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Michael Joseph McGivney
Birth: Aug. 12, 1852
Waterbury
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1890
Thomaston
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

Religious Leader. He was the founder of the Knights of Columbus. First buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Waterbury, Connecticut, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus in 1982, with canonical and civil approval, they brought the remarkably well preserved remains of Father McGivney from Waterbury back to St Mary's Church, New Haven, where he founded the order. He was ordained a priest in Baltimore's historic Cathedral of the Assumption by Archbishop James Gibbons on December 22, 1877. His two younger brothers became priests, also and later in 1901 to 1939, his younger brothers, Msgrs. Patrick and John J. McGivney, served the Order as supreme chaplains. (bio by: James Harvey) 
 
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Saint Marys Church
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: As you enter the church you will find his tomb to your left at the front of the church.
 
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Originally Created by: James Harvey
Record added: Aug 30, 2002
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- Yankee Magnolia
 Added: Jul. 19, 2014

- Koach
 Added: Jul. 19, 2014
Dear Fr. Mike I was compelled to visit you at St. Mary's this past Friday while on business at Supreme. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. As I stood by your side and prayed - I asked that you please be with me in spirit during these difficul...(Read more)
- JOB
 Added: Nov. 24, 2013
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