Fr. Robert Prevost, Prior General, officially established the Federation of Augustinians of North America (FANA) acceding to the request of the four North American Provincials and their respective Councils, and the wishes of their constituencies.
Fr. James Darragh, ordained two years, wrote to his classmate, Fr. James Waldron, on this day in 1863 about his first winter in Upstate New York, where he had singlehanded care of the towns of Hoosick Falls, Cambridge and Salem. "The church is so dreadful cold that sometimes on Sunday I don't know whether my feet or hands are on my body or not."