All Hallows College, Ireland (1840)

A bust of Father John Hand (1807-1846), founder of All Hallows

On the eve of  All Hallows (All Saints), it seems appropriate to focus on a seminary named for that day. From 1840 through the 1980′s, All Hallows College sent some 5,000 Irish priests out to the English-speaking world. Today it is a college of Dublin City University. The following is taken from the 1911 Catholic [Read More...]

A Dominican in Memphis: Father Joseph A. Kelly, O.P. (1827-1885)

Fr Kelly OP

Very Rev. Joseph Augustine Kelly, O.P.— Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1827. Came to America at the age of ten. Reared in Philadelphia, Pa., and Louisville, Ky. Graduate St. Mary’s… [in] Bardstown, Ky. Entered Dominican Order 1843. Ordained July 27, 1850; classical course, St. Rose’s, Springfield, Ky.; St. Joseph’s, Somerset, Ohio, after ordination; 1854 was elected [Read More...]

Father William Starrs, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York (1807-1873)

Fr Wm Starrs NY

Very Rev. William Starrs, D.D. (The New York Times,  February 7, 1873) Very Rev. William Starrs, D.D., Rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of New York, died yesterday morning at 7:50 o’clock, at No. 263 Mulberry Street, in the sixty-sixth year of his age. He celebrated Mass yesterday week for the [Read More...]


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