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James Hubert Blenk

archbishop

James Hubert Blenk, German archbishop.

Background

Blenk, James Hubert was born on July 28, 1856 in Edenkoben, Bavaria. Son of James and Catherine (Wiedemann) Blenk.

Education

Educated St. James’ College, Baltimore. Jefferson College Convent, Louisiana. Entered Society of Mary, 1874.

Theological course at Marist Houses of Studies in France and Ireland. Course at Catholic University, Dublin.

Career

Ordained priest, R.C. Church, 1885. Professor, 1885-1890, president, 1890-1896, Jefferson College Convent, Louisiana. Rector Holy Name of Mary Church, Algiers, Louisiana, 1897-1898.

Auditor Apostolic Delegation to Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898. Consecrated bishop of Puerto Rico, July 2, 1899. Archbishop of New Orleans, July 2, since 1906.

Received pallium, April 24, 1907.

Connections

father:
James Blenk

mother:
Catherine (Wiedemann) Blenk