Cause for the Canonization of 

Servant of God 

Demetrius Gallitzin

"Apostle of the Alleghenies"




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2007 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award Recipient

Elizabeth McDermott is a member of Saint Mary Parish, Nanty Glo, and was nominated by the Saint Mary’s Conference of the Saint Vincent DePaul Society, and the members of Saint Mary Parish.  Mrs. McDermott is president of the parish’s Saint Vincent DePaul Society Conference.

“Betsy truly personifies the Good News of Jesus Christ and the virtues of Prince Gallitzin by her faith, commitment and service to God’s people,” wrote Father David Peles, pastor.  “Her role as conference president, team leader and store manager has made our local Thrift Store a successful business, as well as a welcome necessity for the underprivileged and physically and learning disabled members of our parish and community.”

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