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Bonaventure Finnbarr Broderick

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Bonaventure Finnbarr Broderick, American bishop. Member The Arcadia (Rome), being first American so honored; member Collegium Cultorum Martyrum, Rome.

Background

Broderick, Bonaventure Finnbarr was born on December 25, 1868 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of John Harris and Margaret (Healy) Broderick.

Education

Graduate N. Am; graduate course in history and archaeology under Prof.

Career

Ordained R.C. priest, 1896. Professor of history, English grammar and Italian literature, Diocesan Seminary, Hartford, 1898-1900. Acting pastor Branford, Connecticut, 1898, Westport, Connecticut, 1900.

Appointed American secretary to Mons. Sbaretti, Havana, Cuba, 1900, and carried on negotiations between church and state to successful settlement, 1905. Created private chamberlain by Pope Leo XIII, 1901.

Appointed American secretary to Apostolic delegate to P.I., 1901, resigned upon appointment of Taft Commission, 1902. Represented R. C. Church at inauguration of Cuban Republic, May 20, 1902. Appointed titular bishop of Juliopolis, September, and consecrated, October 28, 1903.

Auxiliary bishop of Havana, 1903-March 1, 1905. Appointed general commissioner of the Pope for collection of Peter’s Pence, 1904. Engaged in literary and editorial work, 1910-1940.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Millbrook (New York) Round Table since 1936.

Membership

Member The Arcadia (Rome), being first American so honored. Member Collegium Cultorum Martyrum, Rome.

Connections

father:
John Harris Broderick

mother:
Margaret (Healy) Broderick