Saint Days: James Lloyd Breck, Priest, Educator, Missionary
James Lloyd Breck (1818-1876) was a priest, educator, and missionary. Born in Philadelphia, he travelled to Wisconsin in 1842 where he helped establish Nashotah House, an Anglican seminary which is still responsible for the education of many priests and deacons.
After helping found Nashotah House, he moved north of Nashotah where he acted as a missionary to the Oneida Indian Settlement. In 1850, he moved to the La Crosse area of Minnesota where he continued his missionary activity. He opened a number of missions in that area and became known as "the Apostle of the Wilderness."
Let us remember the example of James Lloyd Breck in our prayers today:
Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for your servant James Lloyd Breck, whom you called to preach the Gospel; raise up in this and every land evangelists and heralds of your kingdom, that your Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.