Suitbert G. Mollinger
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|Father Suitbert G. Mollinger|
As depicted in an 1892 print
|Born||Suibertas Gottfried Mollinger|
19 April 1828
|Died||15 June 1892 (64)|
Troy Hill, Pennsylvania
|Burial||Most Holy Name Of Jesus Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania |
|Known for||Founding of St. Anthony's Chapel, healing sermons|
Fr. Suitbert Godfrey Mollinger (April 19, 1828 - June 15, 1892) was a Catholic priest of Belgian descent, known for his time in the Pittsburgh diocese, where he founded St. Anthony's Chapel, home to the second-largest collection of saintly relics in the world (after the Vatican), acquired under the Father's direction during the 1880s. During his lifetime, Mollinger was widely acclaimed as a healer, his sermons drawing tens of thousands who sought cures and blessings, a reputation that continued well after his death as his image was used to sell patent medicines and herbal remedies into the first decades of the 20th century.
- Lambing, Andrew Arnold (1914), "Rev. Suitbert G. Mollinger", Brief Biological Sketches of the Deceased Bishops and Priests who Labored in the Diocese of Pittsburgh from the Earliest Times to the Present, with an Historical Introduction, Pittsburgh, PA: Republic Bank Note Co., p. 314-318, https://archive.org/details/breifbiologicals01reva
- "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV29-P5K7 : 13 December 2015), Suitbert Godfrey Mollinger, 1892; Burial, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Most Holy Name Of Jesus Cemetery; citing record ID 52423120, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.