James Joseph Carbery

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James Joseph Carbery
Bishop James Joseph Carbery.jpg
Born (1823-05-01)May 1, 1823
County Westmeath, Ireland
Died December 17, 1887(1887-12-17) (aged 64)
Cork, Ireland

James Joseph Carbery (1 May 1823 – 17 December 1887), was an Irish Dominican, who became the third Bishop of Hamilton, Canada.


Carbery's early education was received at the Seminary of Navan. At an early age, he entered enrolled in the Order of St. Dominic, studying philosophy and theology at Viterbo and Rome. He returned to Ireland in 1849, filled many important positions in his order, and became an assistant to the master general.

In 1883, Carbery was appointed Bishop of Hamilton, and was consecrated in Rome, 11 November of the same year. He died while seeking to restore his failing health while visiting his native country.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "James Joseph Carbery". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.