Cause for the Canonization of 

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Demetrius Gallitzin

"Apostle of the Alleghenies"




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2007 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award Recipient

Lucy Mock is a member of the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish in Loretto, and was nominated by other members of the parish, who describe her as “a tireless worker for everything concerning the Basilica and all her numerous friends.”

Basilica rector Monsignor Timothy Swope endorsed the nomination, adding “Lucy has cared for the Gallitzin House, the Diocesan Shrine and the Basilica grounds for decades using her own funds to make the areas presentable.  She has worked as a faithful and active parishioner her whole life as well as a volunteer for the community (e.g. bloodmobile, Legion, Carmel, etc.) for well over 50 years.”

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