It then had a population of about 10,000, a fifth of whom were Catholics. Pierre-Adolphe Pinsonnault, a Sulpician, was chosen. He was born at Saint-Philippe, Quebec, 23 November, 1815, made his studies in Montreal and in Paris, and was ordained in the latter city in 1840. On 2 February, 1859, he procured a pontifical Brief altering the title of the diocese to Sandwich, and authorizing the change of residence to that location.
He resigned the see on 18 December, 1866, and died at Montreal, 30 January, 1883. G., Toronto, was chosen and consecrated on 10 November, 1867. Kilkenny, Ireland, 24 May, 1830, he was ordained priest on 1 November, 1854, and spent the years previous to his elevation to the episcopate in parish work.
It was raised to the status of a minor basilica by Pope John XXIII in December, 1961.
The Diocese covers the counties of Middlesex, Elgin, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth, Huron, Lambton, Kent and Essex. Peter's Seminary, which is now affiliated with the University of Western Ontario.
Although the interior was decorated in 1925-26 and the towers, sacristy and chapel completed in 1957-58, the building retains its original character. Peter's Cathedral was designated a minor Basilica by the Vatican in 1961." The following additional information is from Wikipedia: "The parish now known as St.
The structure was built in a 13th-century French French Gothic Revival style between 18. The first stained glass windows were added in 1889 but the interior decoration was not completed until 1926.Long Description: An historical marker on the grounds of St.Peter's reads: "Begun in 1880 and dedicated on June 28, 1885, this magnificent structure was built during the episcopate of Bishop John Walsh to serve as the cathedral for the Diocese of London.Again, Toronto made a vacancy in the See of London, for Archbishop O'Connor resigned and Bishop Mc Evay was transferred to Toronto, and took possession on 17 June, 1908. Fallon, provincial of the American province of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.As fifth Bishop of London, the pope appointed on 14 December, 1909, the Very Rev. He was born at Kingston, Canada, 17 May, 1867, and entered the Oblate congregation at the conclusion of his course at Ottawa University.
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