Was George Washington Baptized Catholic?

A picture of Virgin Mary found in his personal belongings and his early writings have Jesuit origins

By Greg Szymanski, JD
Oct. 18, 2009

A report surfaced from a 1952 Denver newspaper article that a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary was found in George Washington’s personal belongings, adding to reports in an 1860 book that he was baptized Roman Catholic on his deathbed by a Jesuit priest from Georgetown University.

It is further reported as a 16-year old youth Washington wrote, making emphasis on the “one hundred and ten “Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation,” which were first written by Jesuits and not as first reported by French scholars.

According to researchers, these maxims were so fully exemplified in George Washington’s life that biographers have regarded them as formative influences in the development of his character.

In an article written in 1926 entitled Washington’s Copy of Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation (reprinted in its entirety at the end of this article), the following conclusion was drawn, giving us further evidence that Washington was influenced by Jesuitism at an early age:To read the rest of this article subscribe now!