The Rise and Fall of the Irish Franciscan Monasteries, and Memoirs of the Irish Hierarchy in the Seventeenth Century

The Rise and Fall of the Irish Franciscan Monasteries, and Memoirs of the Irish Hierarchy in the Seventeenth Century

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...them once more deposited in their ancient restingplace, which he took care to restore to something like its former splendour. Indeed, it would be impossible to find, in the history of the Irish hierarchy, any prelate worthier of appreciation than this archbishop of Tuam; for we have it on the authority of one who enjoyed his intimate acquaintance, in prosperity as well as adversity, that he expended the entire revenue of his see in works of public utility. His hospitality was unbounded; and his taste for books, of which he made a vast collection, with the view of founding an extensive library in Tuam, was so notorious, that bibliopolists from France and Belgium found in him a ready and generous purchaser of the valuable works which then issued from the press of those countries. An enthusiastic admirer of the Jesuits, he advanced them a large sum for maintaining a seminary which they erected in Galway, and in the same city he built for himself a stately residence three storeys high. As the see of Clonfert was now vacant, the archbishop was desirous of having it conferred on his brother Hugh, in preference to Walter Lynch, vicar-capitular of Tuam; but as the latter was strongly recommended by the nunzio, his competitor, as may be supposed, had little or no chance of success. Indeed, the nunzio at this moment did not conceal his dislike of the aspirant or of the archbishop himself; for he described them both as "hot-headed, and wishing to have everything their own way;" and the same letter which conveyed this intelligence to Rome, represented that it would be unwise to have 'two brothers collated to the two best dioceses in the province;" and that the newly-appointed archbishop of Tuam was "the most unmanageable and refractory of...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527194
  • 9781236527196