Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Thomas Louis Connolly


Connolly, Thomas Louis (1815-1876), Roman Catholic archbishop of Halifax (1859-76), was born in county Cork, Ireland, in 1815. He was educated at Rome, joined the Capuchin order, and was ordained a priest at Lyons, France. After serving for several years in Ireland, he came to Nova Scotia in 1842, as secretary to Archbishop Walsh, and in 1845 he became vicar-general of the diocese of Halifax. In 1852 he became bishop of Fredericton, New Brunswick ; and in 1859 he succeeded to the archbishopric of Halifax . His chief work was in charitable and educational lines; but his influence was thrown also against the Fenian movement. He died at Halifax, on July 27, 1876.

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 118.


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