John Walsh (bishop)

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His Grace
John Walsh
Archbishop of Toronto
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Diocese Archdiocese of Toronto
Installed July 25, 1889
Term ended July 30, 1898
Predecessor John Joseph Lynch
Successor Denis T. O'Connor
Other posts Bishop of London, Ontario
Ordination November 1, 1854
by Armand-François-Marie de Charbonnel
Consecration November 10, 1867
by Charles-François Baillargeon
Personal details
Born (1830-05-24)May 24, 1830
Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Died July 30, 1898(1898-07-30) (aged 68)
Toronto, Ontario
Buried St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Irish
Denomination Roman Catholic

John Walsh (May 24, 1830 – July 30, 1898) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Toronto, Canada from 1889 to 1898.

Early years[edit]

Born in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, Walsh and came to Canada in 1852 to complete his studies at the Sulpician Seminary in Montreal.

He was ordained Priest of Toronto in 1854 by then Bishop of Toronto Armand-François-Marie de Charbonnel.

He was consecrated as Bishop of Sandwich, Ontario in 1867, and after that diocese was returned to its previous site of London, Ontario in 1869, as Bishop of London, Ontario until 1889, when he was translated to the see of Toronto.

Later Years and Legacy[edit]

Walsh left his legacy with the establishment of Sacred Heart Orphanage at Sunnyside, St. John's Industrial School for Boys and purchased land for the establishment of Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery.

Walsh died in Toronto in 1898 and is buried at St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto.

Further reading[edit]

  • John P. Comiskey. My Heart's Best Wishes for You: A biography of Archbishop John Walsh (MQUP 2012)

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