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Bishop of Hamilton, Ont., was

born in Limerick, Ireland, February 28th, 1840. A~'hen he was eleven years old he came to Canada. In September, i855, he entered St. Michael's College, Toronto. He remained there seven years, and took an active part in founding St. Michael's Literary Association, and still contributes, for the encouragement of the society, an annual prize, known as " The Dowling Silver Medal." In 1861 lie was made one of the professors, and in the following year entered the Grand Seminary of Montreal, where he completed his theological stu-

dies. He was ordained priest by the Right Rev. Bishop Farrell oil August 7th, 1864, in St. Mary's Cathedral, Hamilton, and in October following took charge of Paris, Galt, the townships of Burford, North and South Dumfries, the villages of Ayr, Gleninorris, and Harrisburg, and the villages of Hespler and Preston. Mainly through his indefatigable efforts, the heavy debt upon the church at Paris was paid, and it «-as subsequently renovated at an outlay of over twenty thousand dollars. In 1873 lie purchased the separate school property and residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Paris. In 18i7 Father Dowling accompanied the Canadian pilgrims to Rome, taking part in the Golden Jubilee of Pope Pius IN. In i88o lie built St. Patrick's Church, Galt, and in February, 1881, was appointed

Vicar-General. On the 17th January, 1883, he was elected Vicar-Capitula of the diocese of Hamilton. On the 1st of May, 1887, he was consecrated Bishop of Peterboro, and labored successfully in that diocese for two years. On the 2iid of May, i889, he was installed Bishop of Hamilton. Bishop Dowling, while fervently devoted to his Church, is held in high esteem by other denominations, and the good work done by him in the many places which have been blessed by his labours, stands as a lasting inioitument of his worth.


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