Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Patrick Dowd


Dowd, Patrick (1813-1891), priest, was born in the county of Leith, Ireland, in 1813. He was educated in the Irish College in Paris, France; and was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic church in Paris in 1837. In 1847 he joined the Sulpician order; and in 1848 he was sent to Montreal. He became the parish priest of St. Patrick's Church; and he remained in this charge until his death at Montreal on December 19, 1891. On several occasions lie declined elevation to the episcopate. See J. J. Curran, Golden jubilee of the Rev. Fathers Dowd and Toupin (Montreal, 1887).


Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 234.

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