Suitbert G. Mollinger

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Father Suitbert G. Mollinger
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As depicted in an 1892 print

Born Suibertas Gottfried Mollinger
19 April 1828(1828-04-19)
Mechelen, Belgium
Died 15 June 1892 (64)
Troy Hill, Pennsylvania
Burial Most Holy Name Of Jesus Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1]
Field(s) Priesthood (Catholic)
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.



  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 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,