Brennan, Thomas Francis
Born: Oct 06, 1855 AD
Died: 1916 AD, at 60 years of age.
1855 - Born on October 6th at Bally Cullen, Tipperary, Ireland. The first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.
1863 - His family immigrated to the United States.
- Brennan began his studies for the priesthood at St. Bonaventure's in Allegheny, New York.
1876 - Went to the University of Rouen, France and, from there, to the University of Innsbruck in Austria, where he was awarded a doctor of divinity degree.
1880 - He was ordained a priest on July 4th, in Brixen, Austria, by the local bishop, John de Leiss.
1891 - Brennan was named the first bishop of Dallas, and on April 5th, Tobias Mullen, bishop of Erie, consecrated him to the episcopacy.
- At age thirty-five, Brennan was the youngest Catholic bishop in the United States at the time.
1892 - Bishop Brennan was relieved of his Dallas post and transferred to St. John's, Newfoundland, where he spent several years.
1904 - He went to Rome, where he retired to the monastery of Grottoferrata and remained until his death
1916 - Died on March 20th.
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