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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ARCHBISHOP HUGHES. It would seem but meagre recognition of the services of Archbishop Hughes in the cause of Catholicity, but more especially of Catholic education, were we to dismiss him, in this work, with a mere occasional mention. In admiring the beauty of the handiwork, we must not lose sight of the hand that wrought it or the mind that guided that hand. Therefore a little space devoted to a biographical sketch of the illustrious prelate will not be out of place. John Hughes was born on June 24, the feast of St. John the Baptist, 1797, at Annaloghan, near Augher, County Tyrone, Ireland. His father, Patrick Hughes, was a small farmer, who, although in comfortable circumstances, and able to provide well for his large family, was by no means affluent or wealthy. A staunch Catholic, he faithfully performed his duty to God and man, even under circumstances most trying and unfavorable, and at a time when his native coun. try was groaning under te weight of the penal laws. Young John, who was the third of a family of seven, received his early education at a little school in Augher, and later attended the high school at Auchnacloss. From his earliest childhood he evinced a strong desire for the priesthood. "Many a time," said he in later life, "have I thrown down my rake in the meadow, and kneeling behind a hayrick, begged of Grod and the Blessed Virgin to let me become a priest." He early displayed an aptitude for learning and a fondness for his books that gave promise of a brilliant future. But the plans of the young student and his fond parents were destined to be thwarted, and their dreams of the future rudely dispelled. By a train of untoward circumstances, his career at school was brought to an untimely end, and his hopes...
  • ISBN13: 9781230281544
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00042
Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches
Publication Date20130912

A History of St. John's College, Fordham, N.y

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