Nerinckx, Charles

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Nerinckx, Charles

(1761–1824) religious leader; born in Belgium. Ordained in 1785 and forced underground after the French Revolution, he emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1804 and became a missionary in the wilderness frontier of Kentucky. Zealous and accused of excessive rigorism, he cofounded the Sisters of Loretto (1912), imposing on them a stringent rule of life.
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John Carroll, the first bishop and later archbishop of Baltimore, encouraged the likes of Stephen Badin, Demetrius Gallitzin, Edward Fenwick, Charles Nerinckx, and Benedict Flaget to establish a Catholic institutional presence in regions rarely visited by the clergy.
Charles Nerinckx, who assisted Mary and Ann Rhodes in founding the Loretto order in Kentucky in 1812.
Charles Nerinckx, when Kentucky was the frontier -- knew what they were about.