Thomas Shine (12 February 1872 – 22 November 1955) was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Middlesbrough from 1929 to 1955.
The Irish are a Celtic nation and ethnic group native to the island of Ireland, who share a common Irish ancestry, identity and culture. Ireland has been inhabited for about 12,500 years according to archaeological studies. For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people. Anglo-Normans conquered parts of Ireland in the 12th century, while England's 16th/17th-century (re)conquest and colonisation of Ireland brought a large number of English and Lowland Scots people to parts of the island, especially the north. Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland and the smaller Northern Ireland. The people of Northern Ireland hold various national identities including British, Irish, Northern Irish or some combination thereof.
A prelate is a high-ranking member of the clergy who is an ordinary or who ranks in precedence with ordinaries. The word derives from the Latin prælatus, the past participle of præferre, which means "carry before", "be set above or over" or "prefer"; hence, a prelate is one set over others.
The Bishop of Middlesbrough is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough in the Province of Liverpool, England.
Born in New Inn, County Tipperary, Ireland on 12 February 1872, completing his clerical studies in St. Joseph's Seminary, Leeds and, he was ordained to the priesthood on 29 June 1894. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Middlesbrough and Titular Bishop of Lamus on 12 April 1921. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 29 June 1921, the principal consecrator was Bishop Richard Lacy of Middlesbrough, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Joseph Cowgill of Leeds and Archbishop Frederick Keating of Liverpool. On the death of Bishop Lacy on 11 April 1929, Shine automatically succeeded as the Bishop of Middlesbrough. He was appointed the personal title of archbishop on 19 January 1955.His episcopal motto was rare enough in French: Briller sans bruler, a wink to his last name 'Shine: 'shining not burning' - the elegant alliteration holds only in French. Archbishop Shine died in office on 22 November 1955, aged 83.
New Inn is a village in County Tipperary in Ireland. It is also in the barony of Middle Third, and part of the parish of New Inn & Knockgraffon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is a Latin Rite Roman Catholic diocese based in Middlesbrough, England and is part of the province of Liverpool. It was founded on 20 December 1878, with the splitting of the Diocese of Beverley which had covered all of Yorkshire. The modern day Middlesbrough diocese covers an area of 4,000 km² in North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, together with the City of York. The Bishop's See is in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, at St Mary's Cathedral.
Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word consecration literally means "association with the sacred". Persons, places, or things can be consecrated, and the term is used in various ways by different groups. The origin of the word comes from the Latin word consecrat, which means dedicated, devoted, and sacred. A synonym for to consecrate is to sanctify; a distinct antonym is to desecrate.
Thomas Shine, second Bishop of Middlesbrough, died at the Sisters of Mercy Nursing Home at Whitby on 22 November, 1955, in his 84th year. He had been a priest for 61 years, 34 years a bishop, and Bishop of the Diocese of Middlesbrough for 26 years. He died as an Archbishop, a Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Assistant at the Pontifical Throne, and Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre.
Edward Daniel Howard was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Portland from 1926 to 1966.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds is a Roman Catholic diocese of the Latin Rite centred on Leeds Cathedral in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. It was founded on 20 December 1878, with the splitting of the Diocese of Beverley which had covered all of Yorkshire. The Diocese of Leeds was made to cover the historic West Riding of Yorkshire, while the Diocese of Middlesbrough took over the organisation of the rest of Yorkshire.
Michael J. Cleary is the Roman Catholic Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Banjul, Gambia. He was born in Brickens, County Mayo, Ireland. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1952 for the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. On 24 January 1981, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Banjul, and ordained on 24 March 1981. The principal consecrator was Archbishop Johannes Dyba; his principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Joseph Ganda, and Bishop Michael Joseph Moloney. Cleary retired on 25 February 2006.
Robert Cornthwaite was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was last Bishop of Beverley and the first Bishop of Leeds.
John Joseph Boardman was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, and Titular Bishop of Gunela.
Joseph McCormack (1887–1958) was an English prelate who served as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle from 1936 to 1958.
Patrick Joseph James Keane was a 20th-century bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento in the state of California from 1922-1928.
William Gordon was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the second Bishop of Leeds.
James Donald Scanlan was a Roman Catholic prelate who served first as the Bishop of Dunkeld, then Bishop of Motherwell, and ultimately Archbishop of Glasgow.
William Andrew Hart (1904–1992) was a Scottish Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Dunkeld from 1955 to 1981.
Michael Joseph McGrath was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served first as the Bishop of Menevia from 1935 to 1940, then the Archbishop of Cardiff from 1940 to 1961.
Joseph Thorman was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle from 1924 to 1936.
Thomas Whiteside was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Liverpool (1894–1911) before being elevated to Archbishop of Liverpool (1911–1921).
Frederick William Keating was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served first as Bishop of Northampton from 1908 to 1921, then Archbishop of Liverpool from 1921 to 1928.
Daniel Joseph Hannon was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Bishop of Menevia from 1941 to 1946.
Richard Lacy was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the first Bishop of Middlesbrough from 1879 to 1929.
George Brunner was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Middlesbrough from 1955 to 1967.
Francis Gerard Thomas was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Northampton from 1982 to 1988.
James Danell was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Southwark from 1871 to 1881.
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