Battersby's Catholic Directory, Almanac and Registry of the Whole Catholic World

Battersby's Catholic Directory, Almanac and Registry of the Whole Catholic World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...praises of the Almighty, and receiving from the lips of the priest, those lessons of knowledge which set forth His character and His law, he was educated in the Abbey School of Tipperary, under the direction of the eminent scholar, Dr. Clarke, who was the master in language, arts, and science of so many distinguished men. Being at first intended, like the great Dr. Gentili, for the profession of the law, Michael entered Trinity College, Dublin, at the "early age of fifteen, and in due course took the degree of A.B. with credit to himself. Although, perhaps, the only instance of a Catholic priest and prelate, since the Deformation, becoming an alumnus, or graduate of this University, yet, unlike too many educated in that un-Catholic and un-national hot-bed of error and bigotry, he learned, by experience, the dangers of sectarian association, and the importance of the Catholics of Ireland having, as in past ages, a University of their own. Dr. Slattery registered his votes for members of the University, only where, as in the case of Lord Plunkett and a few others, Catholic Emancipation, or justice to Ireland was concerned. Having, however, soon resolved on devoting himself to the sacred priesthood, after a distinguished course in the University, he entered the College of Carlow, where, after proceeding with Eclal through the course of divinity, he was ordained priest in 1809. He was soon after appointed Professor of Philosophy in the same College, where he became the bosom friend of the Right Rev. Dr. Doyle. In I815, when the Very Rev. Dr. Staunton wus President, he was presented, by the students of the class over which he presided, with a silver cup, as a suitable token of their high esteem and affection. From being a professor in...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881400
  • 9781236881403