Nevin William Hayes

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Most Reverend
Nevin William Hayes, O. Carm.
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
Church Catholic Church
See Titular See of Nova Sinna
In office February 2, 1971 - July 12, 1988
Ordination June 8, 1946
Consecration August 5, 1965
by Cletus F. O'Donnell
Personal details
Born February 17, 1922
Chicago, Illinois
Died July 12, 1988(1988-07-12) (aged 66)
Chicago, Illinois
Previous post Prelate of Sicuani

Nevin William Hayes, O.Carm. (February 17, 1922 - July 12, 1988) was an American Bishop of the Catholic Church. He served as the prelate of the Territorial Prelature of Sicuani in Peru from 1959-1970 and as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago from 1971-1988.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Nevin Hayes professed religious vows in the Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Carmelites). On June 8, 1946 he was ordained a priest. Hayes was appointed as the prelate of the Territorial Prelature of Sicuani on January 10, 1959 by Pope John XXIII. While remaining the Prelate of Sicuani, Pope Paul VI appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Nova Sinna. He was consecrated a bishop by Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Cletus F. O'Donnell. The principal co-consecrators were Bishops Bernard Joseph Flanagan of Worcester and William G. Connare of Greensburg. Hayes resigned as prelate on November 7, 1970 and was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago on February 2, 1971. He served in that capacity until his death on July 12, 1988.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Nevin William Hayes, O. Carm.". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Territorial Prelature of Sicuani". Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Prelate of Sicuani
Succeeded by
Miguel La Fay Bardi, O. Carm.