Rev Fr Jorge Alfonso Imperial Barlin

Rev Fr Jorge Alfonso Imperial Barlin

Birth
Camarines Sur Province, Bicol, Philippines
Death 4 Sep 1909 (aged 59)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Sacello dei Domenicani
Memorial ID 59407067 · View Source
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Msgr. Jorge Imperial Barlin
Born in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines to Mateo Alfonso Barlin and Francisca Imperial.

The 1st Filipino Bishop in the Roman Catholic Church.

Ordained: 19 Sep 1875
Appointed: 14 Dec 1905
Ordained Bishop: 29 Jun 1906

Principal Consecrator:
Archbishop Ambrose Agius, O.S.B.

Principal Co-Consecrators:
Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty
Bishop Frederick Zadok Rooker

A priest for 34.0 years. A bishop for 3.2 years.

Jorge Barlin was ordained priest when he was 28 years old, at a time when the Catholic Church, headed by Spanish friars, was persecuting Filipino priests. His rise to that exalted ecclesiastical post was not only a personal triumph but also the fulfillment as well of every Filipino Catholic priest's aspiration. It, too, was a triumph of the Filipino people, of a race that had been considered inferior for over 300 years by a regime which had itself brought Catholicism into the country.

Death came to Bishop Barlin in Rome. He was interred in that holy city. Several attempts to bring his remains to the Philippines in later years proved futile.

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Thank you to Eman Bonnici for having located Bishop Barlin's grave site.


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  • Added: 29 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59407067
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Jorge Alfonso Imperial Barlin (23 Apr 1850–4 Sep 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59407067, citing Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by RowWalker (contributor 46489843) .