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Rev Fr Michael Joseph McGivney

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Rev Fr Michael Joseph McGivney

  • Birth 12 Aug 1852 Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 14 Aug 1890 Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial 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.
  • Memorial ID 6735640

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: James Harvey
  • Added: 30 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6735640
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Michael Joseph McGivney (12 Aug 1852–14 Aug 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6735640, citing Saint Marys Church, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .