World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

John Patrick Farrelly

Article Id: WHEBN0024089305
Reproduction Date:

Title: John Patrick Farrelly  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Joseph Patrick Hurley, Michael Joseph Ready
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

John Patrick Farrelly

The Right Reverend
John Patrick Farrelly
Bishop of Cleveland
Church Roman Catholic Church
Diocese Cleveland
See Cleveland
In office June 13, 1909—February 12, 1921
Predecessor Ignatius Frederick Horstmann
Successor Joseph Schrembs
Orders
Ordination May 22, 1880
by Cardinal Raffaele Monaco La Valletta
Consecration May 1, 1909
by Cardinal Girolamo Maria Gotti O.C.D.
Personal details
Born (1856-03-15)March 15, 1856
Memphis, Tennessee
Died February 12, 1921(1921-02-12) (aged 64)
Knoxville, Tennessee

John Patrick Farrelly (March 15, 1856 – February 12, 1921) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Cleveland from 1909 until his death in 1921.

Biography

John Farrelly was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to John and Martha (née Clay) Farrelly.[1] His father was a member of the Tennessee General Assembly, and his grandfather was one of the authors of the original Arkansas Constitution.[2] He and his parents moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and later to Kentucky (1868), where young Farrelly attended St. Mary's College.[1] After studying at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he entered Notre-Dame de la Paix at Namur, Belgium, in 1873 and completed his studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, from where he obtained a Doctor of Sacred Theology.[2]

Farrelly was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Raffaele Monaco La Valletta on May 22, 1880.[3] After touring Egypt and the Holy Land, he returned to Tennessee in 1882 and became a curate (and later pastor) at the Cathedral of Nashville.[1] He was named chancellor of the Diocese of Nashville in 1883, and secretary of the American bishops at Rome in September 1887.[2] While in Rome, he also served as spiritual director of the North American College (1893–1909).[1]

On March 18, 1909, Farrelly was appointed the fourth Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, by Pope Pius X.[3] He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 1 from Cardinal Girolamo Maria Gotti, O.C.D., with Bishops John Baptist Morris and Thomas Francis Kennedy serving as co-consecrators.[3] He was installed at St. John's Cathedral on June 13, 1909.[3] During his 12-year-long tenure, he improved the parochial school system; organized Catholic Charities; and erected 47 churches and schools, including Cathedral Latin High School.[4] During World War I, he was appointed by Mayor Harry L. Davis to the Cleveland War Commission.[2] He also ordered English to be spoken at all German churches and schools in the diocese.[5]

Farrelly died from pneumonia in Knoxville,[1] aged 64. He is buried in the crypt beneath the main altar of St. John's Cathedral.[2]

References

Preceded by
Ignatius Frederick Horstmann
Bishop of Cleveland
1909–1921
Succeeded by
Joseph Schrembs
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.