Gregor Johann Mendel, a German-speaking Moravian–Silesian scientist conducted pea plant experiments between 1856 and 1863 established many of the rules of heredity, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance.
Born in Austria, 1822-1884
Naturalist, Scientist, and Friar
Founder of modern genetics
“The seed of supernatural life, of sanctifying grace, cleanses from sin, so preparing the soul of man, and man must seek to preserve this life by his good works. He still needs the supernatural food, the body of the Lord, which received continually, develops and brings to completion of the life. So natural and supernatural must unite to the realization of the holiness to the people. Man must contribute his minimum work of toil, and God gives the growth.”