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Father Millet Cross

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Location type: Cross
Location address: Niagara
Number of texts: 1
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The Father Millet Cross is a memorial on the grounds of Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York. The 18-foot (5.5 m) bronze cross is a replacement for the wooden cross erected by Pierre Millet at the New French Fort Denonville in 1688. During the preceding winter, disease and starvation overwhelmed the fort’s garrison of a hundred men and only twelve of them were saved by a rescue party. Father Millet, a Jesuit missionary, as with this rescue party. On Good Friday (April 16) he celebrated Mass and erected and dedicated a cross invoking God’s mercy for the plague-stricken men. On the beam of the cross is inscribed: “REGN. VINC. IMP. CHRS.” or Regnat, Vincit, Imperat, Christus, or King, Conquering Commander, Anointed.

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