James Huntington was an American mission priest who received a call to the religious life during a church service in Philadelphia in 1883. He established the Order of the Holy Cross among poor immigrants in New York, and through many difficulties – including considerable opposition from evangelicals who denounced religious life as evil and corrupt – his little band of men survived to build the first Episcopal monastery for men on the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie, across from President Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park. (source unknown)

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