John Laval

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Most Reverend
John M. Laval
Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
Church Catholic Church
See Titular See of Hierocaesarea
Appointed September 7, 1911
In office November 29, 1911 - June 4, 1937
Ordination November 10, 1877
Consecration November 29, 1911
by James Blenk
Personal details
Born September 21, 1854
Saint-Étienne, Loire, France
Died June 4, 1937(1937-06-04) (aged 82)
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

John Laval (September 21, 1854 – June 4, 1937) was a French-born bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans from 1911-1937.


Born in Saint-Étienne, Loire, France, John Laval was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New Orleans on November 10, 1877. On September 7, 1911 Pope Pius X appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Hierocaesarea and Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans. He was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop James Blenk, S.M. on November 29, 1911. The principal co-consecrators were Bishops Cornelius Van de Ven of Alexandria in Louisiana and John Shaw of San Antonio. He continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his death on June 4, 1937 at the age of 82.[1][2] He is buried in the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans.[3]


  1. ^ "Bishop John Marius Laval". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Archived from the original on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Bishop John Marie Laval". Find A Grave. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 

Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
Succeeded by