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date: 20 April 2021

Bishop, W. Howardlocked

(19 December 1885–11 June 1953)
  • Christopher J. Kauffman


Bishop, W. Howard (19 December 1885–11 June 1953), Catholic priest and founder of the Glenmary Home Missioners, was born William Howard Bishop in Washington, D.C., the son of Francis Besant Bishop, a doctor, and Eleanor Theresa Knowles, both born and raised in North Carolina. Bishop was educated in public schools but in keeping with his family’s social standing he attended Harvard College between 1906 and 1908. Originally motivated to pursue a career as a journalist, he took a year off from school to work and sort out his life. Ultimately, he enrolled at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. With six years of Latin, four years of Greek, and a familiarity with French, German, advanced mathematics, history, and literature, he was well-prepared academically to enter the six-year seminary education, which included two years of college and four years of theology....

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