Freitag, Augustine M
Freitag, Augustine M.
a Redemptorist preacher, was born in Hanover, of Lutheran parentage, in 1836. At the age of sixteen he joined the Roman Catholic Church,. and commenced his preparatory studies for the priestly office at Gottingen. After coming to America, he completed his studies at Cumberland, Maryland, and joined the Redemptorists. He was ordained priest in 1863, and assigned to duty in New York city. After serving there for some years he was transferred to Boston, Massachusetts. In 1882 he returned to New York city, be. came assistant-rector of St. Alphonso's, and died there July 26 of the same year. (B.P.)