His Early Life
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- Francis Hodur was born near Cracow, Poland. One of seven children in a poor family.
- While preparing for the priesthood at the Jagiellonian Univesity, he was an exceptional student.
- He emigrated to the U.S. in 1893. That same year, he was ordained as a preist.
- On the 14th of March 1897, Father Hodur became pastor of St. Stanislaus Cathedral, Scranton, PA.
- On Sept 29, 1907, Father Hodur was consecrated bishop by Old Catholic Bishops in Utretcht, Holland.