Edgar Philip Prindle Wadhams

Edgar Philip Prindle Wadhams

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edgar Philip Prindle Wadhams was the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg.Born in 1817 at Lewis in Essex County. He was a deacon in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, later convert to Roman Catholicism. He was rector of the cathedral and Vicar-General of Albany, when called to organize Northern New York into a new diocese. He was consecrated at Albany on 5 May 1872, by Archbishop John McCloskey.[Bishop Wadhams increased the number of parishes and priests and introduced several religious communities; he founded Catholic schools and erected an orphan asylum, a hospital, and an aged people's home. At his death, 5 December 1891, the churches and chapels had increased from 65 to 125; priests from 42 to 81; nuns from 23 to 129 and Catholic schools from 7 to 20; the Catholic population had risen from 50,000 to 65,000.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136730324
  • 9786136730325