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Patrick Richard Heffron, American bishop.


Heffron, Patrick Richard was born on June 1, 1860 in New York, United States. Son of Patrick and Margaret (O’Brien) Heffron.


High school, Mantorville, Minnesota. Business college and law school, Rochester, Minnesota. St. John’s College, Minnesota, Master of Accounts, 1878.

Grand Seminary, Montreal, Canada, 6 years, Licentiate of Sacred Theology, 1883. Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Divinity, Minerva U., 1889. Doctor of Civil Law, Appollinare U., Rome, 1889.


Ordained R.C. priesthood, December 22, 1884, after which he spent 2 years on the European Continent, mostly in Rome. Pastor Cathedral, St. Paul, 1886-1896. Vice rector, 1896-1897, president, 1897-1910, St. Paul Seminary.

Consecrated bishop of Winona. Minnesota, May 19, 1910. Appointed assistant at the throne by Benedict XV, 1920.


Patrick Heffron

Margaret (O’Brien) Heffron