Thomas Joseph Power

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Thomas Joseph Power
Bishop of St. John’s, Newfoundland
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Installed8 May 1870
Term ended4 December 1893
Predecessor John Thomas Mullock
Successor Michael Francis Howley
Ordination10 June 1854
Personal details
Born(1830-12-10)10 December 1830
Died4 December 1893(1893-12-04) (aged 62)
St. John's, Newfoundland
ProfessionPriest, Bishop
Alma mater Carlow College
Irish College in Rome

Bishop Thomas Joseph Power BA (Lon) MA (Lon) (18301893) was an Irish Roman Catholic Bishop. He was born near New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland, on 10 December 1830 to Martin Power, a publican, and Catherine Sutton. He attended St. Patrick's Tullow, Co. Carlow, and then Carlow College (1843-1853). At the time Carlow students could sit exams for degrees from the University of London and he was awarded a BA in 1850. He went on to study for a MA. He completed his studies in the Irish College in Rome (1853-1855) and was ordained a priest there by Archbishop Paul Cullen, and returned to Dublin to serve. From 1859 to 1870 he served as President of Clonliffe College. [1]

In 1870 in Rome again this time by Cardinal Cullen he was ordained the 6th Bishop of St. John's, Newfoundland. [2] In Newfoundland he was responsible for many developments such as the building of St. Patrick's Church, bringing the Irish Christian Brothers and the setting up of orphanages.[ citation needed ]

He died in St. John's on 4 December 1893 and was succeeded by Bishop Michael Francis Howley.[ citation needed ]

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  1. Bishop Thomas Joseph Power ANLA
  2. Rollmann, Hans (1990). "Power, Thomas Joseph". In Halpenny, Francess G (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography . Vol. XII (1891–1900) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.