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Clergyman

Levi Silliman Ives, American clergyman.

Background

Ives, Levi Silliman was born on September 16, 1797 in Meriden, Connecticut, United States. Son of Levi and Fanny (Silliman) Ives.

Education

Attended Hamilton College, 1816. Studied theology under Bishop J. H. Hobart.

Career

Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1822, priest, Trinity Church, Philadelphia, 1823. Assistant St. James’ Church, Batavia, New York. Rector Trinity Church (Southwark), Philadelphia.

Assistant minister Trinity Church, New York City. Rector St. James’ Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Bishop of North Carolina, 1831.

Founded Brotherhood of Holy Cross, Valle Crucis, North Carolina, dissolved after investigation by convention of Episcpalian Church, 1848. Resigned as bishop and entered Roman Catholic Church, 1852. Professor of English, St. John’s College, Fordham, New York, also St. Joseph’s Seminary.

Founder, 1st president Catholic Male Protectory. Author: New Manual of Devotions, Humility a Ministerial Qualification, 1840. The Apostle’s Doctrine and.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: New Manual of Devotions, Humility a Ministerial Qualification, 1840. The Apostle’s Doctrine and Fellowship, 1844. The Obedience of Faith, 1849.

      Trials of a Mind in its Progress to Catholicism. A Letter to his Old Friends, 1853.

Connections

Married Rebecca Hobart, 1822.

father:
Levi Ives

mother:
Fanny (Silliman) Ives

spouse:
Rebecca Hobart