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Bishop John Dubois

Bishop John Dubois

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 20 Dec 1842 (aged 78)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Plot Buried under the front steps
Memorial ID 18393 · View Source
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Educator, Missionary. Born in Paris, France, he was an ordained Priest at the Oratorian Seminary of St-Magloire, when he came to America in 1791. In 1794, he became pastor of Frederick where he built the first church and ministered to Western Maryland. His career as an educator began in 1808, joining the Society of St-Sulpice and opened a school at Emmitsburg, which became there the present Mt. St. Mary's College. Dubois was also of invaluable assistance, material and spiritual, to Mother Seton, founder of the American Sisters of Charity, established 1809. In October 1826, he was chosen third Bishop of the New York diocese which covered the whole State of New York, half the State of New Jersey, with a Catholic population of about 150,000, eighteen priests and twelve churches. In this position, he spent the rest of life in the expansion of the church's dioceses.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bishop John Dubois (25 Aug 1764–20 Dec 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18393, citing Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .