrius A.Gallitzin

On October 10, 1899 crowds gathered at Saint Michael's Church in Loretto to witness the unveiling of the life-sized statue of Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin standing on top of the monument surmounting his tomb by Mrs. Charles Schwab.

The moment prior to the unveiling of the statue of Father Gallitzin by Mrs. Charles M. Schwab
An overview of the crowds in front of Saint Michael Church on the day of the ceremony
Band from Duquesne PA walks through Loretto
People walk down Saint Mary Street in Loretto on their way to the ceremony
The interior of Saint Michael Church, decorated for the ceremony.  This was the third church in Loretto
Waiting on the special train from Pittsburgh to Loretto