Fonds - Rev. John Ryan fonds

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Rev. John Ryan fonds

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  • 1843, 1883-1908 (Creation)
    Ryan, John

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1 cm of textual records

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John Ryan (1843-1908), Catholic priest, was born in the Parish of Dovay, County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1843. He died at St. John's on 27 September 1908.

Ryan was educated in Thurles College and Mount Mellray, a boarding college for candidates to the priesthood under the direction of the Cistercian Monks. He attended All Hallows College, Dublin, where he completed his studies with a doctorate degree in theology.

Ryan arrived in Newfoundland in October 1865 at the invitation of John Thomas Mullock, Bishop of Newfoundland. He was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, on 2 February 1866 by Bishop Mullock. His first appointments were as a curate in the following parishes: Assumption Parish, St. Mary's, St. Mary's Bay (1866-71), and Holy Rosary Parish, Argentia (1871-73). In 1873 Rev. Ryan was selected as the parish priest at St. Patrick's Parish, St. John's (1873-1908), where he was serving at the time of his death. For many years Rev. Ryan was a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Bonaventure's College.

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Fonds consists of records related to Rev. John Ryan, including letter of appointment, correspondence, and last will and testament. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

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  • English
  • Latin

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All canonical documents are in Latin.

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Bishop Michael Francis Fleming fonds; Bishop Power Thomas James Power fonds; Bishop Michael Francis Howley fonds (106-10-6) St. Mary's Parish fonds, St. Patrick's Parish fonds.

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Created - May 22, 2013

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  • English

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