Andrew Boylan (bishop)
The Most Reverend
|Roman Catholic Diocese of Kilmore|
|Diocese||Diocese of Kilmore|
|In office||1907–1910; (died)|
|Ordination||31 March 1867|
|Consecration||19 May 1907|
by Michael Logue
|Born||1 August 1842|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Lordship or Bishop|
|Posthumous style||not applicable|
Early life and education
It is uncertain where exactly he was born but believed to be in either the townlands of Tonylion or Kilnaleck in the civil parish of Crosserlough, County Cavan, Ireland on 1 August 1842. Boylan was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Kilmore on 31 March 1867. A bright student, he joined the staff of Maynooth College and served there as Bursar.
The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer arrived in the UK in the 1860s and experienced great growth. At the invitation of several Irish bishops the order came to Ireland in the 1870s and many of the early priests were already diocesan clergy. Boylan felt a calling to the values of the order and was professed a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer on 15 October 1888.
When the houses in Ireland were separated from the houses in England in 1898 to form a stand-alone province, Boylan became the first Irish Superior. In this role Boylan was responsible for the arrival of the Irish Redemptorists in Cebu Philippines in 1906 after a long period of consultation with the Holy See and the civil authorities in the Philippines. He travelled extensively to Italy, the United States and the Philippines and it was little surprise that, when the vacancy occurred, when he was nominated for his native diocese as Bishop of Kilmore.
Bishop of Kilmore
He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore by Pope Pius X on 13 March 1907. Boylan's episcopal consecration took place on 19 May 1907; the principal consecrator was Cardinal Michael Logue, Archbishop of Armagh, and the principal co-consecrators were Joseph Hoare, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise and Henry Henry, Bishop of Down and Connor.
- "Bishop Andrew Boylan, C.SS.R." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
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- Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 350.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
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|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Kilmore