Patrick Cronin (bishop)

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The Most Reverend
Patrick H. Cronin
S.S.C.M.E., D.D.
Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro
Province Ecclesiastical Province of Cagayan de Oro
See Cagayan de Oro
Installed 13 October 1970
Term ended 5 January 1988
Predecessor James T. G. Hayes, S.J.
Successor Jesus B. Tuquib
Other posts Founder, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
Orders
Ordination 21 December 1937
Missionary Society of St. Columban
Consecration 25 September 1955
At the chapel of St. Columban's College, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath Ireland)
Personal details
Birth name Patrick Henry Cronin
Born 30 November 1913
County Offaly, Ireland
Died February 19, 1991(1991-02-19) (aged 77)
Cagayan de Oro City,
Philippines
Buried Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral, Cagayan de Oro
Nationality Republic of Ireland Irish
Denomination Roman Catholicism
Previous post Prelate of Ozamis
Titular Bishop of Ubaza
Alma mater St. Finian's College

Patrick H. Cronin was an Irish, Roman Catholic, Columban archbishop and missionary. He was the second archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines, serving during World War II.[1]

Background[edit]

Born Patrick Henry Cronin on November 30, 1913 in Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland.[2] He was ordained priest on December 21, 1937.[3]

Cronin attended the Tullamore Christian Brothers School and St. Finian's College in Mullingar, Ireland. In 1931, he entered the Columban Fathers' Seminary. Six years later, he was ordained as priest under the Missionary Society of St. Columban.[4]

Ministry[edit]

On May 24, 1955, Cronin was appointed as Prelate of Ozamis in the Philippines. Concurrently, he was the Titular Bishop of Ubaza.[5]Upon the retirement Archbishop James Hayes on October 13, 1970, he was appointed as Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro in 1971.[6]

As Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, he established the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro, an interdiocesan theological seminary that provides formation for candidates for priesthood.[7] After retiring on January 5, 1988, he was succeeded by Jesus Tuquib and given the title Archbishop Emeritus. He then lived at the archdiocesan seminary until his death on February 9, 1991 in Maria Reyna Hospital (now Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital) in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. His remains had been interred at the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral.

Episcopal Succession[edit]

Episcopal lineage
Consecrated by: John Anthony Kyne
Styles of
Patrick Cronin
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MINDANAO MISSION : ARCHBISHOP PATRICK CRONIN'S FORTY YEARS IN THE PHILIPPINES / EDWARD FISCHER.". Filipinas Heritage Library. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  2. ^ "CDO Archdiocese Celebrates Archbishop Cronin’s 25th Death Anniversary". Misyon Online. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Archbishop Patrick Henry Cronin, S.S.C.M.E.". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Archbishop Patrick Henry Cronin, S.S.C.M.E.". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  5. ^ "CDO Archdiocese Celebrates Archbishop Cronin’s 25th Death Anniversary". Misyon Online. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  6. ^ "Archbishop Patrick Henry Cronin, S.S.C.M.E.". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  7. ^ "HISTORY WATCH: Most Rev. Patrick H. Cronin – CDO’s 2nd archbishop". CDODev.com. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
James Hayes
Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro
1971-1988
Succeeded by
Jesus Tuquib