Father John Altham

Also known as

  • John Gravenor


Jesuit priest. Missionary to the area that would become the state of Maryland, beginning in 1634. He fitted out a hut as a place to celebrate the liturgy, and it became known as the “first chapel in Maryland“.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Father John Altham“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 November 2019. Web. 2 December 2020. <>