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Rev Michael A Tierney
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1839
Ballylooby
County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: Oct. 5, 1908
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Most Reverend Michael Tierney, D.D. Sixth Bishop of Hartford

Motto: Spes Nostra (Our Hope)

Born in Ballylooby, Co. Tipperary Ireland (Sep 29, 1839)
Immigrated to Norwalk, Connecticut (between 1837-1838)
Graduated to St. Thomas Collage (for prep), Bardstown, Kentucky
Graduated to Montreal Collage, Montreal, Canada
Graduated St. Joseph Seminary, Troy, New York
Ordained to the priesthood (May 26, 1866)
Chancellor/Secretary of the Cathedral in Providence (1867-1872)
Pastor at St. Patrick (a.k.a. St. Joseph) New London (1873-1874)
Pastor at St John, Hartford (1878-1883)
Appointed to position of Sixth Bishop of Hartford Connecticut by Pope Leo XIII, Hartford (Dec 2, 1893)
Ordained Bishop Bishop of Hartford, Connecticut (Feb 22, 1894)
Pastor at St Mary, New Britain (1884-1894)
Acquired "Connecticut Catholic" (1896)
Established St. Francis Hospital, Hartford (1897)
Renamed "Connecticut Catholic" to "The Catholic Transcript" (1898)
Established St Thomas Minor Seminary, Hartford (Sep 10, 1898)
Established St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury (1902)
Allowed religious communities of Women: Sisters of Good Shepherd; Hartford, Little Sisters of the Poor; New Haven, Daughters of the Holy Ghost/Spirits, France(all in 1902)
Established St. Joseph's Hospital, Willmantic (1907)
Established St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridge Port (1908)
Established Sacred Heart Church [first Polish church in New Britain] (1894)
Consecrated Bishop of Hartford (Feb 22, 1894)

In his reign, the number of parishes in Diocese grew from 98 to 167. He also established national churches including a Polish Church in Providence, Rhode Island. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Tierney
  Judith Julia née Fitzgerald Tierney Fahy (1820 - 1897)
 
 Siblings:
  Michael A Tierney (1839 - 1908)
  Patrick Tierney (1840 - 1904)*
  Margaret Tierney Bailey (1841 - 1920)*
  Jeremiah Tierney (1844 - 1916)*
  Josie Fahy (1860 - 1861)**
  Catherine L Tierney (1865 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery
Bloomfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Matt
Record added: Dec 25, 2009
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- Plunkitt Family
 Added: Sep. 10, 2013
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Tierney, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Sep. 28, 2011

-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 29, 2009
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