Cornelius O'Brien (bishop)
|Archbishop of Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Installed||December 1, 1882|
|Term ended||March 9, 1906|
|Successor||Edward Joseph McCarthy|
|Ordination||April 8, 1871|
May 4, 1843|
New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island
|Died||March 9, 1906
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cornelius O'Brien (May 4, 1843 – March 9, 1906) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, archbishop, and author of 39 books.
In 1882, he was appointed Archbishop of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He followed Michael Hannan in this position. He established a Catholic high school (1888) and Holy Heart Seminary (1896), both in Halifax and helped to found the French-language Collège Sainte Anne (1890) in Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia.
In 1894 he delivered a eulogy for the Rt. Hon. Sir John Thompson, a former Premier of Nova Scotia and the first Catholic Prime Minister of Canada. From 1896 to 1897, he was president of the Royal Society of Canada.
- "Cornelius O'Brien". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
- Keys, David Reid (1912). "O'Brien, Cornelius". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- D. R. Keys, rev. H. C. G. Matthew. "O'Brien, Cornelius (1843–1906)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35277. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Peter McGuigan, "Saint Mary's University: the Catholic years, 1838-1971" in Catholic Insight (2005)
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