Christian E. O'Connell

Christian E. O'Connell is an attorney currently based in Washington, D.C. He previously spent a number of years in France practicing law, studying, and working in Catholic education.

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Rediscovering Saint Drogo of Sebourg

In the earliest edition of the Martyrologium Romanum approved by Pope Gregory XIII in 1584, as in every edition since, one finds a modest mention of “Saint Drogo, confessor” on the sixteenth day of April. Behind this humble reference stands a largely forgotten story that offers not only a fascinating window on rural and religious … Read more

Reflections on the Feast of Saint Symphorian

In a chapel of the great Romanesque cathedral of Autun in Burgundy hangs a monumental painting depicting a curious and compelling scene from antiquity. An eclectic and agitated crowd has gathered in the shadow of an imposing stone gate. At the head of this assembly, a fair-skinned young man stands draped in a white toga, … Read more

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