Father Leo Heinrichs woke up the morning of Feb. 23, 1908, and prepared for the 6 a.m. Mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Denver. While he normally said the 8 a.m. Mass, Father Leo asked his vicar, Father Wulstan Workman, if he would switch on account of a meeting he had later that morning.
113 years ago, Father Leo Heinrichs was shot to death in Denver while distributing Communion. His cause for beatification, interrupted by World War II, is still open… …
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