Father Isaac Hecker (1819–1888)

Founder, Missionary Society of St. Paul

One of the most famous Catholic converts of the nineteenth century (along with his friend, Orestes Brownson), Hecker founded the Paulist fathers in 1858.


Catholic Encyclopedia * Paulists


Diary Isaac T. Hecker, the Diary: Romantic Religion in Ante-Bellum America 

L. Hostetter, The Ecclesial Dimension of Personal and Social Reform in the Writings of Isaac Thomas Hecker  

D. O'Brien, Isaac Hecker: An American Catholic