Thomas de Grace

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Thomas de Grace
Titular Bishop of Dionysias
Auxiliary Bishop of Liège
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Liège
In office1628–1636
Predecessor Stephen Strecheus
Successor Henri Sylvius
Orders
Ordination22 Sep 1607
Consecration1629
by  Pier Luigi Carafa
Personal details
Born1584
Grace, France
Died4 Aug 1636 (age 52)
Liège, Belgium

Thomas de Grace (1584–1636) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Titular Bishop of Dionysias (1628–1636) and Auxiliary Bishop of Liège (1628–1636). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Biography

Thomas de Grace was born in Grace, France in 1584 and ordained a priest in the Diocese of Liège on 22 Sep 1607. [2] On 11 Dec 1628, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Urban VIII as Titular Bishop of Dionysias and Auxiliary Bishop of Liège. [1] [2] in 1629, he was consecrated bishop by Pier Luigi Carafa, Bishop of Tricarico. [1] [2] He served as Auxiliary Bishop of Liège until his death on 4 Aug 1636. [2]

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References

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Stephen Strecheus
Titular Bishop of Dionysias
1628–1636
Succeeded by
Henri Sylvius
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Liège
1628–1636
Succeeded by