Fonds - Bishop Michael Fintan Power fonds

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Bishop Michael Fintan Power fonds

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  • 1897-1915 (Creation)
    Power, Michael Fintan

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2 cm of textual records

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Michael Fintan Power (1877-1920), Roman Catholic bishop, was born in St. John's in 1877, son of Margaret (Kelly) and Michael Sr. Power, politician. His grandfather, also Michael, was born in Waterford, Ireland and had established a cooperage in St. John's. Power died at Sydney, Nova Scotia on 6 March 1920 and was buried in St. George's.

Power began his education at St. Patrick's Hall, and then transferred to St. Bonaventure's College in 1890. In 1890, he was accepted by Bishop McNeil as a candidate for the Diocese of St. George's, and was sent to Nova Scotia, where he studied at St. Francis Xavier for one year. Power then accompanied Bishop McNeil to Rome, where he remained to study at the Propaganda College.

On 10 March 1906, Power was ordained. He returned home in early August and was appointed parish priest to Harbour Breton in early October. On 25 July 1911, Power was consecrated Bishop to St. George's. Power sought many improvements for the church and school buildings in his diocese. He also established new parishes at St. Alban's and Lourdes.

In 1920, Power sought treatment for pneumonia at Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he died.

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The fonds contains correspondence, 3 Shares of War Memorial, research notes, and a baptism record (1878). Many of the items concern a possible claim to property known as the "Lady Tucker Estate," Sherbourne, England. The fonds also includes newspaper clippings.

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Donated by Kathleen Coleman in 1983.


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Created - May 3, 2013

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