In 1832 a young French priest arrived in America. He served first in Missouri and Arkansas, then moved to Texas becoming the first bishop of Galveston in 1847. In 1861 Odin became Archbishop of New Orleans. The 20 years he spent in Texas were important, for he sponsored missionaries who traveled the vast state of Texas to serve settlers with their spiritual needs preaching the Gospel in French, Spanish, English and German. He served in New Orleans during the Civil War and the Reconstruction era in competent service to New Orleans, America, and the Catholic Church. He returned to France in 1870 where he died in the same home he had been raised. Size 6 x 9.